Hometown pride will be found in Wayne on Friday.
A homecoming parade around the campus of Wayne Public Schools will be at 2 p.m.
That evening, action will move to the football field where a homecoming queen and king will be crowned at 6:30 p.m.
The homecoming game against the Liberty Tigers will kick off at 7 p.m.
Queen candidates are seniors Raedyn Dean, Bailey Kennedy and Kaylynn Ryan. Their attendants are Adrienne Gray, a junior, and Haiden Parker, a sophomore.
The king candidates are seniors Austin Box, Sean Crawford, Billy Montgomery, Bryar Norman and James Spencer.
Dean, 18, is a member of Student Council, Art Club and Book Club. She also plays fast- and slow-pitch softball. She is the daughter of Tiffany and Randy Dean.
Kennedy, 17, is a member of Art Club and is a football water girl. She has been All-Conference for four years in fast- and slow-pitch softball. In 2018 she was Defensive Player of the Year in fast-pitch. This year she was the conference Most Valuable Player in fast-pitch. She is the daughter of Sara and Greg Kennedy.
Ryan, 17, is a cheerleader and member of Art Club. She is on the National Technical Honor Society at Mid-America Technology Center. She is the daughter of Lisa Curtis and Darrin Curtis.
Gray, 16, plays basketball and was Rebounder of the Year. She is also a football water girl. She is the daughter of Jamie Gray and Bruce Gray.
Parker, 15, is on the principal’s honor roll. She plays basketball and fast- and slow-pitch softball. She is a member of FFA and Book Club. She is the daughter of Doug and Shawna Parker.
Box, 17, plays football, basketball and baseball. He was Most Improved Lineman in 2018. He also participates in weightlifting and attends MATC. He is the son of Amanda Box.
Crawford, 18, is on the superintendent’s honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. He plays football and competes in powerlifting. Football honors include All-District Linebacker of the Year in 2017, All-District Player of the Year in 2018 and Max Prep/USA Football Player of the Week in 2018. He was also the State Powerlifting Champion in the 168-pound division in 2018-19. He is the son of Varlin and Kimberly Crawford.
Montgomery, 18 is on the principal’s honor roll. He plays basketball and football and was Offensive Lineman of the Year. He is a member of Student Council. He is the son of Stephanie Montgomery.
Norman, 18, plays baseball and football and was All-District Guard in football. He is a member of National Honor Society and has been a top student in algebra 1 and 2, biology 1 and 2, world history and government. He is a member of Student Council. He is the son of Ricky Norman and Kim Crawford.
Spencer, 17, is captain of the football team and also plays basketball. He was Defensive Player of the Year in 2018-19 in both sports. He is president of the National Honor Society and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is the son of Jim and Racquel Spencer.
Rounding out the royal court are kindergartners Brinlee Boles-Perigo as flower girl and Jackson Starr as crown bearer.
Brinlee likes to ride her horses and bake cookies to give to people. She also enjoys hog hunting with her mother and grandfather. She is the daughter of Bailey Boles and Lane Perigo.
Jackson enjoys playing baseball and riding horses and four-wheelers. He is the son of Justin and Carmen Starr.