Eleven seniors make up Marietta College’s homecoming court

photos of the 2016 homecoming court

On Wednesday, Marietta College’s student body will begin voting for the 2016 Homecoming queen and king during the lunch and dinner hours at Gilman Dining Hall.

The 2016 Homecoming Court is made up of five potential queens and six potential kings. Voting will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. on both Thursday, October 13th and Friday, October 14th.

Winners will be announced at Don Drumm Stadium during halftime of the Pioneers’ football game against Wilmington College on Saturday, Oct. 15. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

This year’s Queen candidates include:

Cierra Bloom ’17 (Dennison, Ohio), who was nominated by the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, is majoring in Athletic Training with a minor in Psychology. She is a member of Psi Chi Psychology honorary, is involved with the College’s Athletic Training student organization and is a member of the Pioneer softball team.

Amy Castle ’17 (Columbus, Ohio), who was nominated by the Chi Omega sorority, is majoring in English Education. She is a member educator of Chi Omega, senior editor of Pulse literary magazine and vice president of the Sigma Tau Delta English honorary. Castle is involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Kappa Delta Pi English honorary and the Marietta College Teacher Education Association.

Brittany Hassman ’17 (Massillon, Ohio), who was nominated by the cheerleading team, is majoring in Applied Physics with a minor in Mathematics. She plans to earn a license to teach math and physics, and she is the vice president of Chi Omega sorority and is involved in the Physics Club.

Kay Shanda ’17 (Columbus, Ohio), who was nominated by the Marietta College Scholars Community, is majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Studio Art and Leadership. She is a member of Next Gen, Kappa Pi and the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Shanda is also an intern for the United Way and Ohio Environmental Council, as well as a McDonough Scholar and EXCEL leader.

Shelbi Westfield ’17 (Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania), who was nominated by the Sigma Kappa sorority, is majoring in Health Science with a minor in Psychology. She is a member of the women’s rowing team and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

This year’s King candidates include:

Westyn Bennington ’17 (Ashley, Ohio), who was nominated by the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He is an orientation leader, a member of the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Gregg Dyakon ’17 (Kingwood, Texas), who was nominated by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He had an internship with EOG Resources in Fort Worth, Texas, in the summer of 2015. This past summer, he interned with J.T. Thorpe and Son, Inc. and was offered a full-time position.

A.J. Edwards ’17 (Cleveland, Ohio), who was nominated by the men’s basketball team, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Nathaniel M. Halmagyi ’17 (Yorkville, Illinois), who was nominated by the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He has been a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, AADE, AAPG, SWE, College Republicans, Marietta College Geology Club, Inter-Fraternity Council, Ultimate Frisbee Club, SAA and the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. Halmagyi is also the reservations and events manager for Andrews Hall.

Aaron Johnson ’17 (Rex, Georgia), who was nominated by the football team, is majoring in Psychology. He serves as the captain of the football team, is a PioPrep Leader and a member of Student Diversity Council.

Joshua Kertes ’17 (Carnegie, Pennsylvania), who was nominated by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, is majoring in Land & Energy Management. He is a cheerleader and is involved in the Marietta College Landman Association and the Golf Club.