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Live Blog: Miss Tech Pageant

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:

Be sure to log back on closer to the pageant for more updates.

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