WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (WVDN) — West Liberty University students selected Olivia Miller and Gregory Geis, as Homecoming Queen and King 2022 at West Family Stadium today during a football game that included tailgating, alumni gatherings and family friendly events on a perfect fall day.
The crowning ceremony took place at halftime during the 1 p.m. football game against the Wheeling University Cardinals. 2021 King and Queen, Parker Sherry and Grace Dodson performed the honors of crowning the new royalty.
Miller is from Ripley, W.Va. and represented Lambda Psi Sigma. She is a senior and will graduate in May 2023. An elementary education major, she is the daughter of Julie and David Miller. Miller represented the Hilltopper Women’s Track and Field team.
Geis is from Allison Park, Pa. and represented the Hilltopper Football team. He is a senior and will graduate in December 2022. Also, an elementary education major, he is the son of Anne and Michael Geis. Geis represented the Hilltopper Men’s Baseball team.
Runners up Queen and King were Brooke Anderson of Wheeling, W.Va. and Joey Hess of Sewickley, Pa.
Voting took place during Tent Day this past Wednesday as the student body chose their King and Queen from a slate of 14 candidates.
Also honored at the Homecoming game were Wall of Honor alumni in attendance, Dawn Ann Dean of Wheeling, Emanuel Alex Paris III, of Avella, Pa., Charley Richards of Indiatlantic, Fla. and Nick Sparachane of Wheeling.
Unable to attend was Winnifred “Winnie” Moore-Breegle of Florida. These accomplished alumni were further celebrated earlier in the day at a special breakfast ceremony.
The game drew a huge crowd that enjoyed tailgating nearby in an area behind the ASRC. Food, music, Greek life and happy reunions were enjoyed on the warm fall day. New this year was a Family Fest tent area, close to the stadium that provided activities for children and families.
Students end their homecoming festivities with a 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. dance at River City Restaurant in Wheeling. Shuttle service is provided both to and from campus.
Alumni can enjoy the Homecoming Post Party planned for 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. today at the Alpha Tavern, hosted by alumnus Nick Sparachane.
Sunday concludes with an 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Homecoming Brunch also at the Alpha Tavern.
For more information, please visit westliberty.edu/alumni or call 304-336-8888.
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|From left, Alumni Affairs Director Amanda Bennett, Wall of Honor inductees Dawn Ann Dean, Nick Sparachane, and Charley Richards join President W. Franklin Evans at the 50-yard line.|