Live Blog: 2014 Miss Tech Pageant

A total of 22 students will compete this evening for the title of Miss Arkansas Tech University and the chance to compete in the Miss Arkansas pageant.

In addition to winning the crown, the 2013 Miss Tech will receive a two-semester tuition scholarship to Tech and several thousand dollars in prizes.
Visit for the latest on all phases of the competition.
10:25 p.m. – Congratulations to Logan Moore.   Read more about the pageant.
10: 06 p.m.  – Here are the finalists:
  • Miss Tech– Logan Moore
  • 1st Runner Up– Leah Cleaver
  • 2nd Runner Up– Shelby Holland
  • 3rd Runner Up– Haven Brock
  • 4th Runner Up– Tiffany Squires
10:03 p.m. -Here are some of the winners first round of winners:
  • CenturyLink Interview Award– Shelby Holland and Logan Moore
  • Nona Dirksmeyer Talent Award– Sarah Hughey
  • Swimsuit Winner– Logan Moore
  • Miss Congeniality– Tabitha Taylor
  • Lindsey Ahrens Vocal Winner– Sarah Hughey
  • Virginia Bachman Scholastic Achievement– Rebecca Hendrix
  • Sandi Hodges Dance Award– Lauren Murphy
10:02 p.m. – The contestants are returning.
9:36 p.m. – Q Street Jazz is performing. We’ll have results soon.
9:32 p.m. – Kristen Hayes is giving her farewell address.
9:30 p.m. – Dr. Collins is recognizing all of the visiting queens in the audience.
9:26 p.m. – Claire Hodgon is performing Rollin in the Deep.
9:26 p.m. – All phases of competition are now complete.
9:11 p.m. – We’re beginning the evening wear competition.
9:07 p.m. – Q Street Jazz is performing.  Evening gown is next.
8:56 p.m. – It’s now intermission.  We’ll be in 10 minutes.
8: 55 p.m. – The final contestant for talent is Isabel Thoma.  She’s dancing for her talent.
8:53 p.m. – Leah Cleaver is next and is singing “If I Can Dream.”
8:49 p.m. – Next is Tiffany Squires, and she is singing for her talent.
8:46 p.m. – Logan Moore is next and is playing a flute solo.
8:43 p.m. – Contestant 19 is Emily Rains, and she is performing a piano solo to “Your Song.”
8:41 pm. – Freedim Leatherman is tapping to “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.”
8:40 p.m. – Kristen Hayes is presenting Dr. Collins with a gift.
8:36 p.m. – Tabitha Taylor is singing “Hallelujah” for her talent.
8:33 p.m. – Kristina Sykes is contestant #16.  She is performing a vocal selection from Wicked.
8:30 p.m. – Bethany Skaggs is speeding painting for her talent.
8:27 p.m. – Alex Mount is dancing to “All that Jazz” for her talent.
8: 24 p.m. – Kaylee Hefley is next.  Her talent is a flute version of “Phantom of the Opera.”
8: 21 p.m. – Lauren Murphy is performing a twirling routine to “Smooth Criminal.”
8:19 p.m. – Shelby Holland is singing and playing the piano for her talent. She’s performing “Say Something.”
8:17 p.m. – Kristen Hayes is sharing about her experiences at Miss Arkansas.
8:15 p.m. – Kathryn Gracie is offering a jazz dance to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That.”
8:13 p.m. – Haven Brock is next and is singing “I See the Light.”
8: 10 p.m. – Katelyn Friday is singing “It’s All Coming Back to me Now.”
8:08 p.m. – Rebecca Hendrix is performing a dance routine in honor of her platform.
8:06 p.m. – Kayla Vasquez is next.  She’s performing a jazz dance to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”
8:04 p.m. – Markea Hunter is reciting a poem for her talent.
8:01 p.m. – Contestant number four Becca Corley is up now.  Her talent is “Besame Mucho.”
7:59 p.m. – Sarah Hughey is next and is singing “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones.
7:58 p.m. – Brianna Epperson is performing a rendition of “Love Me Tender.”
7:57 p.m. – Talent is beginning, and this is 35% of a contestant’s score.
7:55 p.m. – Jerry the Bulldog is making an appearance at Miss Tech. The students are loving him!
7:50 p.m. – Up next is Miss Arkansas Amy Crain.  She’s has been throughout the area this week. She is speaking about her platform of bullying.
7:38 p.m. – Swimsuit competition is starting now.
7:35 p.m. – Miss Tech 2012 and Miss Petit Jean Valley Claire Hodgson is performing now.
7:28 p.m. – Dr. Collins is introducing all of the judges. These judges have a tough task tonight.
7:23 p.m. – Logan Moore is contestant number 20.  She’s now answering her question.
7:17 p.m. – Shelby Holland is onstage now.  She is answering a question about her platform.
7:12 p.m. – Brianna Epperson is answering her onstage question.  She’s the first contestant.
7:10 p.m. – A standing ovation for Miss Arkansas Amy Crain.
7:04 p.m. – The contestant introductions are underway. There are 22 contestants competing tonight.
7:00 p.m. – The jazz group is opening the show as we speak.
6:55 p.m. – It’s standing-room only at Miss Tech.  The jazz group is warming up, so it won’t be long now.
6:32 p.m. – The auditorium is nearly full, and we are about 30 away from beginning.
6:01 p.m. – The auditorium is filling up, and we’re still an hour away from the start.  Here’s a list of students competing.
1:20 p.m. – The pageant gets underway in just under six hours.  So far– students in the pageant are busy competing in private interview.