The Marietta High School Homecoming Celebration begins September 26, with activities scheduled throughout the week until September 30.
Dress-up days include PJ Day, Celebrity Dress-Up Day, Decades Day, Class Color Day, and Orange and Black Day.
Classes will participate in rock painting, mind games and tank building competitions. The freshman class float theme is “Decapitate the Bruins.” The theme for the second grade class float is “Trap the Bruins.” The junior class float theme is “Brew the Bruins. The senior class float theme is “BBQ the Bruins.”
The MHS Student Council will host a pep rally on Friday afternoon and Friday night, before the Marietta-Brooke football game, the 2022 MHS Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. Five senior boys and five senior girls were nominated for this honor.
∫ Rowan Baker, 17, is the daughter of Lucas and Johanna Baker. Baker is treasurer of the National Honor Society and treasurer of the senior class. She participates in the Interact Club, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the MHS Student Council. She serves as a mentor and tutor and has letters in college golf and cheerleading. Next fall, Baker plans to major in biology as part of a pre-med track to prepare her to become a neurosurgeon or anesthesiologist.
∫ Addison Betz, 17, is the daughter of Tom and Anita Betz. Betz competed in college cheerleading, college volleyball, and college golf. She enjoys attending school sporting events and cheering on the Tigers. Betz plans to attend the University of Dayton in the fall to pursue a major in health sciences, followed by medical assistant studies.
∫ Elizabeth Haller, 17, is the daughter of Michael and Rebecca Haller. Haller is a competitive dancer with the Marietta Dance Academy and a varsity cheerleader. She was captain of Game Day for two years. She is a historian for the National Honor Society and secretary of the senior class. Haller plans to go to college in the fall to study medical laboratory technology.
∫ Lydia Mills, 18, is the daughter of Leslie and Lisa Mills. Mills played college football and golf. She serves as a mentor at MHS and works at the Hensler Town and Country Market. Next fall, Mills plans to go to college to earn a degree in psychology.
∫ Lyanna Smith, 17, is the daughter of Bradford and LeeAndra Smith. She participates in Vocal Point, Cantabile, Interact Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and Political Club. Smith attends the Washington County Career Center and is a member of Business Professionals of America. She was a member of the Vienna Holly Days Royalty and participates in community theater. She also spends time on the sidelines of every game as mascot Tiger Roaree. Smith plans to attend Ohio University next fall to complete a bachelor’s degree in animation with a minor in film, studio art, or theater. She hopes to continue to mascot at OU.
∫ Anthony Manno, 18, is the son of Barbara Manno. Manno studies welding at the Washington County Career Center. He enjoys participating in school events, games and pep rallies. Manno hopes to pursue his dream career in welding next fall and also plans to go to college.
∫ Dillon Meagle, 18, is the son of Bo and Tara Meagle. Meagle is a captain of the varsity soccer team and a youth volunteer for the Marietta Soccer League. Meagle plans to go to college in the fall to pursue medical studies and hopes to play college football.
∫ Kasy Science, 17, is the son of Mindy Science and Kevin Hancock. Science competes in cross country and athletics. His events include the mile, 800 and 400. He also works as a certified lifeguard in the summer. Science plans to go to college next fall and hopes to continue racing at the college level.
∫ Henry Porter, 17, is the son of Chris and Darcie Porter. Porter is a member of the MHS Wall of Sound Marching Band, Bell Choir, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and Math Club. Henry also volunteered at First Congregational Church and Marietta Memorial Hospital. Porter plans to attend Ohio Northern University’s direct-entry school of pharmacy next fall.
∫ Braden Schau, 17, is the son of Larry and Chrystal Schau. Schau has been a member of the Tiger soccer team for four years and is currently one of the team’s captains. In addition to football, Schau has also played basketball and baseball for the past three years and plans to play both in the coming seasons. Schau plans to go to college next fall to earn a degree in architecture.
∫ The Junior Class Attendants are Chloe Patterson, 16, daughter of Robert and Amy Patterson, and Nathan Ketchum, 16, son of Damon and Amy Ketchum. Patterson is a member of the MHS Choir and the Bell Choir. She performs in winter shows at Mid-Ohio Valley Players and was at both High School Musical and Cinderella with the MHS choir department. Ketchum is a three-year man of letters on the varsity football team and a member of the Club Ohio Travel football team.
∫ Second-year assistants are Kileah Lieras-Kelley, 15, daughter of Omar and Janine Lieras-Kelley, and Riley Moore, 15, son of Ben and Amber Moore. Lieras-Kelley is a sophomore college cheerleader. She participates in athletics and worked as a lifeguard at the Marietta Aquatic Center last summer. Moore is a member of the Interact club and also worked as a lifeguard last summer.
∫ First-year assistants are Jocelyn Arnold, 14, daughter of Benjamin and Melissa Arnold, and Lucas Miller, 15, son of Ryan and Jana Miller. Arnold plays volleyball and participates in the MHS student council. She volunteers with Safety Town and does babysitting. Miller has been playing football and basketball since he was in elementary school. He is a linebacker and running back for the football team and a small forward for the basketball team.
The Homecoming Parade will depart from Marietta Elementary School at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30. It will continue up Putnam Street to Fourth Street and to Don Drumm Stadium. It will feature the wall of sound, marquettes, MHS cheerleaders, class assistants, king and queen candidates and class floats accompanied by members of each class. The homecoming dance is sponsored by the second grade class. The theme is “Cirque de Soleil” and the dance will take place at the MHS gymnasium from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. DJ services will be provided by DJ Associates.