Meet your 2012 homecoming court

 

Rebecca Bankert (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Rebecca Bankert

Year: Senior

Major: Music Education

Hometown: Canton, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I was really excited and just honored that I was chosen.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? I would like to be a witness of Christ’s love in all that I do.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? I would like to portray Malone as a place that helps students to grow as individuals and in their walk with Christ.

 

Miriam Bonam (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Miriam Bonam

Year: Senior

Major: Nursing

Hometown: East Canton, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I was both honored and shocked. I believe I was with Rachel, and she screamed…and there was much rejoicing.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? That I lived like a good role model and loved Jesus.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? I would like to portray Malone as a community that is centered around Christ and the impact He can have on every area of our lives from academics to friendships.

 

Jacob Byrley (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Jacob Byrley

Year: Senior

Major: Mathematics (Education)

Hometown: Centerburg, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? Crap. This means I have to go to the dance.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? As someone who displays humility.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? As people who stick out, not in a prideful way, but in a way that goes deeper than the surface and not just putting on a show.

 

Alex Steinmetz (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Alex Steinmetz

Year: Senior

Major: Math and Accounting

Hometown: Willard, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I felt honored that my classmates voted me on the court.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? I would like to be able to show Christ’s love in every aspect of my life.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? As a great Christian community that educates students with a Christ centered focus.

 

James Talbert (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: James Talbert

Year: Senior

Major: Youth/Educational Ministries

Hometown: Barberton, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? They must have typed in the wrong name.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? To stimulate spiritual and social change within our community. To break the bubble.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? As a progressive and innovative community which holds to the truth of the gospel and embraces diversity.

 

Rachel Weisel (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Rachel Weisel

Year: Senior

Major: Communication (Public Relations)

Hometown: Canton, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I was in the shower when my friend checked my email so I didn’t jump up and down for fear of falling. But I was really surprised and honored to be selected.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? I would like to be a role model for the Malone community by letting the light of the Lord shine through me in everything I do.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? I would like to portray Malone as an encouraging and inviting environment for all students past, present, and future.

 

Dana Kennedy (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Dana Kennedy

Year: Junior

Major: Biology (Allied Health)

Hometown: McIlean, PA

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? Surprised but excited and “oh shoot, I’m on duty that weekend.”

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? I would like everyone to be able to laugh at themselves and laugh at little things only you think are funny because you know you are loved by the Father. This is my life every day.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? Most of these people are joyful, spirited, light hearted, fun people who love Jesus and the community of Malone.

 

Marshall Suplee (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Marshall Suplee

Year: Junior

Major: Accounting and Sports Management

Hometown: Maple Shade, NJ

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I laughed. I was very surprised.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? My hope is that people would see actions that align with my faith.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? As the best place in the whole entire world, next to Olive Garden.

 

Brittany Marion (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Brittany Marion

Year: Sophomore

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Girard, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I was not expecting it at all so I was very shocked, but honored.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? I want to model a spirit of joy for the Malone community by finding blessings in each situation I find myself in.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? I would like to portray Malone as a warm, welcoming community of students who not only have a lot of fun, but love the Lord and are thankful for the opportunity to get an education here.

 

Matt May (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Matt May

Year: Sophomore

Major: Communication Arts: Public Relations/ Marketing Minor

Hometown: Rochester, PA

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I almost didn’t read the email… Alex Steinmetz congratulated me and I just said “Thanks!”, not having a CLUE what he was talking about…Thankfully I went back to my email and finally figured it out. In all honesty, I truly feel honored to be selected to represent this great class.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? I want to be a brother in Christ to the men and women on this campus and to lead my brothers and sisters on a path that will set them apart from the world.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? I would want them to see a more spiritually mature campus than when they last saw it. That we would be constantly bettering ourselves to be like Christ and to never get comfortable in our relationship with God. I would want them to see a campus that has its motives and desires set on Christ.

 

Heath Gerber (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Heath Gerber

Year: Freshman

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Sterling, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? I was really surprised but at the same time really excited.

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? Lead by example and be a role model that people can look up to and want to be like.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? That Malone is a campus that you can grow in Christ and also in your own personal bubble. Just in these few months, I felt like I have grown as a better person and I would love to show people that.

 

Katie Krocker (Photo by Kaitie Fox)

Name: Katie Krocker

Year: Freshman

Major: Integrated Social Studies

Hometown: Tuscarawas, OH

What was your initial reaction to being selected as a member of the Homecoming Court? “What?! Seriously?! This never would have happened in high school!”

In what way would you like to be a role model for the Malone community as a member of the Court? As a member of the court, I want to be seen as a leader for my class, both spiritually and academically.

How would you like to portray Malone to the current Malone community, the Canton community, and Malone alumni who return for the Homecoming celebrations? I hope to portray Malone to the community and alumni in a positive light. Being on the homecoming court gives me a chance to show some of the great aspects of Malone.

 

Kaitlyn Stump is a staff writer for The Aviso AVW.

 

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