The Ohio State University at Newark


Homecoming royalty named at Ohio State Newark

October 3, 2016 - Newark, OH- Junior Taryne Porter, and sophomore Isaiah (Obi) Pryce, were crowned Ohio State Newark Homecoming Court queen and king at a ceremony held last Friday at the Longaberger Alumni House on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University. Porter is a middle childhood education major from Pataskala, OH while Pryce majors in science and technology exploration and is from Pickerington, OH.

Other court members include Mitchell Baughman, a junior majoring in psychology from Reynoldsburg, OH; Anthony Bush, a junior majoring in business administration from McDermott, Ohio; Cheyenne Rieger, a junior majoring in middle childhood education from Sylvania, OH; and Hunter Spittler, a sophomore majoring in social work from Twinsburg, OH.

L to R: Hunter Spittler, Cheyenne Rieger, Queen Taryne Porter, King Obi Pryce, Mitchell Baughman, Anthony Bush, Dr. William L. MacDonald, Dean/Director

The court was chosen through an interview process with faculty and staff, who looked for leadership qualities, campus and community involvement, volunteer work and grade point average. Students, faculty and staff select the king and queen from the court.

Following the coronation, the court joined thousands of fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff on Friday evening for a celebration of Ohio State traditions by participating in the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally and then cheering on the Buckeyes to a 58-0 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.