Homecoming Royalty

2023 Homecoming Royalty Court

Let's take it back to the 2000s for #BCY2KHomecoming and see who the Kings and Queens of the decade are!

Homecoming Royalty is an honored and longstanding tradition of Bakersfield College's Homecoming celebration. The Royalty nomination and selection process is a tremendous opportunity to showcase and recognize a few of the many outstanding students at Bakersfield College. The Homecoming Royalty Court is comprised of four (4) students who shall represent the College and student body at various campus and community events throughout the year. 

The selection process for the Homecoming Royalty Court is based upon leadership activities, academic achievement, and campus involvement. An essay, resume, and headshot must be completed as part of the application process. All nominees will be initially interviewed and screened by a panel of judges, whom will select a maximum of 12 candidates for a title of the BC Royalty Court. Please note that the Homecoming Court selection process is not a beauty pageant or a popularity contest. Royalty will be screened and ultimately selected based on the applicants' ability to articulate and demonstrate academic performance, interview, curricular and co-curricular involvement, college standing, contributions to the College as well as to the Bakersfield Community, and BC Renegade Spirit.

While anyone can nominate a student or self-nominate, the Homecoming Competition Teams have the opportunity to nominate a maximum of two individuals whom they feel exemplifies the BC Renegade Spirit. A nominee does not need to be a member of a team, but the nominee can only represent one team.



Voting for the 2023 Homecoming Royalty Court will be held from Noon on Monday, October 16, 2023, until 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 21, 2023, online. The coronation of the Homecoming Court will be based upon the combined score of the Homecoming Royalty judges along with the ranking of the number of votes cast for the candidate. The 2023 Homecoming Royalty Courts will be crowned during the Football Halftime show on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

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Meet the Royalty Court Candidates

Achrista Jones - "I'm a very bright, approachable and cheerful person! I'm full of spirit and pride! PROUD SUPPORTER OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND LGBTQ+ PRIDE!! I'm creative in my art, a photographer, and a bit of a fashionista! If you are ever in need of a friend, or in need of someone to talk to, I'm here for you!"

Catherine Guillen - "My name is Catherine Guillen and I am a sophomore at BC. My major is elementary school education. I am a smiling and welcoming person."

Destiny Mitchell -  Destiny is a STEM major and holds a leadership position in MESA. Destiny tutors on campus and inspires others with their positivity and determination in academics.

Natalie Macias - "Hi my name is Natalie Macias. I am a student athlete. My major is culinary arts and food service management. I am a family & friend person. I love to experience new things and have fun and travel."

Sydney Moore - "I am a freshman at Bakersfield College and currently studying nursing prerequisites. I plan to obtain my RN degree and eventually work in pediatrics at a children's hospital. I have the honor of being a student-athlete on the Bakersfield College Cheer team. I'm proud to be a member of the Renegade family and all of the amazing core values it represents."

How to Apply for Homecoming Royalty Court

To be an applicant for Homecoming Royalty Court, candidates must agree to the following:

  • Be a current and registered Bakersfield College student enrolled in six or more credits and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Be in good standing with Bakersfield College (no judiciary sanctions). All past judicial sanctions will be reviewed by the Dean of Students to determine eligibility.
  • Cannot be sponsored or funded by a College office, department, or governing organizations (Student Government, Academic Departments, Student Services Offices, etc.) but can be sponsored by registered student organizations or community partners.
  • Provide a typed essay (300-word min) expressing the candidate’s school spirit and why the candidate should be selected as Homecoming Royalty, along with a current resume and professional headshot.
  • If a candidate is found to be under the influence of alcohol or substances or under review for judicial sanctions before or during any event, the candidate will be withdrawn from the competition. All candidates must abide by the Student Code of Conduct.

All Candidates must:

  • Attend designated Homecoming Activities
  • Be willing to be photographed and filmed
  • Participate in the Homecoming Parade
  • Attend the Homecoming Football Game and participate in halftime activities


To nominate a student, email studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu.


Fill out the Homecoming: Royalty Court Application.

Application Deadline

Each interested candidate must complete the online application by Friday, October 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM.

Timeline and Requirements for the Top 12

  • Interview with the Judges - By appointment week of October 9th
  • Notification of Candidacy - Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Candidates can start advertising - Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • BC Cribs: Office/Department Decorating - All Week
  • Oops I Chalked it Again! Chalk Art Competition - Monday, October 16, 2023
  • Ultimate Frisbee: That's So Fetch! - Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  • Friends of the Farmer's Market - Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  • Vision Boarding for the Future! - Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • Y2Karaoke - Thursday, October 19, 2023
  • A Glitch in Time: Y2K Homecoming Dance - Friday, October 20, 2023
  • The 2000s Called: They Want their Float Back! - Saturday, October 21, 2023

Selection Criteria for the Top 12

  • 25% Leadership Activities
  • 25% BC Involvement
  • 25% Academic Achievement
  • 25% Presentation and Attitude


Individual Incentive

The four students selected for the 2023 BC Homecoming Royalty Court may also be eligible to receive $100 scholarship.


  • 500 points will be given to each team whose nomination made the top 12 candidates.
  • 1000 points will be given to the teams whose nomination is voted onto the 2023 Royalty Court.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Life
Phone: (661) 395-4355
Email: studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu