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Kristen Hayes Wins Miss Tech Crown

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  • 1st Runner Up– Chelsea Wilson
  • 2nd Runner Up– Emily Patton
  • 3rd Runner Up– Katelyn Friday
  • 4th Runner Up– Shelby Holland
  • Those receiving special awards throughout the competition included
    • CenturyLink Interview Award– Chelsea Wilson
    • Nona Dirksmeyer Talent Award– Kristen Hayes
    • Swimsuit Winner– Kristen Hayes
    • Miss Congeniality– Jessica Pate
    • Lindsey Ahrens Vocal Winner– Emily Patton
    • Virginia Bachman Scholastic Achievement– Paige Montgomery and Trinity Phillips
    • Sandi Hodges Dance Award– Kristen Hayes
    With the crown,  Hayes will receive  a two-semester tuition scholarship to Arkansas Tech, and she also receives more than $3,000 in gift certificates from area businesses.  In all, more than $19,000 in gifts and scholarships were awarded to those taking part in the pageant. Hayes will represent Arkansas Tech at Miss Arkansas this summer July in Hot Springs.  Be sure to log back on to arkansastechnews.com next week to see photos and video from the pageant.]]>