Friday Flyover: Elk Grove High School

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (WLS) -- This week, we feature Elk Grove High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

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The Grenadiers will take on the Prospect High School Knights at home Friday night. Varsity kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Fun Facts:
-Elk Grove High School is celebrating it's 50th year.
-Elk Grove won the 2016 IHSA Best Mascot Contest.
-Elk Grove is ranked the 28th best high school in US News & World Report in the state of Illinois.
-Elk Grove has won the State Cheerleading competition five times.
-The marching band has won numerous accolades at the state level and has grown to more than 100 members from just 25 members 10 years ago. They were chosen to represent Illinois in the 2016 National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C.
-The Elk Grove Nation School Spirit Section is consistently recognized as one of the best in the state.
-Elk Grove's very own Ken Grams is a Hall of Fame softball coach and has announced every single football game in the school's 50-year history.
-Elk Grove is ranked the 28th best high school in US News & World Report in the state of Illinois in 2016.

School History/Information:
-Elk Grove High School opened in 1966. Enrollment for this 2016-17 school year is 2,000 students.

Famous Alums:
-James Iha Smashing Pumpkins guitarist
-Dave Otto, Major League Baseball pitcher and broadcaster
-Ailyn Perez, world-renowned soprano opera singer

School Colors:
-Green and gold

School Song:
Fight on for Elk Grove
Charge down the field
Push on to victory
We will never yield
Raise high our banner
Hail to Varsity
Fight on for Elk Grove
and onward to victory!

To find out more about Elk Grove High School, visit the school's website.
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