Deadline is Friday for Martin pageants

Deadline is Friday for Martin pageants

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:00 pm

Plans are under way for the combined Miss University of Tennessee at Martin, Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival and Miss Tennessee Crossroads pageants to be staged at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Student Life Center at UT Martin.
Winners of each crown will gain the opportunity to compete in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant in Jackson this summer.
The combined pageants are co-sponsored by the City of Martin and UT Martin and are open to single women, ages 17-24, who are residents of or are students in Tennessee. The Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival and Miss Tennessee Crossroads pageants are open statewide, while the Miss UT Martin event is open only to UT Martin students. The competition will be comprised of talent, evening gown, swimsuit and interview categories.
This is the inaugural year for the Miss Tennessee Crossroads Pageant, which was created in place of another preliminary pageant that was dissolved this year.
“The Miss America organization provides a great opportunity for women to earn scholarship money to continue and further their education,” said Hollie Holt, executive director of the pageants.
“Not only do these young women win money for school, they learn important interview skills, the importance of being physically fit and volunteering, they become self-confident and they learn how to utilize the talents they have been given.”
The pageant application form is available online at www.utm.edu/missutm. The deadline to register is Friday. Applications from all UT Martin students should be returned to the UT Martin Office of Student Life, 222 Administration Building, Martin, TN 38238. All others should be sent to Ms. Holt at 204 Larkin Drive, Martin, TN 38237.
General admission tickets for the Miss UT Martin/Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival/Miss Tennessee Crossroads Pageant will be available at the door for $15. UT Martin student tickets will be sold for $10 at the door with proper ID.
For more information, contact Ms. Holt at (731) 514-3556 or by email at hholt@utm.edu.

Published in The Messenger 1.11.12

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