Marietta High School celebrates Spirit Week from Oct. 4 to 8, with activities scheduled all week. Spirit Days include Jock vs. Geek Day, Twin Day, Class Color Day, Jorts and Flannel Day, and Orange and Black Day. Last Thursday, MHS boys participated in the first boys' volleyball game. On Wednesday, MHS girls will participate in the annual girls' football game, and on Friday, classes will compete in the traditional spirit games assembly. Friday at half-time of the Marietta-Portsmouth football game, the 2010 MHS Homecoming Queen will be crowned. Five senior girls have been nominated for this honor:
Allison Fouss, 18, is the daughter of Jay and Laura Fouss. She is a member of the varsity basketball team and a four-year member of the varsity soccer team. She participates in Key Club, student council and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Next year, she plans to attend a four-year college and play soccer. Jay Fouss, her father, will be her escort.
Maegan Grosel, 17, is the daughter of Neil and Cathy Grosel. She is a four-year varsity letter winner in soccer, basketball, and track. She is a member of Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, math club, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. She plans to attend a university and play soccer. Neil Grosel, her father, will be her escort.
Aubrey Jackson, 18, is the daughter of Ray and Amy Jackson and Greg and Brenda Miscovich. She is a member of the cross country team and a third-year member of the Encore choir. She is taking independent art studies at the high school, and she volunteers at the humane society and in her church nursery. She plans to attend an art school and major in fashion design or art therapy. Ray Jackson, her father, will be her escort.
Joelle Loeber, 18, is the daughter of Bradley Loeber and Tawni Love. She is a cheerleader and has been a member of the crew team for the past three years. She participates in Key Club and is a two-year member of Students Against Destructive Decisions. She has served as class president the past two years and takes both vocal and piano lessons. She is a teen teacher at Pioneer Preschool for CCT and shadows at Marietta Middle School three mornings a week. She plans to attend Marietta College next year and pursue a career in broadcasting. Jack Powers, her grandfather, will be her escort.
Betsy Schramm, 17, is the daughter of Phil and Mollie Schramm. She is a member of student council, National Honor Society, Key Club, and CCT. She serves as the president of math club and participates in volleyball, basketball, and track. She plans to attend a four-year college next year. Phil Schramm, her father, will be her escort.
The junior class attendant is Sofie Danford, 16, daughter of Richard and Barbara Danford. She is a member of Key Club, AFS, and Spanish Honor Society. She participates in Encore, plays soccer, and serves as the vice president of student council. She also participated in Model UN. Richard Danford, her father, will be her escort.
The sophomore attendant is Jill Altenburger, 15, daughter of Andy and Jenny Altenburger. She is secretary of the sophomore class and a member of Key Club. Andy Altenburger, her father, will be her escort.
The freshman attendant is Emily Jackson, 15, daughter of Ray and Amy Jackson and Greg and Brenda Miscovich. She is a member of the volleyball team and the Encore choir. She volunteers at the humane society and in her church nursery. Luke Jackson, her brother, will be her escort.
Returning to crown the queen is the 2010 Homecoming Queen Desiree Young.
The homecoming dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Marietta High School gym. The theme is, "Welcome to the Circus," and it is sponsored by the sophomore class. DJ Associates will be emceeing the event. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased during the school day.
Class competitions are held in rock painting, float building, and games at the spirit assembly. Homecoming floats are built by each class and are featured in the homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Friday. The parade route goes from the Marietta Middle School parking lot, up Putnam Street to Fourth Street, down Greene Street, and into Don Drumm Stadium.