Tech Student Crowned Miss Ozark Highlands


As many students were heading off to spring break, Arkansas Tech student Lindsey Ahrens of Russellville was capturing the title of Miss Ozark Highlands on March 19 in Clarksville.

Ahrens garnered the title, scholarship, thousands of dollars in prizes and her ticket to compete in the Miss Arkansas pageant.

This will be her second consecutive trip to Miss Arkansas, as she was Miss Tech last year.

Mrs. Carol Martin and Michelle Johnston are directors of the Miss Ozark Highlands pageant. “I am thrilled and honored to work with Mrs. Carol and the Miss Ozark Highlands pageant committee, and I’m thankful to my friends and family for being supportive to me as Miss Tech, and again through Miss Ozark Highlands.

Ahrens says her favorite portion of competition is a tie between interview and talent. “Interview gives me the opportunity to express my opinions and show the judges I am current and educated, while talent allows me to express who I am and can also be used touch lives and have a ministry through song,” she said.

Competing in pageants builds interview skills, and that was made evident in her most recent job interview when she was hired immediately.

In her talent performance, Ahrens sang “Mercy Said No.” At the pageant, she was chosen for the talent, interview, and swimsuit awards.

“Being in pageants means being the best you possible: being well-rounded, knowing what’s going on in the country, trying to stay fit. That’s what I try to do,” Ahrens said.

Ahrens is one of three Arkansas Tech students competing in the Miss Arkansas pageant. Joining her will be Brandi Cromer, Miss Arkansas Tech, and Savanna Knight, Miss Western Arkansas. Keep checking for updates about their preparation.

Miss Arkansas is an official preliminary to the Miss America pageant. The Miss America Organization is the leads the country in providing scholarships to women.


Photo courtesy Max Slaughter Photography.