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ashley1.jpgWILMORE, KY—After 434 auditions, Asbury College selected Ashley Henderson of Tollesboro, Ky., as “the One” during the College’s AC LIVE auditions.

Singing “My Redeemer Lives,” Henderson won a $1,000 scholarship to Asbury College, a $50 gift card and two backstage passes for Saturday night’s concerts. Due to inclement weather, Henderson’s Friday night performance on main stage with the Ascenxion Band was canceled. Beatboxer John Neill and his sidekick also received backstage passes for their Saturday audition.

All performers received a free t-shirt for sharing their talents. Even the Chick-fil-a cow (manned by an Asbury College math major) managed to strut a few dance moves.

All auditions will be available at by June 17.

The admissions office conducted campus tours for 304 people on Thursday and Friday. Ten of those guests won a Nintendo Wii for visiting the campus. Admissions also gathered more than 1,200 information cards from prospective students. Collectively, the admissions, public relations, student development and various volunteers from campus gave out 2,600 Asbury College t-shirts to festival-goers.


Media communications students manned the cameras and sound equipment during Ichthus. Highbridge Film Festival winners from Asbury College had their films screened on the Jumbotrons between the concerts. On Saturday, English Professor Devin Brown led a seminar on C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia to a packed audience and signed copies of his books, “Inside Narnia” and “Inside Prince Caspian.”

sunset.jpg“What a great weekend we had at Ichthus,” said Lisa Harper, director of communications at the College. “Thank you to all of those who visited with us on our campus and at our tent. We especially want to express our appreciation to the Ichthus staff and all of our faculty, staff, students and volunteers who made this weekend a success. We couldn’t have done it without you. And congratulations to Ashley for a wonderful audition — we hope to see you in the fall!”

Photos by Austin Brooks, a senior from Bardstown, Ky. For more photos, please visit our photo gallery.