Court members are selected based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Ohio State. The Court selection process begins with a paper application. Based on application scores and GPA, individual interviews are offered and conducted by OSU faculty, staff, and alumni. The scores from the paper application and interview are combined with the student body vote, and the court is announced.
Court members then volunteer and serve as ambassadors during Welcome Week and Homecoming Week, prior to a student body vote and announcement of the Homecoming Queen and King.
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
Student Bio: Campus & Community Involvement: Deans List, Honors Program, President of the OSUM India Culture Society, Swahili Club, Volunteer Missions work for Busses International & CEF, Little League Softball Coach, Volunteer Reading Tutor in the Marion City schools. What does it mean to be a Buckeye?: Being a Buckeye means that you a part of tradition of excellence. I believe that it means that you are part of something great. A Buckeye always gives their best in all that they do. They are to up hold the highest standards in academics, honor, and courage and community involvement. As a Buckeye, I do my best to hold all of these standards. I strive to do my best in all of my course studies. I help out my fellow classmates and I volunteer in several community organizations. As a Homecoming Court member I would like to carry on the tradition of excellence and wish you all a wonderful school year and GO BUCKS!
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Major: Biology/Pre-Dentistry Program
Student Bio: Campus & Community Involvement: During my time at The Ohio State University I have made it a priority to be involved as much as I can possibly be in extracurricular activities, as well as, in school functions. Outside of being a full time student, I am the current captain of The Ohio State Marion’s co-ed soccer team and the President of French Club for the 2011-2012 year. French Club is the main sponsor of all the Spring Study Tours so I also traveled to Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Munich this past March of 2012. More recently I have joined the Lions Club which is an organization that promotes service throughout the community. Outside of campus I also work part time at two jobs. I have been a soccer referee since the age of thirteen and a sales associate at Victoria’s Secret since November of 2011. What does it mean to be a Buckeye?: At the amazing Ohio State University, whether we are on the main campus or a regional campus, being a Buckeye is one in the same. A Buckeye goes deeper than what meets the eye. Buckeyes are a community of dedicated students, faculty, and supporters of The Ohio State University. Being a Buckeye holds a lot of power. We are known for having a conscientious and culturally diverse understanding, strong regards towards higher education and the future, a means for success in all we do, and striving to be the best we can be for ourselves and our communities at all times of the day. Buckeyes are representatives of the love, loyalty, and school pride, which bind each of us together in this vast university. Together we are a Buckeye Nation with Buckeye endless pride.
Hometown: Caledonia, Ohio
Student Bio: Campus & Community Involvement: Active Church of Christ member, ORPA State Rifle Team 4 years, Artist at The Guild (Downtown Marion), Proud Buckeye at OSUM, Brief member of OSUM College Republicans, Food Bank Volunteer, State Park Volunteer work, and 5 Years of 4-H. What does it mean to be a Buckeye?: Being a Buckeye means becoming a friend to that person who, just seconds ago, was a stranger. It is realizing that classmates, faculty and staff are all wonderful individuals fighting their own battles, and taking that realization with you wherever you go. This campus has taught me many things, but above all, that friends surround you if you open up and be yourself.
Hometown: Marengo, Ohio
Major: International Business
Student Bio: Campus & Community Involvement: I believe the knowledge learned in the classroom is essential, but just as important is everything else you can learn by joining organizations, sport clubs, and any opportunity life put in front of you. My passion for soccer lead my involvement in the soccer club, there I made great friends from all over the world, people from Somalia, Middle East, Germany, Mexico, and of course the U.S.; it is amazing how the passion for a game could brought us together. I have participated in most of the conferences, expositions, events, and presentations organized by OSUM where I found very valuable information that I now know and apply. One of the most memorable events to me was “The 2012 Career and Education Fair”, a great experience that lead to my first job in the U.S in the Delaware County Bank. It also gave me the opportunity of networking with people that I could relate in the future. The relationship with faculty and teachers was fundamental; they are the best partners I could have asked for. Every time they made me feel that they truly care for what is best for me, and that feeling is awesome. Dedication, effort, and the support of these phenomenal partners lead my educational success. I am proud to say that I have been in the Dean’s List every quarter with a current GPA of 3.87. This effort opened the doors for new opportunities like an invitation to be part of “The National Society of Collegiate Scholars”- The honor society for high achieving first and second year students where I am an active member. Another awesome opportunity I had was to be part of the Marketing Campaign for OSUM; I was on billboards, newspapers, postcards, the webpage and many merchandise goods like folders and postcards. This is an experience I will never forget. Without doubt the biggest honor was to be elected to be part of the 2012 Homecoming Court, an opportunity I will always be thankful for. Community service wise I volunteered at the Delaware Resource Center, where I would interpret and sometimes teach Spanish to people who was enrolled in the ESOL classes. I met wonderful people there and learned many valuable things about humbleness and solidarity. Finally, representing the University never ends, I am proud to tell everybody I know I am part of this awesome family that welcomed me and treated me in an insuperable way. What does it mean to be a Buckeye?: You don’t have to be here long to know that the feeling of being a Buckeye is amazing, the spirit is everywhere and it is contagious. To be a Buckeye means to be a member of a huge family where it doesn’t matter where you are, if I say O – H someone will reply I – O with a big smile. It is the whole set of traditions, buildings, campus, football, intimate connections with each other; the desire to make a difference. To be a Buckeye is to be in the big leagues, because you are now a member of one of the greatest universities in the world, where you have every resource to begin your dreams. Here everyone have the opportunity to be successful, you just need to accept it. To me being a Buckeye is a lifestyle, where knowledge, effort, responsibility, honesty, integrity, dedication, and the desire to succeed shape my day to day. I am a Peruvian that is thankful and proud to now be called a Buckeye. Being a member of The Ohio State University is a 24/7 role that never ends, because all your life you will be proud to say that you are a Buckeye.
Hometown: Marysville, Ohio
Student Bio: Campus & Community Involvement: Griffin Society, French Club, Kapow! Writers Club, Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma, and Plant Pride on Parsons. What does it mean to be a Buckeye?: To be a Buckeye means that you attend the most academically progressive institution in the world. To be a Buckeye means that you are among friends in an accepting and welcoming environment. To be a Buckeye means that you are constantly provided with the best opportunities to succeed now and in the future. Such unparalleled social and academic accomplishments would not be possible, but for Ohio State.
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
Student Bio: Campus & Community Involvement: On campus, I am the President of the Undergraduate Student Government, the Vice-President of the Swahili Club, and the Student Representative to the Board of Trustees. In the community, I have in the past coached youth baseball, basketball, and was an assistant coach in youth football. What does it mean to be a Buckeye?: Being a Buckeye is about a tradition of excellence, academically, athletically, and professionally. It is a feeling of pride and knowing when you go into a classroom, arena, or an office you have the upper hand because you are among the best and the brightest, because you are a Buckeye.
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