2016 CONTESTANTS

Alpha Group

WEDNESDAY
Private Interview
THURSDAY
Artistic Expression in Talent
FRIDAY
Physical Fitness in Active Wear
and Presence & Poise in Evening Wear

Beta Group

WEDNESDAY
Private Interview
THURSDAY
Physical Fitness in Active Wear
and Presence & Poise in Evening Wear

FRIDAY
Artistic Expression in Talent


 
     
     


Miss Arkansas Delta Outstanding Teen
Maraye Tudor (B22)
Age: 17
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: G.L.O.V.E. Get Launched on Volunteer Experiences
Hometown: Stuttgart

Parent: Terri Tudor
 

Miss Arkansas River Outstanding Teen
Kristen Sharp (A3)
Age: 16
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform:
Compassion Campaign: Comforting Children in Foster Care
Hometown: Van Buren
Parents: Warren & Tawana Sharp
     
     


Miss Arkansas Valley Outstanding Teen
Madison Oswalt (A13)
Age: 17
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Volunteer with a Purpose
Hometown: Harrison
Parents: Ryan & Laurie Oswalt
 

Miss Batesville
Outstanding Teen
Courtney Clay (A8)

Age: 16
Talent: Modern Ballet
Platform: Step Up - Get Involved
Hometown: Batesville
Parents:
Toby Clay & Kim Davis
     
     


Miss Central Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Sarah Cate Lay (A14)

Age: 13
Talent: Piano
Platform: Epilepsy Awareness & Seizure First Aid

Hometown: North Little Rock
Parents: Mark & Cathy Lay
 

Miss Conway Outstanding Teen
Alyssa McKnight (B29)

Age: 17
Talent: Musical Theatre
Platform: "Paws for a Purpose"

Hometown: Clinton
Parents: Rita & Tim Barnes
     
     


Miss Diamond Lakes
Outstanding Teen
Lauren Woolsey (B25)

Age: 17
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Take a Stand, Don't Tan!
Hometown: Ozark
Parents: Robert & Elizabeth Woolsey
 

Miss Dogwood
Outstanding Teen
Emily Edwards (B24)

Age: 17
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Platform: One Child at a Time: Embracing Special Needs
Hometown: Rogers
Parents: Cathy Edwards & Curtis Edwards
     
     


Miss Grand Prairie Outstanding Teen
Ennsleigh Levengood (B33)

Age: 14
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Bridging the Generation Gap
Hometown: Star City
Parents: Alicia Levengood & Brian Levengood
 

Miss Greater Hot Springs Outstanding Teen
Mady Rottinghaus (B26)

Age: 16
Talent: Piano
Platform: Helping Others Practice English
Hometown: Hot Springs
Parents: Michael & Amber Rottinghaus
     
     


Miss Greater Jacksonville Outstanding Teen
Katelynn Tyner (B31)

Age: 16
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Offering Hope for a Better Tomorrow
Hometown: Cabot
Parent: Angie Tyner
 

Miss Greater Jonesboro Outstanding Teen
Madeline Adams (A9)

Age: 15
Talent: Piano
Platform: Leaders Are Readers
Hometown: Jonesboro
Parents:
Jon & Kim Adams
     
     


Miss Greater Little Rock Outstanding Teen
Emily Brewer (B32)

Age: 17
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: Hope for Tomorrow: Winning Against Diabetes
Hometown: North Little Rock
Parents: John & Tara Brewer


Miss Heart of the Ozarks Outstanding Teen
Eden Webb (B21)

Age: 15
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform:
Open Hearts, Open Homes: Helping Children in Foster Care
Hometown: Mountain Home
Parents: Eric & April Webb
     
     


Miss Lake Dardanelle Outstanding Teen
Hope Rankin (A12)

Age: 17
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: Hope for the Hungry: Feeding the Future
Hometown: Morrilton
Parents: John & Darla Rankin
 

Miss Lights of the Delta Outstanding Teen
Marybeth Byrd (A10)

Age: 15
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Stranger Safety: Be Smart, Cool and Safe
Hometown: Blytheville
Parents: Laurie & Kevin Byrd
     
     


Miss Magnolia Outstanding Teen
Abby Pieratt (A6)

Age: 17
Talent:Tap
Platform: Adopt - Don't Shop
Hometown: Magnolia
Parents: Joe & Angie Pieratt
 

Miss Metro Outstanding Teen
Taryn Bewley (B20)

Age: 17
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform:
Reading Matters
Hometown: Conway
Parents: Terry & Allyson Bewley
     
     


Miss Natural State Outstanding Teen
Isabella Baughn (B27)
Age: 15
Talent: Vocal
Platform: SAFE: Be Prepared & Ready
Hometown: Jonesboro
Parents: Richard & Tamara Baughn
 

Miss North Central Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Shelby Cook (B19)
Age: 13
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Platform: Summer Food Roks - Feeding Those in Need
Hometown: Huntsville
Parents: Brooke & John Cook
     
     

Olivia Wilks
Miss Northeast Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Olivia Jane Wilks (A1)
Age: 17
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform:We Are One: Raising Awareness for Disabled
Hometown: Stuttgart
Parents: Natalie and Gary Wilks
 

Miss Northwest Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Chloe Hicks (A7)
Age: 13
Talent: Musical Theatre Vocal
Platform: Kindness is Contagious
Hometown: Rogers
Parents: Chad Hicks & Greg and Kristy Sapp
     
     


Miss Ouachita River Outstanding Teen
Aubrey Reed (B23)
Age: 16
Talent: Contemporary - Dance
Platform: STAR: Empowering America's Youth
Hometown: Russellville
Parents: Michael & Paula Swindle
 

Miss Ozark Mountain Outstanding Teen
Lorrin Hooten (B18)
Age: 16
Talent: Ballet En Pointe
Platform: Survive: Positive Body Image
Hometown: Harrison
Parents: Rusty & Tracy Hooten
     
     

Brooke Bradford
Miss Petit Jean Valley Outstanding Teen
Brooke Bradford (B30)
Age: 14
Talent: Irish Hard Shoe
Platform: Tornado Ready
Hometown: Shirley
Parents: Wayne & Lacy Bradford
 

Miss River Delta Outstanding Teen
Camille Cathey (B28)
Age: 14
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Proudly Volunteer
Hometown: Wynne
Parents: Crystal & Jake Cathey
     
     


Miss South Central Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Jessica Miller (A5)
Age: 17
Talent: Tap
Platform: S.A.V.E.: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Hometown: Bryant
Parents: Scott & Dodi Miller
 

Miss Southwest Arkansas Outstanding Teen
MaKenna Greer (B17)
Age: 16
Talent: Vocal
Platform: American Cancer Society:
Hometown: El Dorado
Guardian: Marcia Fielder
     
     


Miss Spirit of Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Payton Wortsmith (A15)
Age: 15
Talent: Lyrical
Platform:
Volunteerism, Help Yourself: Volunteer
Hometown: Little Rock
Parents: Karyn & Keith Wortsmith
 

Miss Sweetheart of Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Presli Pendergrass (A4)
Age: 17
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Platform: Pearls for Patients
Hometown: Bryant
Parents: Traci & Michael Pendergrass
     
     


Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers Outstanding Teen
Madelyn Bowman (A11)
Age: 16
Talent: Ballet / Acrobatics
Platform: Alzheimers Awareness
Hometown: Texarkana
Parents: Dean & Jennifer Bowman
 
Jayson Toney
Miss Western Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Jayson Toney (A2)
Age: 14
Talent:Jazz - Acro Dance
Platform: Make A Wish
Hometown: Fort Smith
Parents: Quade Basham, Charley Toney
     
     


Miss White River Outstanding Teen
Katie Gardner (A16)
Age: 17
Talent: Tap
Platform: The Future STEMS From You
Hometown: Fayetteville
Parents: Tom & Jana Gardner