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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.

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Nella Blackford

Hometown: Ashland
Major: Early Childhood Education
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: Nella has been involved as an ally in OutLoud - supporting GLBTQ students - as well as Club Ed and the Book Bunch. To Nella, a Buckeye is someone who puts 110% in everything they do. Not only is it having pride in your school but also pride in your work. She says, "The Ohio State University at Mansfield has given me so much and has helped shape me into who I want to be. I have made lifelong friends during my time here, and have formed a bond with my professors. To me,that is being a true Buckeye."

Maris Bucci

Hometown: Bellville
Major: Communications
Rank: Sophomore
Student Bio: Maris is a Buckeye Ambassador, an intern in the Office of Student Engagement, Campus Activities Board co-leader, Camp Hetuck facilitator, a member of the Mavericks Volleyball team, and involved in the Haiti Empowerment Project and 2014 OSU LeaderShape Institute. Maris believes that being a Buckeye is a lifestyle. She said, "It’s being a part of a community where you aren’t just a student, but are active members of involvement, research and personal growth in the Scarlet and Grey society."

Jordan Morse

Hometown: Ashland
Major: Psychology
Rank: Junior
Student Bio: Jordan is a third year Resident Advisor & Office Assistant at Molyet Village. She also plays on the Mansfield Mavericks Volleyball team and is a member of the boxing club. Jordan also works at Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center with children with disabilities. To Jordan, being a Buckeye means, you have a sense of pride and spirit with everything you do. You are part of one the best universities in the world! She says, "It’s a way of life that teaches you to always strive for the best, knowing you CAN and WILL accomplish your goals!"

Joey Burley

Hometown: Ashland
Major: Psychology & English
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: Joey is involved in Psychology Student Association, English Club and Boxing Club. He participates in theater productions and is a certified research assistant in the psychology department. Joey is also an Office Assistant and Resident Advisor at Molyet Village Apartments as well as a summer cleaning and maintenance staff manager. To Joey, being a Buckeye is to be a diligent and integritous student with active involvement on campus and a knack for good health and hygiene! O-H!

Jordan Landis

Hometown: Crestview
Major: Middle Childhood Education
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: Jordan has worked as a tutor in the Conard Learning Center since 2012. He is also a member of Club Ed - as student organization for education majors. To Jordan, being a Buckeye means embracing the opportunity to learn about Ohio State’s diverse student body and doing your best to make yourself and others better.

Greg Palmerton

Hometown: Norwalk
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Rank: Sophomore
Student Bio: Greg is a Buckeye Ambassador, is an intern in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and involved in undergraduate research. Greg believes that being a Buckeye is a statement of one’s character. The Ohio State University is known globally, and holds prestige and great reputation in a vast amount of areas at the academic level and beyond. To be a part of this University and community means that one must believe in aiming to achieve monumentous accomplishments and uphold The Ohio State University’s reputation and integrity.

Please contact Elise Riggle with questions or for more information about Homecoming Court.