BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College’s Student Activities Council on Monday announced its annual Homecoming court live via Instagram video.

The women vying for the title of queen are Olivia Archer, of Wheeling, W.Va.; Jessie Braddock, of Brownsville, Pa.; Sydney Freeman, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; Taylor Naples, of Salem, Ohio; and Zoe Woods, of Washington, Pa.

The men competing for the title of king are Kyle Goodwin, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; Jose Iraheta, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Bryce Rohrbaugh, of Rittman, Ohio; Braylon Sibley, of McKinney, Texas; Ethan Young, of Pittsburgh.

Inclement weather forced the cancellation of an outdoor announcement and activities.

Bethany has reimagined its annual Homecoming celebration this year to work within COVID-19 social-distancing requirements. Instead of inviting alumni to return to campus, Bethany has scheduled four days of virtual events that encouraged students and alumni alike to interact with the college and each other.

The king and queen, who are chosen by student vote, will be identified Saturday during a Bison football intrasquad scrimmage game. The game will be livestreamed starting at 1 p.m.

Click here for a complete schedule of Homecoming events.


Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.