Mount Olive College Names Homecoming King And Queen

MOUNT OLIVE- Sebastian Jackson of Mount Olive and Shaunisha Freeman of Selma were named as the 2011 University of Mount Olive Homecoming King and Queen during the 46th annual Pickle Classic Tournament on Saturday evening.

Sixteen students were nominated by their peers to participate in this year’s Homecoming Court. The winners were selected by the student body.

Freeman, daughter of Merry Tooele and Gary Blount, is a senior Recreational Therapy major from Belhaven, NC.  Freeman is the vice-president of the Campus Activities Board, is a Freshmen Mentor, and a member of the Rotary Club.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, being involved in the community, zumba, and working out with her older brother.

Jackson, a junior recreational therapy major, is a member of Henderson Science Club, Psychology Club, and part of the freshmen mentoring program. He also serves as a Resident Advisor for the Grantham residence hall, and as an active participant of the Campus Activities Board.   He enjoys lifting, running, throwing, biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and many more outdoor activities.  Jackson is the son of Craig and Jan Jackson of Mount Olive. He has one brother, Regan, and one sister, Maygan.

The Homecoming King and Queen will represent University of Mount Olive at the NC Pickle Festival and the Mount Olive Christmas Parade, among other functions.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington, and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit


Pictured: Mary Kerstetter, Shaunisha Freeman, Sebastian Jackson, Trojan Mascot, and Philip P. Kerstetter