Miss Tech Contestant Applications Due Feb. 6

Eligible Arkansas Tech University students have through Monday, Feb. 6, to enter to compete in the 2017 Miss Arkansas Tech University Scholarship Pageant.

The 62nd annual pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at Witherspoon Auditorium.

Carly Copeland of Clarksville (photographed) was crowned Miss Tech 2016.

The Miss Tech Pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, and the winner advances to compete in the Miss Arkansas Pageant.

Contestants in the Miss Arkansas Tech University Scholarship Pageant must be full-time female Tech students between the ages of 17 and 24.

In addition to the crown, the new Miss Tech will receive a two-semester tuition scholarship at Arkansas Tech. In all, more than $26,000 in gifts and scholarships were awarded during the 2016 pageant.

The event is sponsored by the ladies of Delta Zeta.

Dr. Jim Collins, professor of agriculture at Arkansas Tech, serves as Miss Tech executive director and master of ceremonies.

For more information, send e-mail to jcollins@atu.edu or visit his office in Dean Hall room 124B.