Chelsea Furda, daughter of Steubenville residents Dr. Mark and Sherri Furda, has been selected as a member of the Kent State University 2012 Homecoming Court.
A 2010 graduate of Indian Creek High School, Furda is a senior majoring in public health.
Throughout her Kent State career, she has received numerous honors and awards and has been active with campus and community service organizations including the Honors College, Active Minds, Public Health Student Alliance Member and Kent Student Ambassadors.
Members of the homecoming court are chosen for their leadership abilities, academic achievements and involvement in Kent State and community activities. Court members are nominated by a sponsoring campus organization, residence hall, athletic team or department. Nomination criteria include a 2.25 cumulative grade point average, completion of four consecutive semesters at Kent State and senior class standing.
Those nominated submit a resume as well as a one-page essay on "What it means to be selected for the Homecoming Court." Each nominated student is interviewed by a Homecoming Court committee consisting of campus and community leaders.
"The seniors selected for the 2012 Homecoming Court represent how successful and diverse Kent State University students are and what students are able to accomplish at Kent State. They excel not only in the classroom, but also in the campus community," Carrie Circosta, assistant director of alumni relations and Homecoming Court co-chair, said.
Homecoming Court members will be honored during the halftime celebrations at the homecoming game Saturday at Dix Stadium in Kent when Kent State takes on the Western Michigan Broncos.
At that time, the 2012 Kent State homecoming king and queen will be announced.