for Kent State
University's 2013 Homecoming Court
Kyle Hovest, son of Tallmadge residents Brian and Rose Hovest, has been selected as a member of the Kent State University 2013 Homecoming Court.
A 2010 graduate of Tallmadge High School, Hovest is currently a senior at Kent State majoring in interpersonal communication.
Throughout his Kent State career, he has received numerous honors and awards and has been active with campus and community service organizations including Lambda Pi Eta National Communications Society, Kent Interhall Council, the Honors College and more.
His fondest memory of his time at Kent State is of "the first Kent vs. Akron football game I ever went to. I was a freshman and it was a home game. I remember a bunch of my friends and I went and cheered the entire game and lost our voices," he said.
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.
Homecoming Court members will be honored during the halftime celebrations at the Homecoming game Oct. 5 at Dix Stadium, in Kent, when Kent State takes on the Northern Illinois Huskies. At that time, the 2013 Kent State Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.