Ohio State selects Mansfield campus homecoming king and queen
The Ohio State University at Mansfield has a new king and queen of campus, Megan Zier of Galion (queen) and Jakeb Tekavec of Mantua (king). The announcement came during the homecoming coronation ceremony in Columbus on Friday, October 4, 2019.
“This is a once in a lifetime experience,” Zier exclaims. “I was able to be in the parade and on the football field. These are things I would have never experienced if I wasn’t on homecoming court.”
On Friday, the homecoming celebration kicked off with a parade and pep rally. On Saturday, the court was announced at the Skull Session and presented on the field prior to the Ohio State football game. The Mansfield campus court also included Atwan Woods, Tristan Gosser, Iris Walter, and Madeline Keister.
Homecoming week began on the Mansfield campus with a list of events including meeting the court, a friendly game of dodgeball against faculty, staff, and students, as well as the Homecoming cookout, campfire and cornhole tournament.
“My favorite moment from the weekend was being in the parade,” Zier says. “Jake and I sat on the back of a Camaro and rode through campus in the parade. It felt like a priceless experience.” For Tekavec it was a surreal moment. He explains, “Last year I told myself how cool and life-changing it would be if I ran and actually won the king. Now I can truly say that when you put in the work to achieve something, the outcome is much greater than expected.”
“Seeing my family smile and clap their hands in excitement was a view I will never forget,” Tekavec says. “If I were to choose my favorite moment, I would have to say walking onto the field. I can still feel the goosebumps as if I were right there now!”
Court members are chosen based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Ohio State.
“I would definitely encourage others to participate in homecoming,” Zier says. “Not only apply to be on the homecoming court but participate in events. Especially because we are on a regional campus and things like this should be supported! I love that Mansfield is able to be represented in Columbus!”