10:08 p.m.-- Read More about Miss Tech Brandi Cromer.
9:35 p.m.-- Miss Tech 2011-- Brandi Cromer
9:35 p.m.-- 1st Runner Up-- Savanna Knight
9:34 p.m.-- 2nd Runner Up-- Naiz Bolin
9:32 p.m.-- 3rd Runner Up-- Lisa Harst
9:32 p.m.-- 4th Runner Up-- Mikayla Adair
9:32 p.m. Interview-- Brandi Cromer
9:32 p.m.-- Talent Award-- (tie) Tina Phouthavong, Lisa Harst, Courtney Mitchell
9:31 p.m.-- Leadership Award-- Savanna Knight
9:31 p.m.-- Community Service Award-- Savanna Knight
9:30 p.m.-- Top Vocal Award-- (tie) Tina Phouthavong, Lisa Harst, Courtney Mitchell
9:30 p.m.-- Top Dance Award-- Kim Gillette
9:28 p.m.-- Swimsuit-- (tie) Naiz Bolin and Brandi Cromer
9:26 p.m.-- Miss Congeniality-- (tie) Angel Sawyer, Teryn Laseter, Megan Milam and Savanna Knight
9:25 p.m.-- Higest GPA Award-- Courtney Mitchell
9:25 p.m.-- It's time! The contestants are back on stage.
9:22 p.m.-- Dr. Collins is recognizing several executive directors and current queens in the audience.
9:21 p.m.-- Miss Tech is receiving a standing ovation from the audience at the conclusion of her farewell address.
9:16 p.m.-- Miss Tech Lindsey Ahrens is giving her farewell address.
9:15 p.m.-- Members of the Delta Zeta Sorority are presenting Dr. Collins with a gift basket.
9:10 p.m.-- Miss Tech Lindsey Ahrens is performing a second song. We'll have a new Miss Tech soon.
9:07 p.m.-- All phases of competition are over, and it's in the hands of the judges now. Miss Tech Lindsey Ahrens is performing again.
8:59 p.m.-- We're halfway through the evening gown portion of the competition.
8:51 p.m.-- Up next is the evening gown competition. It's the final phase of the competition this evening., and it accounts for 20% of the total score.
8:47 p.m.-- The second half of the show is underway with Miss Tech Lindsey Ahrens performing "Mercy Said No."
8:39 p.m.-- Several former Miss Tech's in the audience tonight including Candace Hodges Riner and Brandi O'Neal Rinke.
8:35 p.m.-- Great group of talent. It's now intermission. The pageant will continue in about 15 minutes.
8:31 p.m.-- Savanna Knight is performing a tap dance routine to "Hot Honey Rag."
8:29 p.m.-- Erin Cooper is performing a baton twirling routine to "River Deep, Mountain High."
8:25 p.m.-- Courtney Mitchell is taking the stage, and she's performing "Alleluia."
8:20 p.m.-- Kim Gillette is performing a clogging routine to a melody of songs.
8:18 p.m.-- Mikayla Adair is performing "Sway" by Michael Buble.
8:15 p.m.-- Lisa Harst is singing "Woman."
8:12 p.m.-- Angel Sawyer is taking the stage to perform "Never Alone."
8:08 p.m.-- Brandi Cromer is performing a vocal rendition of "Hurt" by Christina Aguilera.
8:06 p.m.-- Up next, Teryn Laseter is dancing to "Diva."
8:02 p.m.-- Megan Milam is performing a vocal rendition of "There Will Be." She dedicated the performance to her grandmother.
8:00 p.m.-- Naiz Bolin is performing ballet to "300 Violins."
7:58 p.m.-- Dr. Collins is talking about some of the great supporters of Miss Tech. The 2011 Miss Tech will have a fantastic year.
7:57 p.m.-- The talent competition is beginning. Tina Phouthavong is performing a vocal solo.
7:51 p.m.-- Miss Tech Lindsey Ahrens is performing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
7:48 p.m.-- The swimsuit competition is over, and Dr. Collins is recognizing the parents and grandparents of the contestants.
7:39 p.m.-- The contestants are modeling their swimsuits, and this part of the competition is 15% of their total score.
7:33 p.m.-- Miss Tech is performing "Umbrella." The swimsuit competition is up next.
7:31 p.m.-- Miss Tech and Miss Tech 2005 Brandi O'Neal Rinke are recognizing Dr. Collins for being named the Executive Director of the Year by the Miss Arkansas Organization.
7:25 p.m.-- We have heard all the questions, and Dr. Collins is currently introducing the judges.
7:23 p.m.-- Lindsey Ahrens is asking Savanna Knight about living history.
7:21 p.m.-- Courtney Mitchell is explaining the signs of substance abuse.
7:18 p.m.-- Lindsey Ahrens is asking Lisa Beth Harst about how to raise awareness about depression.
7:15 p.m.-- Brandi Cromer is answering a question about her critical issue.
7:12 p.m.-- Lindsey Ahrens is asking Naiz Bolin about being a Saints and a Falcons fan.
7:11 p.m.-- Lindsey Ahrens and her princess were just welcomed to the stage.
7:06 p.m.-- We are meeting the contestants. These are 12 beautiful ladies. I would not want to be the judges this evening.
7:05 p.m.-- Dr. Jim Collins is welcoming everyone.
7:03 p.m.-- Miss Tech Lindsey Ahrens is singing the National Anthem.
6:50 p.m.-- It's about 10 minutes until the pageant gets underway. The auditorium is filling up and lots of people with posters and signs to support their favorite contestant.
6:08 p.m.-- Several members of the Delta Zeta Sorority here and finishing last minute preparations. Showtime soon!
11:01 a.m.-- The Miss Tech Pageant is set to begin at 7 p.m., and ArkansasTechNews.com will begin blogging before the pageant begins.
The cost to attend is $8 for adults, $3 for children or free for those with a valid Tech identification card.
Here are the students competing in this year's pageant:
- Mikayla Adair
- Naiz Bolin
- Brandi Cromer
- Erin Cooper
- Kim Gillette
- Lisa Harst
- Savanna Knight
- Teryn Laseter
- Megan Milam
- Courtney Mitchell
- Tina Phouthavong
- Angel Sawyer
Be sure to log back on closer to the pageant for more updates.]]>