The Ohio State University at Newark


Homecoming royalty named at Ohio State Newark

October 13, 2015 - Newark, OH - Senior Amber Prater, and junior Fon Ngu, were crowned Ohio State Newark Homecoming Court queen and king at a ceremony last Friday held at the Longaberger Alumni House on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University. Prater is a middle childhood education major from Heath, OH while Ngu majors in health science and is from Dublin, OH.

Six students from The Ohio State University at Newark have been named to the homecoming court, including, from left, Michael Smith, Jeftar Kusi, King Fon Ngu, Dr. William L. MacDonald, Dean/Director of Ohio State Newark, Queen Amber Prater, Brittany Dillon and Lucy St. John. Prater and Ngu were named queen and king in a ceremony in Columbus last Friday.

Six students from The Ohio State University at Newark have been named to the homecoming court, including, from left, Michael Smith, Jeftar Kusi, King Fon Ngu, Dr. William L. MacDonald, Dean/Director of Ohio State Newark, Queen Amber Prater, Brittany Dillon and Lucy St. John. Prater and Ngu were named queen and king in a ceremony in Columbus last Friday.

Other court members include Brittany Dillon, a senior majoring in middle childhood education from Mount Vernon, OH; Jeftar Kusi, a sophomore majoring in pre-dentistry from Columbus, OH; senior Lucy St. John, majoring in early childhood education from Evansville, IN; and Michael Smith, a senior majoring in business administration from Newark, OH.

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 victory over Maryland on Saturday.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience, access to Ohio State’s 200 major programs, a rich research heritage, and academic excellence.