Huntingdon News

April 08, 2009
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Powers “Caped” as Mr. Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala.—The annual Mr. Huntingdon Pageant at Huntingdon College pits up to ten selected finalists who are sophomore- or junior-level Huntingdon men in competition, judged for their casual wear, formal wear, interview, short answer, and talent. This year’s competition, held last week at the College, brought eight finalists together for a superhero-themed pageant, which concluded with the winner, Jon Powers of Lillian, Alabama, being crowned and donned with a superhero cape.

This was the second year Powers, a top-ten finalist last year, competed for the coveted title. A junior accounting major, Powers is a frequent performer in campus coffee houses and has performed in campus ministry programs and in last year’s musical production of “Footloose,” as well. He is the president of the College’s Interfraternity Council and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He also serves as treasurer for the Greek honorary Order of Omega and as a member of the Accounting Club. For his academic achievement, he has been named to the Dean’s List of High Honors.

Heath Miller, a junior biology major from Guntersville, Alabama, was named first runner-up. Miller is a member of the Huntingdon Hawks men’s basketball team and participates in intramural flag football and softball. He has been named to the Dean’s List of Honors and to Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society. Miller is a Teague Scholar at Huntingdon, one of the highest awards offered in the sciences and mathematics. For men’s basketball, Miller has been named to the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) All-Academic Team and was named GSAC Freshman of the Year.

Juddson Seebrat, a Montgomery, Alabama, native, took second runner up. Seebrat is a junior business administration major. He serves as the director of Freshman Forum and as a Student Government Association senator, a member of the Huntingdon College Concert Choir, and a Chemistry Wizard. Seebrat is a member of Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society and has been named to the Dean’s List of High Honors.

Hall Copeland, voted Mr. Congeniality by his peers, is a junior history major from Montgomery, Alabama. He is a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and serves on the Campus Activities Board. He participates in weekly Emerge worship services and is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the 2008 GSAC Champion Huntingdon Hawks cross country team, and intramural dodgeball, basketball, and softball teams. Copeland has been named to the Dean’s List of Honors and has had his work published in the 2008 “Prelude” literary magazine.

Four other Huntingdon men were top eight finalists and pageant participants. Matt Adams of Robertsdale, Alabama, a junior English major, writes for the student newspaper, “The Gargoyle,” the College yearbook, “Bells and Pomegranates,” and the literary magazine, “Prelude.” He has been named to the Dean’s List of Honors.

Jacques Lamour of Cap-haitien, Haiti, is a junior biochemistry major. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, for which he serves as the chairman for academic affairs. He serves as a resident advisor, is a member of the Black Student Union and the International Student Association, and has been included in the Dean’s List of Honors.

Rick Riley of Sylacauga, Alabama, is a junior history and political science double major. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the College Conservative Club, College Republicans, the Huntingdon Hawks football team, the Student Government Association, and serves as the Junior Class vice president.

Matt Tabor of Fairhope, Alabama, is a junior mathematics major. He is a member of the Huntingdon Hawks soccer team and participates in intramural volleyball, dodgeball, and basketball. He was named Most Valuable Player for the 2007–08 soccer season.

Mr. Huntingdon 2008 Adam Cotant, a native of Dothan, Alabama, and senior biology major, was honored during the pageant.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service,” is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall. Celebrating its centennial year in Montgomery this year, the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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