Jayden Hicks Named Chief Green Wave

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Jayden Hicks is crowned 2023 Chief Green Wave by 2022 Chief Green Wave Ryan Crampton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Jayden Hicks was crowned Chief Green Wave following the Homecoming Parade Thursday at the Greenville Senior High School Pep Rally held in the school’s high school gymnasium due to rainy conditions. Mrs. Melanie Huffman was honored as Parade Grand Marshall for the event.

Mrs. Melanie Huffman, 2023 GHS Homecoming Parade Grand Marshall. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“The Parade was excellent, the kids were out in full force and did a good job,” said GHS Principal, Mr. Stan Hughes. “When I see the people along Harmon Drive, I see that we still had lots of people watching the parade and the kids got to do the parade even though it was raining.”

2023 Homecoming Parade. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“They didn’t get convertibles but I want to thank all the people in the community who did a good job pulling together, helping us out, and pulling this off tonight. The Police Department, the people that donated cars and trucks and trailers, and all these things that happened. That’s a great thing for our kids and they had a great night tonight.”

“We have wonderful kids and it’s exciting,” Hughes added. “Congratulations to Jayden, Chief Green Wave, and Friday we will see who the Queen is. It’s going to be an exciting night tomorrow (Friday). The weather should be better tomorrow.”

Following the Pep Rally, the evening’s events moved to the football stadium where the Annual Powder Puff football games were played under an evening of rain and temperatures in the mid-60s.

The sophomore class defeated the freshmen 6-0 with the lone score coming from a 68-yard scoring run from Lady Wave soccer player Jayda Lyons.

Greenville sophomore Jayda Lyons races 68-yards for the freshman/sophomore Powder Puff Game to give the sophomore class a 6-0 win. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The varsity class of 2024 easily defeated the junior class by a 26-0 score. Skylar Bryson, a Lady Wave volleyball player and cheerleader got the seniors on the board first with a 65-yard run to lead 6-0. Kaelyn Gump, a member of the Lady Wave soccer team raced 65 yards for the team’s second TD and made good on the 2-point conversion run to give the seniors a 14-0 first-half advantage with 5:10 showing on the first-half clock.

Lady Wave senior Skylar Bryson runs for one of her three touchdowns in senior class 26-0 win over junior class. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Bryson got her second 65-yard touchdown run of the night at 10:30 in the second half upping the senior’s lead to 20-0 and scored her third TD of the game on a 15-yard scamper with 5 minutes remaining in the game for a final 26-0 win by the Lady Wave 2024 senior class.

Greenville senior Kaelyn Gump scores on a two-point conversion run following her 65-yard TD run. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“The kids did a wonderful job so far this school year, this week at Homecoming the participation and dress-up days and all the events we have had so far have been absolutely outstanding – the best I have seen in the nine years I’ve been here,” Hughes stated. “The hallways were wonderful and tonight was a really good night even though it was raining. People came out, and kids were out here in full force. It may have hurt our attendance a little bit but it didn’t hurt our spirit.”

2024 senior class Homecoming Powder Puff players, coaches and cheerleaders following 26-0 win over junior class. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville sophomore class Powder Puff cheerleaders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)