OBU announced the 2023 Harvest Court winners during halftime of its Oct. 21 football game against Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The game kicked off at 7 p.m. inside Crain Family Stadium at the Hurt Complex. The events took place during The Weekend, OBU’s homecoming celebration Oct. 19-21. OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas and First Lady Jill Thomas participated in the ceremony.
Seniors were nominated by their peers in six different categories: most servant-like man, most servant-like woman, best all-around man, best all-around woman and harvest king and harvest queen. The student body voted for the winners in each category earlier in the week.
Hannah DeMoss was crowned harvest queen and Nathan Chan won harvest king.
The best all-around woman went to Emily Day while Callum Raymick won best all-around man.
Haley Myers was selected as the most servant-like woman and Micah Cash won most servant-like man.
Additional finalists for harvest queen included Emma Lokey and Whitney Petter. Other finalists for harvest king included C.J. Haynes and Aubrey Young.
Other finalists for best all-around woman included Elizabeth Houghton and Avery Hellmuth. Additional finalists for best all-around man included Max Petersen and Brock Brown.
Finalists for most servant-like woman included Olivia Walker and Emma Vernon, while most servant-like man nominees included Devon Mack and Clay Kelch.
The crowning of the harvest queen is a longstanding OBU tradition, dating back to 1920. The first harvest king was crowned in 1996. Later, the categories of most servant-like man and woman and best all-around man and woman were added.