G-AHS marking homecoming

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
In the 2013 Greencastle-Antrim High School Homecoming Court are, from left: front — Rachael Marconi, freshman princess; Emily Bland, sophomore princess; Sage Kendall, junior princess; Tessa Cordell, Shelby Trail and Aerial Crook, senior queen candidates; back — Noah Brown, freshman prince; Sam Sprague, sophomore prince; Matt Oberholzer, junior prince; Ashtin Byers, Joe Smith and Andrew Smith, senior king candidates.

Greencastle-Antrim High School is celebrating homecoming  this week. It’s Spirit Week at the school that will include the Homecoming parade and football game Friday and a dance Saturday.

Prior to the 7:30 p.m. football game Friday, with the Blue Devils squaring off against the Northern Polar Bears,  the homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the high school.  The route follows Leitersburg Street to South Carlisle Street, then north to Franklin Street. The units will turn east and then south at Ridge Avenue to end up at the starting point.

The homecoming court will be introduced on Kaley Field at 6:50 p.m. followed by the announcement of the queen and king.

The senior class candidates for king are:

Ashtin Byers, son of Troy and Amy Byers. He plays football and baseball, and plans to play baseball in college.

Joseph Smith Jr., son of Joseph and Melissa Smith. He enjoys gun collecting and shooting. He plans to study psychology in college and become a psychiatrist.

Andrew Smith, son of Kim and Jason Smith. He likes to tinker and drive with no destination. He plans to earn a college degree in computer science.

The senior candidates for queen are:

Tessa Cordell, daughter of Brian and Andrea Cordell. She enjoys cheerleading and track. She plans to study psychology in college.

Shelby Trail, daughter of Joe and Tanya Trail. She likes music and art. She plans to major in international relations and have a career with the government.

Aeriel Crook, daughter of Max and Tammy Crook. She likes concert band, indoor percussion and writing. She plans to become a certified teacher for grades K-3.

The homecoming court includes a prince and princess from each grade at the high school. They are:

Juniors — Matthew Oberholzer, son of Wendel and Deb Oberholzer, and Sage Kendle, daughter of Eric Kendle and Jodi Delaney. Matt enjoys football and snowboarding.  Sage likes soccer and watching football. Both plan to go to college.

Sophomores — Samuel Sprague, son of Ronda and Greg Hoover, and Mike and Deb Sprague, and Emily Bland, daughter of Tim and Kim Bland. Sam enjoys basketball, football and vacationing at Deep Creek Lake. He hopes to play sports at the college level. Emily enjoys field hockey, running and traveling. She wants to pursue a degree in the medical field.

Freshmen - Noah Brown, son of Brian and Tammy Houpt, and Racheal Marconi, daughter of Keith and Cindy Marconi. Noah enjoys basketball, football and baseball and wants to become a doctor. Racheal likes shopping, playing field hockey and dance. She wants to play field hockey in college and major in education.

Spirit Week at the high school includes dress up days. Monday was comfy-cozy, and Tuesday was hat day. Today is jersey day. Thursday each grade is assigned a special color and Friday is Blue and Gold Day.

The homecoming dance will be Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the high school.