Eligible Students Invited to Compete in Miss Tech 2022

Miss Tech 2020 Top Five
Photographed (from left-to-right): RitaClaire Jones of Rogers (fourth runner-up), Emily Lisenbey of Plainview (second runner-up), Olivia Battles of Ozark (Miss Tech 2020), Sophe Sligh of Hot Springs (first runner-up) and Rebecca Ward of Clarksville (third runner-up) finished in the top five during the 2020 Miss Arkansas Tech University competition.

Arkansas Tech University students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to register for the 66th Miss Arkansas Tech University competition, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Witherspoon Auditorium.

The deadline to apply as a candidate for Miss Tech 2022 is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.

For more information, call (479) 970-1066 or send e-mail to jcollins@atu.edu to reach Dr. Jim Collins, executive director and master of ceremonies for Miss Arkansas Tech University.

“I am grateful to Miss Tech 1996 Lori Walker and Chambers Bank for removing a potential barrier for prospective candidates for Miss Tech 2022,” said Collins. “Chambers Bank is providing a grant that will cover each candidate’s $105 Spotfund fee that is required by the national Miss America organization. Miss Tech has always been free to enter for those who meet the eligibility requirements, and thanks to Lori and our partners at Chambers Bank that will continue to be true in 2022.”

The Miss Arkansas Tech University competition is an official preliminary to the Miss America competition, and the winner will be a candidate in the 2022 Miss Arkansas competition.

Candidates for Miss Arkansas Tech University must be full-time female Tech students and U.S. citizens between the ages of 17 and 25.

The new Miss Tech will receive a two-semester tuition scholarship at Arkansas Tech. In all, more than $25,000 in gifts and scholarships were awarded during the 2020 Miss Tech competition. The event was canceled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Olivia Battles of Ozark was crowned Miss Tech 2020. Battles and Miss Arkansas 2021 Whitney Williams are scheduled to provide special entertainment at the 2022 Miss Arkansas Tech University competition.

The event is sponsored by Delta Zeta sorority.