Several young women with ties to the Three Rivers Edition coverage area will compete in the 77th annual Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant on Monday through Saturday at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. Contestants will arrive today.
Preliminary competitions will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the final competition and crowning set for 7 p.m. Saturday.
Preliminary awards will be made Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in artistic expression (talent), lifestyle and fitness (swimsuit), and presence and poise (evening gown).
Area contestants include the following:
• Miss Batesville — Rachel Roebuck of Cave City, the 21-year-old daughter of Rusty and Gwen Roebuck, will present a vocal selection for her talent, and her platform is The Bethany Project.
A senior radiologic technology major at Arkansas State University, she will compete in interview on Tuesday, fitness and lifestyle on Wednesday, presence and poise on Thursday and artistic expression on Friday.
• Miss Greater Jacksonville — Erica Brewer of North Little Rock, the 18-year-old daughter of John and Tara Brewer, will perform a tap dance for her talent, and her platform is ADAM — Advancing Diabetic Awareness and Management.
A freshman biology major at the University of Arkansas, she will compete in talent on Tuesday, fitness and lifestyle on Wednesday, presence and poise on Thursday and artistic expression on Friday.
• Miss Metro — Bailey Moses of Cabot, the 19-year-old daughter of Jeff and Marsha Moses, will present a jazz dance for her talent, and her platform is Suitcases for Kids: Advocacy for Foster Children.
A freshman business communication major at Arkansas State University-Beebe, she will compete in interview on Tuesday, presence and poise on Wednesday, artistic expression on Thursday and lifestyle and fitness on Friday.
• Miss White River — Klancy Johnson of Texarkana, the 23-year-old daughter of Stephen and Karen Johnson, will present a vocal selection for her talent, and her platform is Think Pink: Breast Cancer … You’re Never too Young.
A junior nursing major at Texarkana College, she will compete in interview on Tuesday, lifestyle and fitness on Wednesday, presence and poise on Thursday and artistic expression on Friday.
Tickets to the Miss Arkansas Pageant are on sale through Ticket Master at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Summit Arena box office in Hot Springs. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends.
For more information, call (501) 321-2835 or (800) SPA-CITY.