Muskingum University crowned the 2020-2021 homecoming queen and king April 27, 2021 at noon.
The ceremony was held during the last week of classes and as part of Spring Fest, giving students an opportunity to join the celebration.
The 2020-2021 homecoming queen is Mariah Ridgeway. She is a neuroscience major from Jackson, Ohio. She is member of Theta Phi Alpha, Order of Omega, ODK, Outdoor Initiatives Club, and Neuroscience Club and works as a Muskie Preview Leader, softball student assistant, along with 3 other campus jobs. The homecoming king is Corey Lancaster. He is an accounting major from Cincinnati, OH. He is the Vice President of Kappa Sigma, a member of the football team, and a supervisor in the Chess Center.
The homecoming queen and king are selected from 10 candidates, which included:
- Bailey Harris, nursing major from New Lexington, Ohio
- Raiyah Johnson, a business marketing major from Cleveland, Ohio
- Alexandria Lee, political science major from Zanesville, Ohio
- Anne Marie Pickworth, health and fitness and nutrition major from New Concord, OH.
- Anna Sellers, marketing, business management, and economics major from Zanesville, Ohio
- Caitlynn Spinks, nursing major from Zanesville, Ohio
- Sabreina Torres, athletic training major from Lowellville, Ohio
- Breanne Wilkins, psychology major from New Concord, Ohio
- Brooke Wilkins, English and marketing major from New Concord, Ohio
- Jared Alberts, nursing major from Wooster, Ohio
- Drew Eaches, psychology and criminal justice major from Marysville, Ohio
- Jonny Hummel, environmental science major from Zanesville, OH
- Chris Hupp, general engineering major from Caldwell, Ohio.
- Chayce Lundell, communications major from Zanesville, Ohio
- Zach Mason, health and fitness and business management major from Zanesville, Ohio
- Sam Pinckert, sport administration major from Santa Claus, Indiana
- Nicholas Proctor, general engineering major from Marietta, Ohio
- Zach Simmons, environmental science and earth science major from Hamilton, Ohio
In October, the university hosted a series of activities for alumni and students to honor homecoming; however, the time-honored tradition of recognizing the homecoming court and crowning of the queen and king was postponed.
“We were thankful to host Reunion Weekend @Homecoming 2020 giving our alumni and students an opportunity to come together in the fall,” said Michael Malone, associate vice president of Student Affairs at Muskingum University. “However, we could not end this unprecedented year without recognizing our homecoming court and crowning our queen and king.”