Bluefield University in the News


by | Oct 20, 2011

Bluefield College students crowned the school's 2011 Homecoming Queen, King and Court during Homecoming festivities on campus, October 13-16.

The BC students selected seniors Celia Jones and Ethan Lewis as Queen and King, respectively, and named Cheznee Daily Junior Princess, Jahlisa Harvey Sophomore Princess, and Lacey Atwood Freshman Princess to complete the 2011 Homecoming Court.

Jones, BC’s Homecoming Queen, is a senior art and graphic communications major from Brookneal, Virginia. At BC, she is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, the Honors Program, and Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity. She has also earned placement on BC’s Academic Dean’s List and is a recipient of the school’s Valena May Parsons Scholarship as the outstanding student in graphic communications. Outside of the classroom, Jones is a resident assistant, vice president of Alpha Delta Sorority, and a Student Ambassador. Her parents are George and Joyce Jones of Brookneal.

Lewis, the 2011 Homecoming King, is a teacher education major from Powhatan, Virginia. The son of David and Betsy Lewis of Powhatan, Lewis is co-president of the Student Virginia Education Association and a frequent member of BC’s Academic Dean’s. In addition, he is a member of Bluefield’s varsity baseball, where as a starting pitcher he played on a National Championship team in 2009 and earned placement on the Academic All-Conference team in 2010.

Daily, the Junior Princess, is an exercise and sports science major with emphasis in teacher education and a minor in coaching. From Mooresville, North Carolina, she also is a BC Student Ambassador and a member of the women’s varsity volleyball squad. In fact, last year she was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Daily is the daughter of Tom and GayGayle Daily of Mooresville.

Harvey, the Sophomore Princess, is a BC communications major from Pompano Beach, Florida. The daughter of Dahalia Baker of Pompano Beach, she is vice president of the college’s Student Government Association and a member of Kappa Psi Omicron Sorority. Harvey also plays women’s soccer at BC, where she is the second leading scoring for the Lady Rams.

Atwood, the Freshman Princess, is a sports medicine and pre-physical therapy major from Marion, Virginia. She is also captain of the school’s cheerleading squad. Her parents are Forrest Atwood and Michele Pendleton.

Other senior candidates for Homecoming Queen included Erin Darnell of Orange, Virginia; Yeda Duarte of Brazil; Casey Palmer of Roanoke, Virginia; and Emily Sears of Hinton, West Virginia.

Other senior candidates for King included Tyler Eastep of Bland, Virginia; Joseph Andrews of Chesterfield, Virginia; Alvin Board of Roanoke, Virginia; and Borgia M’Bala of France.

Other Junior Princess candidates included Angela Highlander of Hampton, Virginia; Ryan Talley of Chesterfield, Virginia; and Bethany Liddle of Galax, Virginia.

Other Sophomore Princess candidates included Amanda Heller of Chesapeake, Virginia; Danielle Preservati of Princeton, West Virginia; and Kristen Slade of North Tazewell, Virginia.

Other Freshman Princess candidates included Maryhelen Barbrow of Wytheville, Virginia; Chelsea Brown of Bluefield, West Virginia; and Summer Eggers of Wytheville, Virginia.

Bluefield College Homecoming Court nominees and winners are selected annually by student voting in the weeks prior to Homecoming celebrations. The candidates are presented and crowned during the traditional Homecoming Dance.

To view photos of all Homecoming Court candidates, visit BC’s Facebook photo albums.

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