OBU announced winners of the 2015 Harvest Court Saturday, Nov. 7, during halftime of the Bison football game versus Henderson State University. The event was part of OBU’s homecoming celebration happening on campus throughout the weekend.
Senior students were nominated by their peers in six different categories: harvest queen, harvest king, best all-around woman, best all-around man, most servant-like woman and most servant-like man. The student body voted Wednesday, Nov. 4, to select winners in each category.
The 2015 Harvest Queen is Katie Stiles, a nursing major from Denton, Texas. The 2015 Harvest King is Lucas Adams, a chemistry and mathematics major from Oklahoma City.
The 2015 Best All-Around Woman is Kristen Lee, an elementary education major from Plano, Texas. The 2015 Best All-Around Man is Nathan Roach, a pastoral ministry major from Wichita Falls, Texas.
The 2015 Most Servant-Like Woman is Madison Roach, a family and community science major from Wichita Falls, Texas. The 2015 Most Servant-Like Man is Scott Pfister, a communication studies major from Broomfield, Colorado.
OBU has a long-standing tradition of crowning the Harvest Queen, with the first queen being crowned in 1920. The tradition of crowning a Harvest King was added in 1996, along with the categories of Most Servant-Like and Best All-Around.
Harvest queen finalists included Stiles; Megan Mattke, a musical arts / piano major from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and Sydnie Gabbard, a cross cultural ministry and anthropology major from San Francisco, California.
Harvest King finalists included Adams; Kyle Opskar, an international business major from Derby, Kansas; and Chris Sanford, a professional accounting major from Valley Center, Kansas.
Best all-around woman finalists included Lee; Courtney King, a vocal music education major from Oklahoma City; and Morgan Patterson, a religion-Bible emphasis major from West Covina, California.
Best all-around man finalists included Roach; Colin Bergeron, a pre-allied health major from Goddard, Kansas; and Matthew Welborn, an anthropology major from Lawton, Oklahoma, and Richmond, Virginia.
Most servant-like woman finalists included Roach; Ashlynn Abbe, a natural science major from McKinney, Texas; and Jessica Dickinson, an English education major from Moore, Oklahoma.
Most servant-like man finalists included Pfister; Marcus Titterington, a health and physical education major from Tonganoxie, Kansas; and Sam Castles, a biology major from Tulsa, Oklahoma.