Phoebe Barron of Ardmore (second from left), a finalist for the Nigh Award at East Central University in Ada, stands next to former Gov. George Nigh at the luncheon Tuesday [APRIL 19] honoring the finalists. Roselynn Simpson (center) of Wetumka was named the winner of the $750 award as ECU’s top graduating senior. They are shown with finalist Angela Marshall of McAlester and ECU President John Hargrave. Each finalist was allowed to ask Nigh a question about before the award was announced. Barron plans to attend Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary next fall and pursue a master of arts degree in counseling.