Competition Begins Tonight

Three Arkansas Tech students will be among the 46 women taking the stage tonight when the preliminary competition begins at the 2011 Miss Arkansas Pageant.

The preliminary competition takes place three evenings, and each contestant participates in one phase of competition each evening.

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 competition is taking place each evening at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.  For those unable to attend, the competition will be streamed online and may be accessed by clicking here.

During the 2011 Miss Arkansas Pageant, more than $74,000 in awards and scholarships will be awarded to the contestants.