The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Homecoming Royalty Crowned

NEWARK, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2017 – The Ohio State University at Newark senior history major Franchesica Kidd of Newark, Ohio, and senior psychology major Chuck Cayton of Thornville, Ohio, were crowned Newark campus Homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at the Longaberger Alumni House, Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Oct. 6.

Joining Kidd and Cayton on the court for Homecoming festivities on the Columbus the campus during the Oct. 6-7 weekend were senior psychology major Emily Adam of Newark, Ohio; junior integrated social studies major Anna Yoder of Fredericktown, Ohio; senior psychology major Reese Ogle of Utica, Ohio; and sophomore communications major Brian Williams of Beavercreek, Ohio.

Following the crowning ceremony, students participated with their Columbus and regional campus counterparts in The Ohio State University Homecoming Parade, which is one of Ohio State's biggest and longest-running traditions. Student organizations, colleges, departments, community organizations and local celebrities all take part in this tradition. The parade begins each year at Ohio Stadium and ends at the Ohio Union. Following the parade students participated in the Homecoming Pep Rally, sponsored by The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Student-Alumni Council, inside the Ohio Union. On Saturday, students took part in the Ohio State Marching Band Skull Session at St. John's Arena and attended the Ohio State versus Maryland Homecoming game in Ohio Stadium.

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 whe4re learning come to life. Research, education abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.

L to R: Emily Adam, Anna Yoder, Queen Franchesica Kidd, Ohio State Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald, King Chuck Cayton, Reese Ogle and Brian Williams.