By Kim West
The Athens State University student body has selected five students for the 2013-14 Founders Court, said university officials on Tuesday.
Court members and Founders Queen nominees are Amanda Cates, Lacee Doucette, Kyleen Kirkland, Jessica “Haley” Lewter and Bailey Smith.
Last year’s court included Founders Queen Rebecca Dubach and court members M o r g a n G r i f f i n - M o r g a n , E r i c a S m i t h , S a v a n n a S m i t h a n d L a Q u e n a T o l l i v e r.
Cates, 22, of Bremen is a senior majoring in English literature with a 3.97 GPA. She is a Presidential Scholarship recipient and a member of the Dean’s List, ASU Ambassadors, Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta. She is the daughter of Ron and Kim Cates.
Doucette, 21, of Athens is a senior majoring in biology with a 3.3 GPA. She is a member of the Dean’s List and Health and Science Career Club and works as an environmental intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority. She is the daughter of Mike and Beth Doucette.
Kirkland, 24, of Madison is a junior majoring in English with a 3.7 GPA. She is a member of the Dean’s List and is a certified cosmetologist and makeup artist. She is the daughter of Kay Kirkland.
Lewter, 20, of Elkmont is a junior majoring in secondary English and language arts education with a 3.95 GPA. She serves as secretary for the ASU Teacher Ambassadors and associate director of the Ardmore Alabama-Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors program, and is a member of the President’s List. She is the daughter of Jim and Diane Lewter.
Smith, 21, of Athens is a senior majoring in human resource management with a 3.5 GPA. She is vice president of the Student Government Association, junior class president and a member of the campus and national chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management. She is the daughter of Rodney and Pam Smith.
The Founders Queen will be announced at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Founders Hall.