OBU will honor outstanding seniors in the annual Harvest Court ceremony Saturday, Nov. 7, during halftime of the OBU Bison football game versus Henderson State University. The game will begin at 1 p.m. The event is part of OBU’s homecoming celebration Nov. 6-7.
Senior students were nominated by their peers in six different categories: harvest king, harvest queen, best all-around male, best all-around female, most servant-like male and most servant-like female. The student body will vote on the finalists Wednesday, Nov. 4, and the winners will be announced during the Harvest Court ceremony.
Finalists for harvest king include Kyle Opskar, an international business major from Derby, Kansas; Lucas Adams, a chemistry and mathematics major from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Chris Sanford, a professional accounting major from Valley Center, Kansas.
Harvest queen finalists include Megan Mattke, a musical arts / piano major from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Katie Stiles, a nursing major from Denton, Texas; and Sydnie Gabbard, a cross cultural ministry and anthropology major from San Francisco, California.
Finalists for best all-around male include Colin Bergeron, a pre-allied health major from Goddard, Kansas; Nathan Roach, a pastoral ministry major from Wichita Falls, Texas; and Matthew Welborn, an anthropology major from Lawton, Oklahoma,and Richmond, Virginia.
Candidates for best all-around female include Kristen Lee, an elementary education major from Plano, Texas; Courtney King, a vocal music education major from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Morgan Patterson, a religion-Bible emphasis major from West Covina, California.
Most servant-like male finalists include Scott Pfister, a communication studies major from Broomfield, Colorado; Marcus Titterington, a health and physical education major from Tonganoxie, Kansas; and Sam Castles, a biology major from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Finalists for most servant-like female include Ashlynn Abbe, a natural science major from McKinney, Texas; Maddi Roach, a family and community science major from Wichita Falls, Texas; and Jessica Dickinson, an English education major from Moore, Oklahoma.