MARCH 19, 2013
Two Freed-Hardeman University students were named Mr. and Miss Freed-Hardeman University during a special chapel presentation Tuesday, March 19, in Loyd Auditorium. Chris Wright, Brentwood, and Jessica Steele, Henderson, were named ideal representatives of the student body.
Wright is the son of Gene and Leigh Anne Wright. A biochemistry and missions major, he plans to attend medical school after graduating from FHU. While in school, Wright has been a part of social club Chi Beta Chi, Preacher’s Club and Honors College. He also spent a semester studying abroad in Europe.
Steele is the daughter of Algene and Donna Steele. An elementary education major, she plans to teach second or third grade after graduation. Steele has been a member of social club Chi Beta Chi, participated in Student Government Association and Student Tennessee Education Association and directed the annual FHU Christmas show. Her semester studying abroad in Europe is one of her favorite memories from FHU.
Other nominees for Mr. FHU were Alex Courington, a Bible and child and family studies major from Adamsville, Ala.; Andrew Ashley, a Bible and exercise science major from Durant, Okla.; and Lee Hagewood, a Bible and history major from Nashville, Tenn.
Other finalists for Miss FHU were Anna Catherine Steele, an interior design major from Henderson; Haley England, an elementary education major from Columbia, Tenn.; and Lacie Shannon, a finance and missions major from Mount Juliet, Tenn.
Choosing a Mr. and Miss FHU has been a tradition since 1942. The FHU faculty selects the winners from among senior students based on character, influence, involvement, leadership and academic ability. The FHU Student-Alumni Association conducts the election and plans the presentation.