Scholarship 2018 Information

 

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June 13, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday Night Preliminary Winners Announced at Miss Arkansas / Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Toni Bahn – Director of Media and Publicity
missarkansaspress@gmail.com

LITTLE ROCK - Miss White River Gracie Stover won the Preliminary Artistic Expression in Talent Award along with a $2,000 scholarship donated by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation.  She performed a tap dance to “Michael Jackson: the Greatest Showman."

 

There was a three-way tie for the Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Preliminary Award on Wednesday, the second night of the 81st Annual Miss Arkansas Pageant at Robinson Center in Little Rock.  The tie was between Apple Blossom Kelley Brown, Grand Prairie Charlee Carter and Arkansas State University Cori Keller.

 

Each of the swimsuit winners will receive a $1,500 scholarship donated by Brittany and Clay Combs.

 

Brown is a 22-year old student at the University of Central Arkansas.

Carter is 21-year old student at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Keller is 20-year old student at Arkansas State University.

Emcees for this year’s Miss Arkansas Pageant are KATV’s Chris Kane and Miss Arkansas 2009 Sarah Slocum Collins.  Katie Bailey Harris, Miss Arkansas 2007, is serving as our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant.   Miss Arkansas 1988, Patti Thorn Lusk, assisted with On Stage Question and co-emceed the Swimsuit Portion of the competition.  She captured the state title as Miss Diamond Lakes.  Her vocal performance helped her capture a Non-Finalist Talent Award at Miss America 1989.

 

Miss Arkansas 2018 Maggie Benton, of Jonesboro, and Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2017 Aubrey Reed, of Russellville, were on hand to present the awards.



The 37 Outstanding Teen Contestants are competing for nearly $33,000 in scholarships and the chance to represent Arkansas at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando this August.  



Tonight, Miss Arkansas Delta OT Amelia Collins won the Talent Preliminary Award.  She will receive a $100 scholarship given by the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Organization.  

 

For her talent Collins performed a Lyrical Jazz Dance to “I Want to Dance With Somebody.”

 

Miss Northeast Arkansas OT Camille Cathey won tonight’s Evening Gown and On-Stage Question Preliminary.  She will receive a $100 scholarship given by Rusty and Lori Hart.   Cathey is the daughter of Jake and Crystal Cathey and is from Wynne.



Miss Arkansas Alpha Awards were also given out tonight.  These are presented to first-time Miss Arkansas contestants that garnered the most points in their respective groups each night.  



Alpha Award winners announced Tuesday night were: 
Artistic Expression in Talent – receiving a $500 scholarship from Brent and Dave Rowe – White River Gracie Stover
Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit – receiving a $500 scholarship from Zenstudio – (tie) Apple Blossom Kelley Brown, Grand Prairie Charlee Carter and Arkansas State University Cori Keller



The Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant also recognizes alpha award winners each night. 

Tonight, the Alpha Fitness Award went to Northwest Arkansas OT Sydney Allensworth
The Alpha Evening Gown Award went to Heart of the Ozarks OT Kassidy Bell and North Central Arkansas OT Addie Jones (tie)
And the Alpha Talent Award went to x OT Amelia Collins
For winning an Alpha Award these young ladies will each receive a $100 scholarship given by the Miss Arkansas Executive Directors Association


Additional Miss Arkansas Scholarship Winners announced were:
(For additional information on these winners please visit
http://www.missarkansas.org/contestants.htm

 

The Alpha Interview Award for the Sigma Group – winning a scholarship in the amount of $500 and provided by Hollyann and Josh Neal: River Delta Ellie Stafford

 

The Combs ‘Caught Ya In the Act of Kindness’ Award – winning a scholarship in the amount of $500 and provided by Brittany and Clay Combs: Natural State Kelsey Stone

 

The Jessie Ward Bennett Leadership Award – winning a scholarship in the amount of $650 and provided by Bill Tarkington and Mike Spivey: Northwest Arkansas Darynne Dahlem

 

The Overall Arrival Award – winning a scholarship in the amount of $750 and provided by Aaron Perkins of Face Your Day Salon: Natural State Kelsey Stone

 

The Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation Spirit of the Pageant Award – winning a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation: Southern Arkansas University Reagan Grubbs

 

The Marty Walker Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and provided by Chris Walker and Family:  River Delta Ellie Stafford

 

Provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation, the Asher Ray CMN Miracle Maker Award presents a $1,000 scholarship to the first-place winner:  River Delta Ellie Stafford

And a $500 scholarship to second place: White River Gracie Stover

 

The Lynn & Daryl Hanig Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 and provided by Sharon and Johnny Bale goes to:  Gateway to the Ozarks Alyson Tyler

 

The Sharon Evans Bale “We Are More” Award in the amount of a $1,250 scholarship, and provided by Bill Tarkington and Mike Spivey, is based on community service and platform. The “We Are More” Award winner is:  White River Gracie Stover

 

The Sharon Evans Bale “We Are More” Outstanding Teen Award in the amount of $500, and provided by Bill Tarkington and Mike Spivey, is based on community service and platform. The Outstanding Teen “We Are More” Award winner is:  Spirit of Arkansas Outstanding Teen Anne Marie Coy

 

The Diversity Award in the amount of $1,000 and provided by Michelle Rudolph Parham: Arkansas Valley Mady Rottinghaus



This year’s Miss Arkansas Pageant celebrates the 81st Year of the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.  The show features 44 contestants from around the state who are competing for over $184,000 in scholarship funds.

Competition continues with the final night of preliminaries on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Crowning for the Outstanding Teens will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15.  The crowning for Miss Arkansas 2018 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

 

For ticket information please visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Robinson Center box office.

For those who can’t attend the 2018 Miss Arkansas pageant you can watch each night of preliminary competition on
www.missarkansas.org

 

The final night of Miss Arkansas competition will also be broadcast live statewide on KATV Channel 7, KAIT Channel 8 and KFSM Channel 5 on Saturday.  It will begin with a 30-minute special at 7:00p.m. leading up to the pageant at 7:30 p.m.



MISS ARKANSAS AND MISS ARKANSAS OUTSTANDING TEEN PHOTO CREDIT - DANNY BARGER PHOTOGRAPHY 



*PRELIMINARY WINNER MEDIA ACCESS* -Miss and Teen Preliminary winners are available for media interviews immediately following the pageant in the BLT Room on the 2nd Level of the Robinson Center.  Additional interviews may be scheduled by text (479-409-4389) or email (missarkansaspress@gmail.com)



*PRESS CREDENTIAL REQUEST* - Please request credentials for pageant coverage in writing, on company letterhead, to missarkansaspress@gmail.com.  The cut off for requests will be Friday, June 15th at Noon and requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Be sure to include which nights you would like to attend, the name of the person covering the pageant and whether they are a writer, photographer or videographer.  Seating is limited, and preference will be given to those outlets covering the pageant multiple nights.

 

**PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE 2018 MISS ARKANSAS** - The newly crowned Miss Arkansas 2018 will be available immediately following the crowning in her first official press conference.  This will take place Saturday night, June 16 in the BLT Room 2nd level of Robinson Center.  All media are invited and encouraged to attend. 

***If you need more information regarding this release, or wish to schedule an interview with Maggie or the newly crowned Miss Arkansas, please contact Toni Bahn at 
missarkansaspress@gmail.com for more details.***

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Toni Barger Bahn

Director of Media and Publicity

Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant

 

 

June 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday Night Preliminary Winners Announced at Miss Arkansas / Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen
Toni Bahn – Director of Media and Publicity
missarkansaspress@gmail.com


LITTLE ROCK - Miss Lights of the Delta Alexis Ungerank won the Preliminary Artistic Expression in Talent Award and Miss Historic Batesville Claudia Raffo won the Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Preliminary Award on Tuesday, the opening night of the 81st Annual Miss Arkansas Pageant at Robinson Center in Little Rock.

For winning Talent,  received a $2,000 scholarship donated by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation. xx received a $1,500 scholarship for winning Swimsuit donated by Brittany and Clay Combs.

For her talent, Ungerank performed a musical theater dance to

Raffo is a graduate of Arkansas State University and is from Jonesboro.

Emcees for this year’s Miss Arkansas Pageant are KATV’s Chris Kane and Miss Arkansas 2009 Sarah Slocum Collins.  Katie Bailey Harris, Miss Arkansas 2007, is serving as our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant.  Miss Arkansas 2006 Amber Bennett Bynum of Rogers assisted with On Stage Question and co-emceed the Swimsuit Portion of the competition.  Miss Arkansas 2018 Maggie Benton of Jonesboro and Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2017 Aubrey Reed of Russellville were on hand to present the awards.

The 37 Outstanding Teen Contestants are competing for nearly $33,000 in scholarship and the chance to represent Arkansas at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando this August. 

Tonight Miss Greater Jacksonville’s Outstanding Teen Tori Kisor and Miss White River’s Outstanding Teen Ciara Callicot tied for the Talent Preliminary.  She will receive a $100 scholarship given by the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Organization. 

Miss Metro’s Outstanding Teen Abigail Davis won tonight’s Evening Gown Preliminary.  She will receive a $100 scholarship given by Rusty and Lori Hart.   Davis is the daughter of Mark and Tammy Davis of Little Rock.  Her platform is “A Better Heart for A Better Life.”

Kisor performed a lyrical dance to “This Is Me” as her talent.

Callicott performed a jazz dance to “Le Jazz Hot” as her talent.



Miss Arkansas Alpha Awards were also given out tonight.  These are presented to first-time Miss Arkansas contestants that garnered the most points in their respective groups each night. 

Alpha Award winners announced at the conclusion of Tuesday night were: 
Miss Lights of the Delta Alexis Ungerank (Artistic Expression in Talent – receiving a $500 scholarship from Brent and Dave Rowe)
Miss Southern Arkansas University Raegan Grubbs (Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit – receiving a $500 scholarship from Zenstudio)

Grubbs is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University and will pursue her master’s at the University of Arkansas in the Fall.  She is from Delight.

The Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant also recognizes alpha award winners each night. 

Tonight, the Alpha Fitness Award went to Miss Heart of the Ozarks Outstanding Teen Kassidy Bell. 
The Alpha Evening Gown Award went to Miss Southeast Arkansas Keller Bigham. 
And the Alpha Talent Award went to Tori Kisor, Miss Greater Jacksonville’s Outstanding Teen. 
For winning an Alpha Award these young ladies will each receive a $100 scholarship given by the Miss Arkansas Executive Directors Association

Additional Miss Arkansas Scholarship Winners announced were:
(For additional information on these winners please visit
http://www.missarkansas.org/contestants.htm

The Alpha Arrival Award – scholarship given in the amount of $500 and provided by Kristin Chase: Miss Southwest Arkansas Julie Williams

 

The Alpha Interview Award for the Alpha Group – scholarship in the amount of $500 and provided by Cindy Thyer: Miss Southwest Arkansas Julie Williams

 

The Healthy Lifestyle Platform Award – scholarship in the amount of $500 and provided by Sharon Turrentine: Miss Greater Hot Springs Tiffany Lee

 

The Inspirational Male Scholarship is chosen by the reigning Miss Arkansas and is provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation. The Inspirational Male Scholarship goes to: Colin Keady

 

The two Loren McDaniel “Confidently You” Scholarships - in the amount of $500 each and provided

by Melissa and Kevin McDaniel are:

-Miss White River Gracie Stover

-Miss Apple Blossom Kelley Brown

 

The Social Media Promotions Scholarship in the amount of $1000 and provided by the Miss Arkansas Pageant:  Miss River Delta Ellie Stafford

 

The Michael Hargrove Nursing Scholarship in the amount of $500 and provided by Holly Hargrove:  Miss Apple Blossom Kelley  Brown

 

Awarded earlier today at the Rotary Club #99 Lunch, were the Service Above Self Scholarship. Each group’s winner will receive $1000 provided by Rotary Club #99.

From the Mu Group:  Miss Southwest Arkansas Cameron Willis

From the Alpha Group:  Miss White River Gracie Stover

From the Sigma Group:  Miss Historic Batesville Claudia Raffo

One of these three will receive an additional $3000 for the Overall Service Above Self Award.  This will be announced Saturday night on KATV.

Inducted into the Miss Arkansas Hall of Fame tonight were Simone Mullinex Sellstrom and Michelle Parham Rudolph.

The Miss Arkansas Local Pageant of the Year this year was the Miss University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Pageant.

The Miss Arkansas Pageant Volunteer of the Year is Patti Tackett.

The Miss Arkansas Local Executive Director of the Year is Carol Martin.  She is director for the Miss Ozark Highlands Pageant.

The Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant Volunteer of the Year is

The Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Local Executive Director of the Year are Danielle Fusco and Jessica Ray.  They are the co-directors of the Greater Little Rock and Metro pageants.

This year’s Miss Arkansas Pageant celebrates the 81st Year of the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.  The show features 44 contestants from around the state who are competing for over $184,000 in scholarship funds.

Competition continues with preliminaries on Wednesday and Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Final competition for the Outstanding Teens will be Friday, June 15th.  The crowning for Miss Arkansas 2018 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

For ticket information please visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Robinson Center box office.

For those who can’t attend the 2018 Miss Arkansas pageant you can watch each night of preliminary competition, as well as the crowning on
www.missarkansas.org.  The final night of Miss Arkansas competition will also be broadcast live statewide on KATV Channel 7, KAIT Channel 8 and KFSM Channel 5 on Saturday.  It will begin with a 30-minute special at 7:00p.m. leading up to the pageant at 7:30 p.m.

MISS ARKANSAS PHOTO CREDIT - DANNY BARGER PHOTOGRAPHY

MISS ARKANSAS OUTSTANDING TEEN PHOTO CREDIT - ASHLEY GEORGE

 

*PRESS CREDENTIAL REQUEST* - Please request credentials for pageant coverage in writing, on company letterhead, to missarkansaspress@gmail.com.  The cut off for requests will be Friday, June 15th at Noon and requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Be sure to include which nights you would like to attend, the name of the person covering the pageant and whether they are a writer, photographer or videographer.  Seating is limited and preference will be given to those outlets covering the pageant multiple nights.

**PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE 2018 MISS ARKANSAS** - The newly crowned Miss Arkansas 2018 will be available immediately following the crowning in her first official press conference.  This will take place Saturday night, June 16th  in the BLT Room in the Robinson Center.  All media are invited and encouraged to attend. 

***If you need more information regarding this release, or wish to schedule an interview with Maggie or the newly crowned Miss Arkansas, please contact Toni Bahn at missarkansaspress@gmail.com for more details.***

--

Toni Barger Bahn

Director of Media and Publicity

Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant