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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 an application. Based on application scores and GPA, individual interviews are offered and conducted by Ohio State faculty, staff, and alumni. The application and interview scores 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 Royalty.

Crystal Altstaetter

Hometown: Botkins
Major: Early Childhood Education
Rank: Junior
Student Bio: Campus involvement: Campus Activities Board (Co-President), Lima Lights Suicide Prevention (President), Pokémon Go Club (President), Education Club (Secretary), LGBT+ & Allies Club, Women’s Empowerment Club and work in the Office of Student Engagement. Being a Buckeye has allowed me to grow and realize my true potential. Since coming to The Ohio State University at Lima, I have blossomed into a passionate person who wants to give back to the community that changed my life. Carrying the title, Buckeye, makes me want to do better for myself and the world. I want to make a difference in education and my future students’ lives to make the world a better place for everyone. Being a Buckeye has allowed me to share in a sense of belonging. I am so honored to be part of something so much bigger than myself. It is difficult to describe the true feeling of being a Buckeye because you do not realize how much it is a part of you until you reflect on it. My time spent at Ohio State has given me lifelong friendships and treasured memories that I will hold dear forever.

Kirsten Brunswick

Hometown: Anna
Major: Business Management
Rank: Junior
Student Bio: Campus involvement: Buckeye Expedition: 2018, Buckeyethon Team Captain: 2020-Present, Buckeyethon Team Member: 2018-Present, Campus Activities Board: 2018-Present, Circle K Member: 2018-Present, Circle K President: 2020-Present, Emerging Leaders Program: 2018, Fall Regional Campus Leadership Retreat: 2018, Honors Program Ambassador: 2020-Present, Honors Program Member: 2018-Present, Honors Program Social Media Coordinator: 2018-2019, Sesquicentennial Scholar: 2019-Present, STEAM on the Quad: 2018, Student Senate: 2018-2019, University Success Program: 2018, Voter Registration: 2018-Present. Being a Buckeye means recognizing that your actions matter and that they make a difference. It means using your time, your talent, and your treasure to do your part to make your little corner of the world better because you’re in it. To me, that means being part of a study done by main campus about Traumatic Brain Injuries in hopes that researchers will be able to learn something from my brain that will make it easier for someone else to deal with their injury in the future. It’s greeting everyone I see on campus with a smile in hopes that it will make their day a little brighter. And it’s fundraising for the kids of Nationwide Children’s Hospital every year because that’s what Buckeyes do. We stand united against those causes that we care about to do our part to create a better world for everyone.

Lauryn Richardson

Hometown: Lima
Major: Early Childhood Education
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: Campus involvement: - President of Bible Club - Member of Circle K International Club - Member of Education Club – Mentor in The Each One Teaches One Program for Freshman students - Buckeyethon member since February 2020- Helped raise money for Nationwide Children’s hospital – Organized a fundraiser for a local food pantry here in Lima – Learning Center English Tutor since 2017. To me being a Buckeye means being the best and most authentic version of yourself no matter what, striving to be the change you want to see in the world, and using your talents to positively influence and help others in any way you can. Becoming a Buckeye changes the way you see yourself and others and makes you part of a community of people that not only want to see you succeed but strive to be part of a bigger mission to make a lasting impact on the world and the people in it. Ohio State has taught me that no matter your race, gender, creed, etc., everyone has something unique and wonderful to offer and share. As an educator, I hope to instill these ideas in my students and be the teacher and role model they all deserve. I am absolutely humbled and excited to be apart of the Lima Homecoming court and to represent a university that has given me everything I could ask for and more. Go Bucks!!!

Nicholas Norton

Hometown: Pandora
Major: Theatre and Biology
Rank: Sophomore
Student Bio: I am Nick Norton. I am a double major. My two majors are Theatre and Life Science in Education. I plan to become an actor and/or a teacher after I graduate. I am the president of the a capella group REEDefined, Vice President of the Magic Club and a member of the Campus Activities Board. I plan to start other clubs like the exploration club and the lettuce club. I am an active participant in the theatre on campus, be in plays, or in classes. I also like to participate in intramural basketball on campus and an active user of the different facilities on campus. Examples include the gyms in the Perry-Webb and Cook Hall, the game room in Galvin Hall, and the green room in Reed Hall. Being on the Homecoming court is a huge honor to me. I’ve wanted to be a Buckeye ever since I was a child. To be someone who represents a regional campus down in Columbus with other Buckeyes is a great opportunity for me. It will definitely be a humbling experience, and I look forward to learning as much as I possibly can throughout my time on the Homecoming Court. Being a Buckeye means to put all of your effort into everything you do, while also appreciating the people and the relationships you make along the way.

Devin Stoker

Hometown: Black River Falls, WI
Major: Business Management
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: I’ve lived all over the United States and was born on a Winnebago Reservation in northwest Wisconsin. I am an avid golfer and a former member of the Golf team. I enjoy learning new business-related skills, lawn care, working on cars, and restoring damaged and broken vintage woodworking tools. In my free time, I play guitar or saxophone. I continue to help the elderly in the village I currently live in and also work with Habitat for Humanity. I feel at home at Ohio State: Lima. My experiences at OSU: Lima has allowed me to grow as a person and become an improved version of myself. I have become a Real Estate Agent, raised my GPA, and have gotten my associates degree. I will graduate from OSU: Lima and continue to do work within the community.

Nicholas Vulgamott

Hometown: Delphos
Major: Science and Engineering Technologies
Rank: Junior
Student Bio: Campus involvement: Campus Activity Board, The Basement Club, Perry Webb student worker, and a University Ambassador. I am also in the Generation One program. To call myself a buckeye is what I hoped and dreamed forever since I was a young boy. But it means much more to me now. When I first set off as a buckeye, I needed help from the very beginning. The Buckeye support I received was tremendous and now I’m thriving in school! As soon as I started my first day in this school, it really has become a home to me! So that being said, being a Buckeye means the world to me!

Please contact Amy Livchak with questions or for more information about Homecoming Court.