Fall is the time of year that the leaves change colors, the air cools, and football fills many hometown Friday nights. On a recent Thursday and Friday night, Mt. Healthy City School District and Athletics celebrated Homecoming 2019. The week leading up to Homecoming, called Spirit Week, traditionally celebrates Owl pride within the schools. Students wore fun and crazy attire including crazy hats or socks, fun outfits, and most importantly, Owl spirit wear. Excitement grew leading up to the parade and game.
Additionally, students make posters for the parade, vote for those nominated onto Homecoming Court, and rally around the Fighting Owls Football Team in preparation for the big game.
On Thursday, students, teachers, administrators, the football team, cheerleaders, the High School Fighting Owls Marching Band, and community members gathered along Harrison Avenue to walk the parade which continued on Harrison, turned toward Hamilton Avenue and then onto Hamilton. It continued up Hamilton Avenue to Adams Road and turned back to Harrison Avenue. The parade honored Bob Suer as Grand Marshall for his commitment and support of Mt. Healthy City Schools and Athletics over the years.
Bob Suer served as the Grand Marshall for the Mt. Healthy City School District 2019 Homecoming Parade. He is a long-time supporter of the district. He began BINGO for the Athletic Booster and worked it for 20 years. He was also instrumental in raising money for the new athletic facilities about 10 years ago. Bob coached Mt. Healthy baseball for several years in addition to his involvement in the Cincinnati Red’s Community Fund. He continues to volunteer within the school and community to support our student-athletes.
Additionally, Bob raised his three nephews who attended Mt. Healthy City Schools. He recently retired from the Honeywell Corporation and now spends his time volunteering and singing for Trinity Lutheran Church Choir.
Friday afternoon, the band paraded through the halls of the Jr/Sr High School playing the fight song and pumping up the students and staff for the game that evening. As the Fighting Owl Marching Band played that evening, they welcomed 23 alumni band members in several songs including the fight song and During half time of the game, the stadium and crowd applauded Mr. Suer as the Grand Marshall and long-time Mt. Healthy supporter. Additionally, the Homecoming committee presented the 2019 Homecoming Court on the field. Past Mt. Healthy Homecoming Queen, Jordanne Smith, crowned Cortez Huckleby and Justyce Cornist, King and Queen, respectively.
Although the Owls suffered a tough loss that evening, the team ended the season the following week with a strong win and 5 wins and 5 losses for the season.