Students Crown 2017 Homecoming Court
Bluefield College students crowned the school’s 2017 Homecoming Court during festivities on campus, October 20-22, including Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Chick (right) and Homecoming King Jacob Key.

Students Crown 2017 Homecoming Court

By Student Marketing Associate Mikaela Hurst | October 31, 2017 | RSS

Bluefield College students crowned the school’s 2017 Homecoming Queen, King and Court during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 20-22.

The students selected Jacqueline Chick and Jacob Key for this year’s Homecoming Queen and King, respectively. They also chose Mary Blake Avery as Junior Princess, Even Abbey as Junior Prince, Tessa Saiia as Sophomore Princess, Gustavo Gomez Rosales as Sophomore Prince, Emily Carlisle as Freshman Princess, and Gavin Bauer as Freshmen Prince.

Junior Princess Mary Blake Avery
Junior Princess Mary Blake Avery.

The Homecoming Queen, Chick, is an exercise and sports science major from Roanoke, Virginia, who also won BC’s Sophomore Academic Award. She is also captain of the women’s soccer team and a member of the Rotoract Club and Pursuit Women’s Ministry.

The Homecoming King, Key, is a criminal justice major from Midlothian, Virginia. He is treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA) and a resident assistant. Key was also named to the 2016 Academic Dean’s List.

Avery, the Junior Princess, is double majoring in exercise and sports science and sports medicine and is from Newport News, Virginia. She is a member of the women’s soccer team and was on the 2016 Academic Dean’s List.

Junior Prince Evan Abbey
Junior Prince Evan Abbey.

Abbey, the Junior Prince, is double majoring in chemistry and biology and is from Bluefield, West Virginia. He is a recipient of BC’s Sophomore Academic Achievement Award. He is also on the men’s soccer team.

Saiia, the Sophomore Princess, is a special education major from Baraboo, Wisconsin. She is a resident assistant, vice president of Student Ambassadors, and a member of the Impact Team.

Gomez Rosales, the Sophomore Prince, is a criminal justice major from Galax, Virginia. He is a member of the men’s cross country team and was on the 2016 Academic Dean’s List.

Tessa Saiia and Gustavo Gomez Rosales
Tessa Saiia and Gustavo Gomez Rosales.

Carlisle, the Freshman Princess, is a communication major from Bluefield, Virginia. She is also editor of the student newspaper, The Rampage.

Bauer, the Freshman Prince, is a business administration major from Bluefield, West Virginia, and is a member of the men’s cross country team.

Other senior candidates for Homecoming Queen included Allyson Carter from Cool Ridge, West Virginia; Rebekah Ivester from Woodbridge, Virginia, and Alexandra Mocarski from Scottsdale, Arizona. Carter is studying math with teacher licensure. Ivester is studying music, and Mocarski is studying graphic communication and is a member of the women’s volleyball team.

Emily Carlisle and Gavin Bauer
Emily Carlisle and Gavin Bauer.

Other senior candidates for Homecoming King included Jordan Ackerman from John Day, Oregon; Roswell Del Rosario from San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Kyle Findlay from Reading, England. Ackerman is a sports management major and a member of the baseball team. Del Rosario is majoring in exercise and sports science, and Findlay is studying both exercise and sports science and psychology and is on the men’s soccer team.

Other candidates for Junior Princess included Katherine Calfee from Tazewell, Virginia; Sarah Minnix from Bluefield, Virginia; and Anna Oliver from Ashland, Virginia. Calfee is studying business management. Minnix is studying both communication and theatre, while Oliver is studying math education.

Other candidates for Junior Prince included Dagoberto Acevedo from Cojutepeque, El Salvador; Andre Cardamone from Bakersfield, California; and Christopher Dixon from Newport News, Virginia. Acevedo is a communication major. Cardamone is studying graphic communication and is a member of the men’s volleyball team, and Dixon is studying sport management and is also a member of men’s volleyball.

Other candidates for Sophomore Princess included Kaleigh Barker from Princeton, West Virginia; Jeda Folk from Minneola, Florida; and Kaitlynn Kendrick from Pikeville, Kentucky. Barker is studying business administration and is on the women’s volleyball team. Folk is a communication major and a member of the women’s softball team. Kendrick is studying both criminal justice and psychology and is on the women’s volleyball team.

Other candidates for Sophomore Prince included Alberto Chiaparini from Joinville, Brazil; Terrence Hall from Glen Burnie, Maryland; Sven Kleinhans from Ottersweier, Germany; and Angelo Willi from Santa Cruz, Switzerland. Chiaparini is studying exercise and sports science and is member of the men’s volleyball team. Hall is studying business administration and is a member of the football team. Kleinhans is double majoring in exercise and sport science and communication and is a member of the men’s soccer team. Willi is studying sports management and is also a member of men’s soccer.

Other candidates for Freshmen Princess included Madison Brewster from Riner, Virginia; Sahara Brewster from Bluefield, Virginia; and Kaleigh Compton from Bluefield, Virginia. Madison Brewster is studying accounting, while Sahara Brewster is studying business. Compton is a communication major.

Other candidates for Freshmen Prince included Tyler Conklin from Greenville, North Carolina; Jackson Keene from Raleigh, North Carolina; and Hunter Miller from Manassas, Virginia. Conklin is a business major. Keene is studying sports medicine, and Miller is studying graphic communication.

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