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Homecoming:
Court

HOMECOMING COURT

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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Taylor Kiliany

Hometown: Mansfield
Major: Early Childhood Education
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: Taylor belongs to the Club Ed student organization, is in the Early Childhood Education 2015 cohort, and is on the Dean’s list. Taylor says, "When I think about being a Buckeye, I think of the culture of those who affiliate themselves with being a Buckeye. The word spirit comes to mind when I think of how we act. Being a Buckeye means that you have spirit and represent Ohio State wholeheartedly. Being a Buckeye means having an unwavering attachment to Ohio State. Attending The Ohio State University has allowed me to become a true Buckeye and has given me the opportunity to be taught from top of the line professors so that I can graduate next year and pursue my future career with the utmost confidence."

Shayla Logan

Hometown: Mansfield
Major: Early Childhood Education
Rank: Junior
Student Bio: Shayla is president of the New Traditional Women student organization as well as a member of the Club Ed student organization. She also serves as a Buckeye Ambassador. Shayla says that, "Being a Buckeye means being a part of a huge community. It also means endless opportunities to grow and connect professionally, educationally, and personally."

Andrea Murphy

Hometown: Ashland
Major: Early Childhood Education, Developmental Psychology concentration
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: Andrea is vice president of both the Club Ed and New Traditional Women student organizations. She has served as a campus Welcome Leader from 2013-2015. She is a voting member of the Student Enrichment Committee. She participated in the Service Learning Project at the Springmill Learning Center in 2014, and serves as an intern in 2015. She has been employed by the Resource Center since 2014. In addition, Andrea has presented her undergraduate research at the Denman Research Forum in 2013 and 2015, the EHE Research Forum in 2015, and the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in 2015. Andrea says, "Being a Buckeye has changed me in ways I never thought possible. I have done things as a Buckeye that I never dreamed I could accomplish. I have not only accomplished more than I set out to do, but I hope I inspire other students like me to be involved & succeed as well. Being a member of this amazing campus and community has made me realize the pride that comes with such a privilege, and it is an honor to be able to say I will graduate from The Ohio State University."

Tony Baer

Hometown: Mt. Gilead
Major: General Business w/Minor in Theatre
Rank: Junior
Student Bio: Tony is a member of the Theatre Club, Choir, and the Ohio State Mansfield NO MORE chapter. He also works as a Student Technical Support Specialist for the University. He says, "To me, being a Buckeye is not only about trying to better oneself with higher education, but also about being a part of a greater community of the most loyal and friendly people. It’s a great feeling to know that once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye!"

Lee Burley

Hometown: Mansfield
Major: Business
Rank: Sophomore
Student Bio: Lee is a member of the REC Committee, FGC, and is involved in student leadership. About being a Buckeye he says, "It means the world to me; ever since I was a little kid I wanted to a part of this fantastic program."

Austin Shaver

Hometown: Killbuck
Major: Early Childhood Education
Rank: Sophomore
Student Bio: Austin is a resident adviser at the Molyet Village Apartments student housing. He is a New Generation mentor, belongs to Progressive Youth and is member of the Club Ed student organization. Austin says, "Being a Buckeye means you are part of a family, you receive a high-quality education from some of the best faculty and staff in the nation. While receiving your education, you are surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of students who are receiving their education while also making friends forever. As a Buckeye, you are surrounded by students who care and treat you like family!"

Please contact Donna Hight with questions or for more information about Homecoming Court.