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Arkansas Tech Students Vie for Miss Arkansas Crown

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Three Arkansas Tech students are in the Spa City this week to compete for the title of Miss Arkansas.

Lindsey Ahrens, Brandi Cromer and Savanna Knight are among 46 contestants that took part in the Miss Arkansas arrival ceremony yesterday at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The contestants will begin attending rehearsals and making appearances today, and the competition will begin with private interviews tomorrow.

The on-stage preliminary competition begins on Wednesday and runs through Friday. The finals are Saturday, July 16.

Each of the three competition groups will be equally represented by delegates from Arkansas Tech University.

Brandi Cromer, Miss Tech, will represent Arkansas Tech in Group A. She will present a vocal performance for the talent competition on Wednesday, compete in swimsuit on Thursday and evening gown on Friday.

Savanna Knight, Miss Western Arkansas, will compete in Group B. She will be competing in evening gown on Wednesday, present a tap dance for talent on Thursday and compete in swimsuit on Friday.

Lindsey Ahrens, Miss Ozark Highlands, chose per placement in Group C. She will start the week with swimsuit on Wednesday, evening gown on Thursday and will be honoring our veterans by singing “God Bless America” on Friday.

The top 15 will be announced on Saturday night and the top 10 will compete in swimsuit, talent and evening gown. The evening will culminate with the crowning of a new Miss Arkansas.

For people interested in attending the pageant, tickets will be available for purchase at the Summit Arena box office. Tickets for the nightly preliminary competitions are $25 each and tickets to the finals and crowning on Saturday are $35.

Miss Arkansas is an official preliminary to the Miss America pageant. The current Miss Arkansas is Alyse Eady from Fort Smith, who placed first runner up at the Miss America Pageant in January.

Keep logging on to for more information about the women from Arkansas Tech who will compete in the Miss Arkansas Pageant.