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OHIO announces 2017 Homecoming Court; king, queen voting begins today


Happy Homecoming Week, Bobcats!

This Ohio University tradition begins today and runs through Saturday, Oct. 7, offering Bobcats past and present a plethora of opportunities to show off their Bobcat Pride. One of those opportunities begins today.

Online voting for OHIO’s 2017 Homecoming King and Queen began at 8 a.m. today and continues through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. All Ohio University students are eligible to cast votes for Homecoming King and Queen, but each student may only vote once.

After soliciting nominations and applications and interviewing candidates, 10 Ohio University seniors were selected to serve on this year’s Homecoming Court and will represent OHIO’s Class of 2018 during this year’s Homecoming festivities. 

Members of the Homecoming Court are OHIO seniors who promote the values of Ohio University, take pride in the University, represent OHIO’s student body and enhance the University as a whole. 

The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Central Michigan, which is slated to kick off at 2 p.m. in Peden Stadium. 

Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court and candidates for Homecoming King and Queen are: 

Hannah Mae Britton

Name: Hannah Mae Britton
Major: Journalism
College: Scripps College of Communication
Hometown: Painesville, Ohio
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister.
Favorite thing about OHIO: I love the amount of life-changing opportunities that are available to OHIO students, like student leadership and studying abroad.

Mia Chapman

Name: Mia Chapman
Major: Biological Sciences Pre-Medicine
College: Honors Tutorial College
Fun Fact: I’ve played drums at the House of Blues in Cleveland three times and signed the wall.
Favorite thing about OHIO: The sense of pride and community shared between Bobcats of any age. I have gained my closest friends through OHIO and many cherished memories.

Patrick Evans

Name: Patrick Evans
Major: Integrated Media
College: Scripps College of Communication
Hometown: Westlake, Ohio
Fun Fact: I am a certified commercial drone pilot with the FAA!
Favorite thing about OHIO: My favorite thing about OHIO is the community; Bobcats are a family! I’ve always felt welcome on campus, and when I’m not in Athens, I know Bobcats all around the world who are there to support me!

Kolin Johnson

Name: Kolin Johnson
Major: Finance
College: College of Business
Hometown: Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Fun Fact: When I was 10 years old, I was on the TV show “Wife Swap.”
Favorite thing about OHIO: My favorite thing about OHIO is my Bobcat Family. The community here at OHIO has made this place my hOUme and has given me an incredible experience that I will cherish forever.

Ryan Kline

Name: Ryan Kline
Major: History
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Greenfield, Ohio
Fun Fact: I have studied abroad in Krakow, Poland, and Naples, Italy, with Ohio University’s Office of Global Opportunities.
Favorite thing about OHIO: The people! Getting to see students and alumni come back to Athens to celebrate Homecoming has been a highlight of my time here at OHIO. Each Bobcat brings something beautiful in that.

Sadie Lamparyk

Name: Sadie Lamparyk
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
College: College Health Sciences and Professions
Hometown: North Olmsted, Ohio
Fun Fact: I’ve been coming to Ohio University since sixth grade because my older sister is a Bobcat. Our Sibs Weekend ritual was to get breakfast at Bagel Street Deli then head to Donkey for vanilla chai, a blueberry muffin, and a game of Scrabble. 
Favorite thing about OHIO: The supportive community that exists at OU and in Athens. Not only have I been able to meet a variety of students and faculty/staff, but, through my involvement in the Student Alumni Board, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with distinguished alumni. The Bobcat Family is inclusive and friendly, and I’m honored to be a part of it.

Kalee Nielsen

Name: Kalee Nielsen 
Major: Moderate-Intensive Educational Needs (Intervention Specialist)
College: Patton College of Education
Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio 
Fun Fact: I started an organization on campus based on exploratory research done in ENG 1510 about the self-esteem of women in college!
Favorite thing about OHIO: The sheer amount of opportunities we are given as students to grow personally, as scholars, and as professionals.

Nick Preston

Name: Nick Preston
Major: Marketing/ Analytics
College: College of Business
Fun Fact: I’ve had every burrito at Big Mama’s.
Favorite thing about OHIO: There’s nothing greater than the overwhelming sense of Bobcat Pride. No matter where you go, you can always find a Bobcat that wants to bond over the great times they had at Ohio University. Over the 24,000 students that go here, we are all able to bond over one thing: our love for Ohio University.

Lexie Pritchard

Name: Lexie Pritchard
Major: Music Production
College: Scripps College of Communication
Fun Fact: I spent the summer making music in LA after a cross-country road trip from Ohio!
Favorite thing about OHIO: The way that people take care of each other and look out for our fellow Bobcats! The sense of family here is so beautiful and timeless.

Cullen Quigley

Name: Cullen Quigley
Major: Journalism
College: Scripps College of Communication
Fun Fact: I sang on stage with the Rolling Stones while being in Ohio University Singers!
Favorite thing about OHIO: I love how many endless opportunities OU provides. I’ve worked at South Korean Startup Vingle, NBC’s Today Show, The Hershey Company, and Greater Cincinnati’s leading healthcare provider, Primary Health Solutions. All of these experiences were gained using the tools I was given at OU. 

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For a complete schedule of this year’s Homecoming festivities – celebrating the theme “Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks” – visit https://www.ohio.edu/homecoming/.