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FHU Crowns Homecoming Queen, King

Henderson, Tenn. - Nov 24, 2015

Bailey Burnette, a senior nursing major from Buford, Georgia, and Austen Oakley, a senior Bible major from Florence, Alabama, were crowned homecoming queen and king, Saturday, November 14, at Freed-Hardeman University. The coronation took place in Brewer Sports Center during halftime of the Lady Lions’ basketball game.

The students were nominated to serve on the court by their peers. The Student Alumni Association presented the court to the student body, Tuesday, November 10, during the university’s daily chapel service.

Both students call their parents the most influential people in their lives. Burnette, the daughter of John and Jenny Burnette, said, “My parents taught me to put God first in all that I do, and trust Him because He has a better plan for me than I could ever have for myself.”

Oakley, the son of Terry and Marsha Oakley, added that his parents never told him how to live, but instead showed him through their actions every day.

The university hosted homecoming activities throughout the week, with alumni events held November 13 - 14.

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