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Poetry provides Wilson with 2016 Mr. Olivet crown

When there is cash money on the line, there is a line of willing Olivet College students to get in on the prizes.

That was the scene once again at the annual Mr. Olivet Contest, held March 18 in Mott Auditorium. Five males competed for the prizes, with a variety of talent, fashion and creative conversation.

Early each March, Student Life puts out the call for contestants and judges for Mr. and Ms. Olivet events. Judges may be students or staff. Contestants are current students.

This year’s winner was Rama’l Wilson, a freshman, who took home $300 for his poetry rendition. Second place was Charlotte commuter junior Bruce Baker, earning $150, and junior Thomas Gary-Homes winning $50 for third, singing for his prize. Also participating were freshmen Nicholas Bellar and Jacob Jordan.

The judges were seniors Rayshad Anderson and Allison Martin, junior Courtney Neering, and freshmen Ca’Tina Lewis and Olivia Ricketts.

Hosting the event, which also includes prizes and games for the audience, were sophomore Cierra Kent and junior Bill Morris. Providing music for the evening was DJ Chris Jones, junior.

Ms. Olivet will be held on Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m. in Mott Auditorium.

Junior Thomas Gary-Homes sings “Love” by Musiq Soulchild during the Mr. Olivet competition./Courtesy photo

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