Chi Omega senior, Pioneer football players named 2016 Homecoming royalty

HC king and queen on football field

Chi Omega sorority senior Amy Castle ’17 (Columbus, Ohio) and Marietta senior defensive lineman Aaron Johnson ’17 (Rex, Georgia) were named the 2016 Homecoming queen and king during halftime of Marietta College's victory over Wilmington Saturday afternoon at Don Drumm Stadium.

They were crowned by President William N. Ruud and his wife, Judy. Joining the new queen and king were last year's winners — Rachel Montgomery ’16 and Arash Ghafouri ’16.

Castle, senior editor of Pulse literary magazine, is majoring in English Education. She is a also vice president of the Sigma Tau Delta English honorary, and is also involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Kappa Delta Pi English honorary and the Marietta College Teacher Education Association.

Johnson, 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.

The other queen nominees were: Cierra Bloom ’17 (Dennison, Ohio), Brittany Hassman ’17 (Massillon, Ohio), Kay Shanda ’17 (Columbus, Ohio) and Shelbi Westfield ’17 (Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania). The other king nominees were: Westyn Bennington ’17 (Ashley, Ohio), Gregg Dyakon ’17 (Kingwood, Texas), A.J. Edwards ’17 (Cleveland, Ohio), Nathaniel M. Halmagyi ’17 (Yorkville, Illinois) and Joshua Kertes ’17 (Carnegie, Pennsylvania).