May 30, 2023

Capital University Homecoming Royalty and Hall of Fame 2021

This past weekend on Oct. 30 at the Otterbein vs. Capital football game, the 2021 homecoming court was presented, homecoming royalty was announced and the 2021 Hall of Fame inductees were honored.

The homecoming court presentation began at half-time and those who were on it were announced. There were 10 people on the homecoming court, and each of them were given their own introductions as they walked across the football field with their families and friends.

Bree Chambers, Abby Bebout, Chance Conaway, Matthew Longfellow, Joe Butler, Nathan Molby, Kokila Varadarajan, Ethan Scheck, Gracey Day and Kameron Lee were all announced and introduced as members of the homecoming court.

The winners of homecoming royalty were fourth-years Bree Chambers and Gracey Day. 

Bree Chambers is an Art Therapy major with an African American studies minor. She was more than honored to just simply be nominated for the court. Chambers also took the time to acknowledge the other nominees.

Chambers said, “I know many of the other nominees to be incredibly passionate, driven, kindhearted individuals and it was a privilege to be counted among their ranks. It’s always an honor to be asked to represent Capital in any capacity.”

Bree Chambers waves at the crowd after being announced as Homecoming royalty. Photo taken by Robert Cumberlander.

As for being crowned royalty, being named “Queen” or “royalty” is far beyond what truly matters to Chambers. 

“[M]ore than any title or accolade, it’s most important to me to be remembered as someone who was kind to others. Being crowned royalty says to me that I’ve succeeded in that,” Chambers said.

To conclude, Chambers was happy to have been crowned royalty with Day. 

Bree Chambers and Gracey Day were both crowned as Homecoming Royalty. Photo taken by Robert Cumberlander.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to ‘sister-queen’ with Gracey, and to have gone through this process with so many of my friends. Congratulations to all who were involved [in] their determination and bravery–and above all, being enough of an upstander to have received a nomination,” Chambers said. 

Gracey Day, the other person named to homecoming royalty, is an Economics and Mathematics double-major. She agreed with Chambers in that she felt honored to be nominated by her peers to be a part of homecoming court, and is proud that she represents the student body.

For her, being named homecoming royalty is surreal. Day said, “Actually becoming a part of homecoming royalty was a surreal moment for me that meant so much. Capital will always be a huge part of who I am, and knowing that I now have my little role in Capital’s history is something I will always carry with me.”

Day shouts out AMP, the university as a whole, everyone who was a part of the homecoming events, those who attended the game, and the other members of the court for a memorable homecoming week. 

Both women are beyond grateful. 

In addition to the homecoming court, the 2021 Hall of Fame inductees were also honored during half-time. Lindsay Shepherd, James Starks and Lizzy Stanton were present at the game. Steven McCarthy is another inductee, but he couldn’t attend because he was coaching the men’s soccer team at Loras College.

The 2021 Hall of Fame inductees were honored at Homecoming. Lindsay Shepherd (left), James Starks (middle) and Lizzy Stanton (right). Photo taken by Robert Cumberlander.

  • Bianca is a triple major in sociology, criminology, and Spanish, treasurer of the Criminology and Sociology club, America Reads tutor, along with her position as a reporter for the Chimes.

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