2011 Harvest Court to Honor Outstanding Seniors

OBU will honor outstanding seniors at the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 12, at the 7 p.m. Harvest Festival in Raley Chapel’s Potter auditorium as a part of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Homecoming celebration.

Senior students were nominated by their peers in six different categories: harvest king, harvest queen, best all-around man, best all-around woman, most servant-like man and most servant-like woman. The student body will vote on the finalists, and the winners will be announced during the Harvest Court ceremony.

The senior Harvest Court nominees include (from left to right): Front Row: Leslie Fort, Kristina Smith, JoBeth Hamon, Katie Denny, Janna Smith, Abigail Basler, Sarah Doretti, Mandi Koszalka, Beth Stripe; Back Row: Jered Bell, Daniel Ray, Jon Livingston, Sam Henderson, Sam Breen, Jake Hooten, Ben Buchanan, Clay Henderson and Caio Franca.

Harvest Court finalists include:

Harvest King: Sam Breen, a Bible and business administration double major from Sheffield, England; Clay Henderson, a Bible major with history minor from Edmond, Okla.; and Daniel Ray, a biblical languages major with philosophy minor from Chickasha, Okla.

Harvest Queen: Abigail Basler, an exercise science pre-allied health major with natural science minor from Elgin, Okla.; Leslie Fort, a Bible major with minor in teaching English as a Second Language from Houston, Texas; and Beth Stripe, a psychology and education double major from Santa Ana, Calif.

Best All-Around Man: Sam Henderson, a Bible major with business administration minor from Mesquite, Texas; Jake Hooten, a pre-allied health and rehabilitation major with business administration minor from Seminole, Okla.; and Jon Livingston, a worship arts major with graphic design minor from Bixby, Okla.

Best All-Around Woman: Sarah Doretti, an electronic media production major from Santa Ana, Calif.; Mandi Koszalka, a secondary English education major from Independence, Kan.; and Janna Smith, an electronic media production major from Seminole, Okla.

Most Servant-Like Man: Jered Bell, a religion major from Magnolia, Texas; Ben Buchanan, a pre-allied health major with cross-cultural ministry minor from Shawnee, Okla.; and Caio Franca, a biology major from Natal, Brazil.

Most Servant-Like Woman: Katie Denny, a cross-cultural ministry major from Aledo, Texas; JoBeth Hamon, a family and community service major with Bible minor from Prineville, Ore.; and Kristina Smith, a strategic communications major from Petaluma, Calif.