University of Mount Olive Students Named to 2010 Pickle Classic Court

MOUNT OLIVE, NC – Twenty-four students have been named to the 2010 Pickle Classic Court at University of Mount Olive. Candidates are nominated by the student body. All junior and senior candidates are interviewed by the Mount Olive Jaycees, who select the Pickle Classic Queen and King. The crowning will take place between the basketball games held at Kornegay Arena on Saturday, November 20.

The senior class representatives include Destinie Lindsay of Indiana, PA; Kelly Minshew of Stantonsburg, NC; Kailey Preece of Ontario, Canada; Brian Parnell of Lucama, NC; Anthony Smooth Peterson of Clinton, NC; and Felix Reimundo, Jr., of Miami, FL. Representing the juniors will be Amber Jackson of Plymouth, NC; Cristy Liles of Raleigh, NC; Audrey Owens of Wilson, NC; Mario Aguilar, Jr. of Mount Olive, NC; Kevin Cobb of Kinston, NC, and Tyler Jameson of Charlotte, NC. The sophomore class representatives include Alaina Airheart of Mt. Pleasant, NC; Kimberly Ramirez of Leland, NC; Amanda Ropp of Newton Grove, NC; Joshua Barfield of Newton Grove, NC and Mohamed Ibrahim of Annandale, VA. Representing the freshmen will be Kim Balance of Elizabeth City, NC; Lauren Pace of Wilson, NC; Robin Rouse of Jacksonville, NC; Cameron Braswell of Princeton, NC; Matt Lee of  Goldsboro, NC, and Joshua Parker of Pinetops, NC.

The 44th Annual Pickle Classic takes place November 19-20 at Kornegay Arena. Tickets for the Pickle Classic are $15.00 for both nights and can be purchased at Kornegay Arena until Wednesday, November 17. Children 4 and under are admitted free. To purchase advance tickets or for additional information, contact Tina Parks at 919-658-2502 ext. 1241 or email

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