Freed-Hardeman University recently introduced Mr. and Miss FHU for the 2010-11 school year. Carter England, Columbia, Tenn., and Abbe McCarrol, Rector, Ark., were chosen by their peers as the ideal Freed-Hardeman students.
FHU faculty members nominated senior students who, in their opinion, best exemplified the Christian values associated with Freed-Hardeman University. The entire student body then chose the winners. Other finalists for Mr. FHU were Luke Guard, Salem, Va.; Austin Johnson, Richmond, Ky.; and Andrew Ashley, Durant, Okla. Other finalists for Miss FHU included Andrea LeMasters, Evansville, Ind.; Danae Elder, Columbia, Tenn.; and Augusta McClary from New Johnsonville, Tenn.
Criteria for the honor include character, influence, involvement, leadership and academic ability. All of the finalists were honored in a special chapel presentation and FHU President Joe Wiley announced the winners.
England is a finance major. He grew up in Henderson but his family currently lives in Columbia, Tenn. While at Freed-Hardeman he has served as sports captain, vice president and president of his social club, Phi Kappa Alpha. England has been the fund manager of the FHU Clayton Investment Team and he has been an Interface leader for the last three years. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Barry England.
McCarrol, a psychology major, has been a member of two social clubs, Chi Beta Chi and Theta Nu, and worked as a lifeguard and in the intramural office. She participated in the International Studies Program in Belgium and took mission trips to Honduras and Wisconsin.
The Student Alumni Association, which conducted the election, hosted a banquet for the nominees and their families after the awards ceremony.