On Saturday, October 14, during halftime of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Homecoming football game against UVA-Wise, Wesley Felton of Edray, WV and Natalie Parkins of Liberty, WV were crowned Homecoming King and Queen by President of the College Joel Thierstein, J.D., Ph.D.
Felton is a senior geophysics major and is involved in the Physics Club and Theta Chi Fraternity, where he served as president.
Parkins is a senior biochemistry major. She serves as coordinator of the WE LEAD Issue Teams and is a Service Scholar and participant in the Leap Certificate Program. A member of the Benzene Ring Chemistry Club, she is a First Year Seminar Leader and serves as the New Member Coordinator of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is currently applying to veterinary school to pursue a career in zoological and aquarium medicine.
Other senior King and Queen nominees were Sydney Pineault of Morgantown, WV and Matt Dearth of Bridgeport, WV; Hannah King of Charleston, WV and Logan Warner of Buckhannon; Leah Blend of Buckhannon and Jeffrey McNeill of Reading, PA; and Joie Johnston of Hurricane, WV and Sam Brody of Huntington, WV.
The royal court was completed with several underclassmen attendants. Junior attendants were Madison Duvall of Smithsburg, MD and Michael Winters of Martinsburg, WV. Sophomore attendants were Hannah Jones of Charleston, WV and John Antolini of Buckhannon. Freshman attendants were Chloe Sergent of Hurricane, WV and Kam Brooks of Baltimore, MD.
Featured photo: Felton and Parkins after being crowned King and Queen of Homecoming.
Homecoming Court: (l-r) Kam Brooks, Chloe Sergent, Michael Winters, Madison Duvall, Hannah King, Logan Warner, Jeffrey McNeill, Leah Blend, King Wesley Felton, Queen Natalie Parkins, President Joel Thierstein, 2016 Queen Madison Ovies, Sam Brody, Joie Johnston, Matt Dearth, Sydney Pineault, John Antolini, and Hannah Jones.