Arkansas Tech freshman Lindsey Ahrens is the new Miss Arkansas Tech University. Ahrens is majoring in pre-pharmacy at Arkansas Tech, and she is a Russellville native. Her parents are Anita and Dwane Ahrens.
Ahrens was selected from a field of 14 contestants to win the Miss Tech title. Ahrens said she is honored to win the title. She adds, "I really didn't expect this. I am still in shock, but I am really excited."
In addition to taking the Miss Tech title, Ahrens was also named the winner of the Nona Dirksmeyer Talent Award for her vocal rendition of "Mercy Said No."
Ahrens tied for the interview portion of the competition with Mikayla Adair of Havana.
Ahrens promoted taking a stand for abstinence as her critical issue, and she was sponsored by Advanced Collision Solutions.
Others placing in the competition included:
- 1st Runner-Up-- Mikayla Adair
- 2nd Runner-Up-- Taylor Henslee
- 3rd Runner-Up-- Savanna Knight
- 4th Runner-Up-- Courtney Buie
Those receiving special awards throughout the competition were:
With the crown, Ahrens receives 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 $16,000 in gifts and scholarships were awarded during the pageant.
Ahrens will represent Arkansas Tech at Miss Arkansas this summer in Hot Springs. Be sure to log back on to arkansastechnews.com next week to see photos and video from the pageant.