Grove High School's homecoming ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, just prior to the Grove vs. Miami game at Ridgerunner Stadium.

Candidates are asked to arrive by 6 p.m., to be in place by 6:15 p.m., as the ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. sharp.

The parade starts promptly at 1 p.m. on Friday. Lineup begins at noon, near the Grove Community Center and First Christian Church.

The parade route begins at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove, travels down Third to Main Street, then turns on 10th Street to travel in front of the middle and lower elementary schools.

It will finish by continuing to Leisure Road to pass in front of the early childhood center. It will then turn down Seventh Street, and end behind Ridgerunner Stadium.

Additional activities for students, including a pep assembly for middle and high school students, will take place following the parade at Ridgerunner Stadium.

Meet the candidates

Meet the 2019 Homecoming Court for Grove High School. More than 50 students representing a plethora of student groups.

Academic Team

Emily Rice - daughter of David and Kelly Rice. Favorite thing about school: Talking with friends. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University, to pursue a master’s degree in accounting, then get an apartment with plants and a dining room table.

Jonathan Engles - son of Jon Engles and Joelle Engles. Favorite thing about school: My three-hour lunch break. He plans to attend a university and study medicine.

Art

Rhys Schwenke - daughter of Shannon Schwenke and Darrell Schwenke. Favorite thing about school: Art. She plans to become an illustrator of her own novels.

Ryan McAbee - son of Randy and Jill McAbee. Favorite thing about school: Running cross country. He plans to attend a university and play collegiate soccer.

Band

Amelia Rutter - daughter of Jim and Becky Rutter. Favorite thing about school: Making memories in band. She plans to attend college and medical school to eventually become a physician.

Riley Grimes - son of Doug Grimes and Leanne Temple. Favorite thing about school: School plays. He plans to go to Northeastern A&M College and Oklahoma University to pursue a degree in civil engineering.

Baseball/Softball

Mikalle Pair - daughter of Kelli Pair and DJ. Lowry. Favorite thing about school: Leaving to go home. She plans to attend Fort Scott Community College to further her softball career.

Colin Craig - son of Steve and Jamie Craig. Favorite thing about school: Three hour break. He plans to go to a university and play college baseball.

Basketball

Elizabeth Cash - daughter of Mark and Jill Cash. Favorite thing about school: Leaving for lunch. She plans to attend college and further her softball career.

Aason Cross - son of Karen Stephens and Rod Cross. Favorite thing about school: Lunch. He plans to play basketball and go into sports management.

Character Counts

Rachel Reyes - daughter of Edna and Eddie Reyes. Favorite thing about school: Hanging out with friends, the counselors and the teachers. She plans to go to college and major in music business.

Mason Deakins - son of Debbie and Todd Deakins. Favorite thing about school: Being with the friends I love. He plans to attend the University of Oklahoma, study graphic arts and live the best life.

Choir

Danica Rowe - daughter of Nicholas and Tiffany Rowe. Favorite thing about school: Electives. She plans to go to college and major in business.

Zack Jackson - son of Robin and Jason Jackson. Favorite thing about school: Show Choir. He plans graduate from college.

Cross Country

Katelyn Cohea - daughter of Chad and Leslie Cohea. Favorite thing about school: Hanging out with friends. She plans to go into the medical field.

Dakota Rickey - son of Alissa Rickey and Steven Stogner. Favorite thing about school: Running with my team. He plans to go to college to pursue a career as a lawyer.

Drama

Mistaya Spencer-Clapp - daughter of Scott Clapp and Terri Spencer-Clapp. Favorite thing about school: Friends. She plans to attend the College of the Ozarks.

Luke Perkins - son Chad and Annie Perkins. Favorite thing about school: Haynes’ shows. He plans to follow God’s will for his life.

FCCLA

Alaniss Marin - daughter of Jobe Alvarez and Ariana Alvarez.

Blake Farmer - son of Detra and Kyle Farmer. Favorite thing about school: Furthering his education. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University and pursue a doctorate in psychology.

FFA

Hannah Dozier - daughter of Steve and Renae Dozier. Favorite thing about school: Spending time with friends. She plans to judge livestock while in college, then graduate with an Agriculture Education degree.

Justice Stroud - son of William and Linda Stroud. Favorite thing about school: Being involved in FFA. He plans to become an underwater welder.

Football/Cheerleaders

Taesi Stroud - daughter of Dustin and Jill Able. Favorite thing about school: Making memories with my friends. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in business with an emphasis in interior design.

Boston Morrow - son of Kevin and Kristi Morrow. Favorite thing about school: Being with my friends and playing football. He plans to attend college and obtain an engineering degree.

Freshmen

Kamrynn Andrews - daughter of Travis Andrews and Amanda Valentine. Favorite thing about school: Working with 2nd Family, Student Council. She plans to go to the University of Arkansas and potential become a veterinarian.

Caleb Perkins - son of Annie and Chad Perkins. Favorite thing about school: Leadership. He plans to get a master’s degree at a university, begin his career and start a family.

Golf

Kiersten Bass - daughter of Kenny and Anna Bass. Favorite thing about school: Being involved and seeing my friends. She plans to live a happy life and go to college.

Cole Buchholz - son of Tyson and Elizabeth Trimble. Favorite thing about school: Going to practice. He plans to attend Pittsburg State University and acquire a degree in the dental field.

Heritage Club

Baylee Gregg - daughter of Shane and Keri Gregg. Favorite thing about school: Being involved. She plans to attend a university.

Corbin Beal - son of Chris and Connie Beal. Favorite thing about school: Hanging with friends. He plans to go to college.

Interact

Madi Nutt, daughter of Robert and Tiffanie Nutt. Favorite thing about school: Soccer. She plans to purse a career in the U.S. Air Force.

Lincoln Wright, son of Kenny and Christy Wright. Favorite thing about school: Tennis. He plans to attend college and pursue a career in engineering.

Independent Science Research (ISR)

Laci Goldner - daughter of Caleb and Tanya Goldner. Favorite thing about school: Student Council. She plans to become a nurse anesthetist.

Nathaniel East - son of Dr. Todd and Lana East. Favorite thing about school: Leadership. He plans to become a doctor or engineer.

Juniors

Lindsay Caudill - daughter of Melissa and Jimmy Caudill. Favorite thing about school: Being involved and making memories. She plans to go to college and become an entrepreneur.

Marco Gonzalez - son of Heather Curstuirs. Favorite thing about school: Math class.

Math Club

Kelby Woods - daughter of Angel Bayless and Jeff Woods. Favorite thing about school: Spending time with friends and teachers. She plans to attend Pittsburg State University, obtain a dental degree and eventually open her own practice.

Wyatt Wall - son of Myles and Ty Krumrey. Favorite thing about school: Lunch. He plans to attend a university and study optometry.

National Honor Society

Elora Carder - daughter of Kevin and Jaime Carder. Favorite thing about school: Electives. She plans to attend a university and study psychology.

Kaitlan Cloud (escort) - daughter of Casey and Audrey Cloud. Favorite thing about school: Band. She plans to attend Pittsburg State University and obtain a bachelors in human resource development.

Robotics (FROG)

Kaitlyn Kraft - daughter of Dr. Joel and Sheli Kraft. Favorite thing about school: Getting involved in all of the activities. She plans to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy to purse a degree in aerospace engineering.

Tyler Clark - son of Lloyd and Julie Mathis. Favorite thing about school: The people. He plans to become a mechanical engineer.

Seniors

Alyson Beaumier - daughter of Heather and Scott Beaumier. Favorite thing about school: Soccer. She plans to attend college and acquire a degree in architecture.

Trace Arnold - son of Jim and Adrian Arnold. Favorite thing about school: Two hour lunch break. He plans to attend Pittsburg State University and obtain a degree in finance/accounting.

Soccer

Dayshia Combs - daughter of Sandra and Gary Combs. Favorite thing about school: Going to practice. She plans to go to school at Northeastern A&M College or somewhere else.

Logan Yurko - son of Brenda and Arie Yurko. Favorite thing about school: Soccer and NTC. He plans to become a computer science engineer and soccer player in college.

Sophomores

Lilly Beckemeier - daughter of Brandon and Candy Bekemeier. Favorite thing about school: Being involved. She plans to attend a university.

Willy Lopez - son of Billy and Yolanda Lopez. Favorite thing about school: Hanging with friends. He plans to attend a university.

Spanish Club

Rachel Black - daughter of Corey and Carmen Black. Favorite thing about school: Learning new things every day. She plans to attend Northeastern A&M College, and then transfer to another school in order to become a spanish teacher.

John Crawford - son of Randal and Carrie Crawford. Favorite thing about school: Playing at football games in band. He would like to be a preacher and lead people to heaven.

Speech

Vydelya Jones - daughter of Travis and Stacie Jones. Favorite thing about school: Performing in drama. She plans to go to Hillsong College and pursue a career in the ministry.

Eli Radabaugh - son of Wes and Leeanna Radabagh. Favorite thing about school: My friends. He plans to obtain a business degree and enter into public service.

Student Council

DeLaynie Poindexter - daughter of Teresa Poindexter and Brian Poindexter. Favorite thing about school: Hanging out with friends and cheer. She plans to go to college and pursue a marketing degree.

Anthony Lucky - son of Tim and Jenny Lucky. Favorite thing about school: Athletics. He plans to study aviation in college and become an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Swimming

Emma Pospisil - daughter of Leigh Bode and John Pospisil. Favorite thing about school: Seeing Joel [heart] and friends [smiley face]. She plans to go to college [smiley face].

Samuel Pospisil - son of Leigh Bode and John Pospisil. Favorite thing about school: Hanging out with friends. He plans to go to college to pursue a career in civil engineering.

Teen Court

Danielle (DMagic) Kelly - daughter of Ashley Epperson, Brad Kelly, Bryan Epperson and the granddaughter of Bernadette DuBois. Favorite thing about school: Seeing friends, trade and cheer. She plans to become a licensed cosmetologist to work her way through college.

Kaden Tackett - son of Mike Tackett and Tanya Tackett. Favorite thing about school: Drug testing. He plans to “blow up and act like I don’t know nobody.”

Tennis

Bailey Pittman - daughter of Barry and Brandee Pittman. Favorite thing about school: Cheerleading. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University and pursue a career in the medical field.

Colin Rowton - son of Rusty and Nikki Rowton. Favorite thing about school: Tennis. He plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and pursue a career in dentistry.

Track

Anastasia Pace - daughter of Dr. Michael and Julie Pace. Favorite thing about school: Not having class for the first four hours. She plans to attend collage to pursue a degree in accounting and run track.

Kia Sarwinski - son of Mike and Kelly Sarwinski. Favorite thing about school: Building friendships. He plans to graduate from medical school, move to Los Angeles and gain the love of the world.

Trainer/Manager

Julie Arnall - daughter of Natasha Arnall. Favorite thing about school: Practice seventh hour. She plans to go to University of Oklahoma to become a physical therapist.

Jesse Arnall (escort) - son of Natasha Arnall. Favorite thing about school: Being part of student council. He plans to attend University of Oklahoma and become an aerospace engineer.

Wrestling

Ryleigh Payton (escort) - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper. Favorite thing about school: Seventh hour practice. She plans to go to the University of Oklahoma and become a non-surgical orthopedic surgeon.

Gage Gates - son of Brad and Kara Gates. Favorite thing about school: None. He plans to wrestle in college.

Yearbook

Ally Manicom - daughter of Scott and Denise Drubin. Favorite thing about school: End of school. She plans to go to college and live a good life.

Brendan Hernandez - son of Ruben and Melissa Hernandez. Favorite thing about school: None. He plans to attend college and become an Oklahoma State Trooper shortly after.