Mt. Healthy City Schools kicked off the Homecoming 2018 celebration in early October with school pride events and activities, including chalk drawing at the Jr/Sr High School, school pride banner making at South Elementary, and North’s Spirit Day activities. A pep rally at the Jr/Sr High School recognized all the Fall sports teams and their season accomplishments. Thursday continued the celebrations as the school and community gathered to celebrate Owl pride with the Mt. Healthy Homecoming parade. The Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High Marching Band and Cheerleaders led the parade with Scott Peterson as Grand Marshall, students and staff holding decorative banners and passing out candy, the football teams pumping up the crowds, and administrative staff and board members greeting families. Many continued the celebration at the bonfire where Dr. Reva Cosby thanked all those who coordinated the events and congratulated all the Fall sports teams on their season. The marching band played several selections from their seasonal collection and the cheerleaders showed their dancing and Owl spirit to prep us for the game!
Grand Marshal, Scott Peterson, graduated from Mt. Healthy in 1977. He has worked in Mt. Healthy City Schools since 1985 and coached girls fast-pitch softball for the last 14 years. Mt. Healthy is a great source of memories throughout his 34 years with the district. He says, “going to work at Mt. Healthy is not a job; it’s like coming home!” Thank you, Scott for your years of service as a dedicated fighting owl!
Then Friday, many fans cheered the football team to a 56-21 victory over the Talawanda Braves. The band opened the ceremony playing the National Anthem with South and North’s Children’s Choir providing the beautiful voices and Great Oaks students as color guard. High School Homecoming Court provided entertainment for half-time as the candidates and winners were announced. Alex Howard and Jordanna Smith were crowned King and Queen, respectively; while Prince and Princess were Kailynn Patterson and Amber Wade, respectively; and Duke and Duchess were D’neco Tye Johnson and De’Shell Smith, respectively. The band performed the school fight song to remind us of our deep-rooted “Owl Pride”!
High school students celebrated their “Night Under the Stars” at the Jr/Sr High School on Saturday as they danced the night away and shared their selfies. It was a beautiful evening as everyone had a fabulous time!
We invite you to visit www.mthcs.org for more pictures and videos of the homecoming events and activities.