Marietta Homecoming 2021

Marietta High School celebrated Spirit Week Sept. 13-17, with activities scheduled all week.

Spirit Days included Jersey Day, Yee Haw Day, Favorite Teacher (Preferably Mr. Hindy) Day, Class Color Day, and Orange and Black Day. On Thursday, Sept. 16, classes competed in the traditional spirit games assembly and Friday, Sept. 17, MHS Student Council hosted a pep rally, with performances by the band, the cheerleaders, and the Marquettes.

Additionally, Student Body President Allison Damron introduced the 2021 Homecoming court. MHS alumni judged class floats at Marietta Elementary School (former Marietta Middle School) prior to the Homecoming parade Friday evening.

Friday evening, at half-time of the Marietta-Ripley football game, Emily Arnold was crowned 2021 MHS Homecoming Queen and Landen Schulteisz was crowned 2021 MHS Homecoming King. Five senior boys and five senior girls were nominated for this honor. Emily Arnold, 17, is the daughter of Chris and Amy Arnold. Emily plays varsity and club volleyball and is a member of the swim team and National Honor Society.

She plans, next year, to attend college to pursue studies in the medical field.

Peyton Borman, 17, is the daughter of Dan and JoAn Borman. She is a four-year varsity cheerleader and currently serves as captain of the cheer team.

Peyton enjoys participating in monthly program wide community service projects and spending time with friends and family.

After she graduates, Peyton plans to attend Marietta College, where she will pursue a degree in early childhood education or enroll in the physician’s assistant program.

Alexis Medley, 17, is the daughter of Brent and Cammy Medley. She has been a competitive all-star cheerleader for fourteen years and enjoys cheering on friends and classmates at school sports events and traveling with her family.

Alexis will graduate in the spring with an associate’s degree and will pursue a bachelor’s degree next year at the University of Hawaii, where she will enroll in the architectural program and continue cheering as a UH cheerleader.

Annabella Payne, 18, is the daughter of Carl and Tina Payne. Annabella rows varsity crew, serves as vice president of the senior class, and is a member of National Honor Society and the Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC). She plans to attend college next fall to pursue pre-medical studies.

Jocelyn Rings, 17, is the daughter of Kevin and Kari Rings. She plays varsity and club soccer and rows crew.

She works at her grandmother’s business, Marietta Wine Cellars, and also serves as class president of the sports medicine program at the Washington County Career Center.

Next year, Jocelyn plans to attend a four-year university, where she can pursue a career in sports medicine.

Tyler Kytta, 18, is the son of Doug and Kim Kytta. Tyler plays varsity basketball and enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family.

He plans to study business next fall and continue to play basketball at a four-year college.

Braiden Meadows, 17, is the son of Chris Meadows and Khristina Kerbwy. Braiden enjoys supporting his classmates at sporting events, both home and away, and spending time with family and friends.

Braiden plans to move to Colorado next year to join the Air Force Reserves, while completing a CRNA program.

Jevin Pugh, 17, is the son of Dennis Pugh and Darlene Thieman. Jevin volunteers at Belpre Landings Skilled Nursing Facility and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.

He plans to attend University of Akron to pursue a career in nursing.

His career goal is to become the Director of Nursing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Landen Schultheisz, 17, is the son of Jarrod Schultheisz and Ashleigh DeWitt. Landen plays defensive end for the MHS football team and also serves as a team captain.

He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family. Landen plans to attend West Virginia University next fall to pursue a degree in business.

Owen Zundell, 18, is the son of Ryan and Renea Zundell. Owen is on the varsity swim team and a club swim team and also coaches club swimming. He is a varsity rower.

He writes for the MHS newspaper The Original and serves as co-producer of The Original’s biweekly news broadcast Tiger TV. Owen plans to attend college next year and to continue to swim competitively.

The Junior Class Attendants were Rowen Baker, 16, daughter of Luke and Johanna Baker, and Weston Davis, 17, son of Jeff and Becky Davis. Rowen is a member of Interact Club, MHS Student Council, and National Society of High School Scholars.

She plays golf on the varsity team and serves as treasurer of the junior class. Weston plays football, basketball, and baseball and enjoys fishing and spending time with friends.

The Sophomore Class Attendants were Elena Soria, 15, daughter of Rachael Vance, and Nathan Ketchum, son of Damon and Amy Ketchum. Elena plays soccer and basketball and participates in Vocal Point and Key Club. Nathan plays varsity soccer and varsity tennis.

The Freshman Class Attendants were Avery Baker, 14, daughter of Luke and Johanna Baker, and Cameron Davis, 14, son of Mitch and Andrea Davis. Avery plays soccer and tennis.

She is a teen model ambassador and a member of MHS student council. Additionally, she serves as president of the freshman class. Cameron plays high school soccer and basketball and runs track.

He also plays soccer for Club Ohio United. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. Returning to crown the king and queen were the 2020 Homecoming King and Queen James Goddard and Makayla Welch.

Special thank you to Marietta High School Student Council for coordinating the homecoming events.

Thank you to Marietta High School class advisors for their hard work and dedication to Marietta High School students.

The Homecoming Dance was Saturday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the MHS gym. The theme was “Homecoming Glow Up” and was sponsored by the sophomore class. DJ services were provided by DJ Associates. Dress was semi-formal.

Class competitions were held in rock painting, float building, and games at the spirit assembly.

Homecoming floats were built by each class and were featured in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Friday.

The senior class float theme was “Vacuum the Vikings;” the junior class float theme was “Reign Over Ripley;” the sophomore class float theme was “Bury the Vikings;” and the freshman class float theme is “Defeat the Vikings.”

The parade route went from the Marietta Elementary School (former Marietta Middle School) parking lot, up Putnam Street to Fourth Street to Don Drumm Stadium.


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