• Miss UWA 2018 to be crowned Thursday night

    Posted: November 06, 2017

    Author: Public Relations

     Miss UWA 2018 Contestant Anderson Miss UWA 2018 Contestant Collier Miss UWA 2018 Contestant Honeycutt
    Bailey Anderson
    Hurley, Mississippi
    Talent: Vocal

    “Think Before You Speak”

    raising awareness for bullying, encouraging positive peer to peer relationships, and preventing future development of bullying scenarios
    Tressie Collier
    Ethelsville, Alabama
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Talent: Dance

    “Operation Christmas Child”

    using gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world
    DeAnn Honeycutt
    Gallion, Alabama
    Major: Athletic Training
    Talent: Lyrical Dance

    “Samaritan’s Purse & Operation Christmas Child”

     treating every hero with care and honor 

    Miss UWA 2018 Contestant King Miss UWA 2018 Contestant Marchant   Miss UWA 2018 Contestant Sanders
    Khadijah King
    Westbury, NY
    Graduate Student
    Student Affairs in Higher Ed
    Talent: Jazz Vocal

    “Damsel in Success”

    giving girls and women of all ages the tools to market their talents, skills, passions to create opportunities and succeed in any environment
    Baleigh Marchant
    Woodstock, Alabama
    Exercise Science
    Talent: Theatrical performance

    “Positive Preparedness for Preteen Girls”

    endeavor to have opportunities to present healthy lifestyle planning for preteen girls

    Kennedi Sanders
    Columbus, MS
    Major: Psychology
    Talent: Jazz Dance

    “Girls Can”

    Encouraging women to empower women  

    The 35th Annual Miss University of West Alabama will be crowned Thursday, November 9. The scholarship pageant will begins at 7 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium.

    The six ladies vying for the title of Miss University of West Alabama 2018 must compete in five categories: private interview, onstage question, lifestyle and fitness, talent, and evening wear.

    The interview portion of the competition will be held earlier in the day, when the contestants have an individual nine-and-a-half-minute question and answer period with a panel of five judges. The night’s competition will include the onstage question, lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, talent, and eveningwear portions.

    The Miss America Organization is the nation's leading advocate for women's education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. It is also dedicated to empowering young women to further their personal, professional and educational goals and instill a spirit of community service through a variety of unique, local and nationwide, community-based programs, including the annual Miss America Serves event sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

    Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization is the world’s largest scholarship assistance provider for young women.

    This year’s mistress of ceremonies is Miss Alabama 2017 Miss Jessica Procter, who recently returned from the Miss America pageant where she was award the Quality of Life Award as well as making the top seven finalists. Miss UWA 2017 Summer Abston of Butler, Alabama will crown the 2018 titleholder alongside President Tucker and LUie.

    Admission is free for UWA students, faculty and staff. General admission is $3 at the door for all others. Proceeds will be donated in full to the Autism Society of Alabama. Autism Awareness is the personal platform of Miss UWA 2017, Summer Abston. All funds will be used to purchase sensory items for the children involved at the Autism Society located in Birmingham, Ala.

    For more information on the Miss UWA program or event, contact Danielle Miller at dmiller@uwa.edu. 

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