Connor Best was selected as Mr. ACU and Kimmy McNiece was selected as Miss ACU.
Five men and six women were announced as finalists for this year’s Mr. and Miss ACU award, an award given to students best exemplifying ACU as decided by their peers.
The nominees were announced last Monday, when voting for Mr. and Mrs. ACU began. Voting was opened until April 18.
This year, 810 votes were cast by students to elect one of these senior candidates to receive the annual honor.
Rebecca Dial, SA President-elect, said the candidates chosen are being recognized not exclusively for achievements, but their character.
“The candidates are qualified based on being peer-nominated as the students who best represent ACU and who are well-known across campus for their outstanding scholarship, character, service, and leadership,” Dial said.
Among those nominated was Amy Archer, a nursing major from Austin. Involved in various activities while at ACU, she said being elected as a finalist came unexpectedly.
“I laughed. But really, I am very honored to be nominated for Miss ACU,” Archer said. “It would be an honor no matter who nominated me, but the fact that my peers selected me to be honored in this way is pretty special.”
Mr. and Miss ACU will be honored at Commencement, May 12.
Honor Man: Connor Best
Honor Woman: Emily Privett
B. Sherrod Scholarship winners: Wade Casey, Erin Daugherty, Keri Gray, Carson Henley, Noemi Palomares
Dean Adams Achievement: Jessica Backfisch, Bethany Hunter, Camilia Robles, Anne Weaver
Trustees: Amy Archer, Jeff Craig, Stephanie Frakes, Peter Hargrave