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UT Martin represented at Miss TN

UT Martin represented at Miss TN

Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 8:00 pm

A University of Tennessee at Martin student will join contestants from across the state in the Miss Tennessee Pageant, June 20-23 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.
Bethany Meeks of Jackson, 2012 Miss University of Tennessee at Martin, will compete, along with Ginny Hankins of Ripley, 2012 Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival and Tillery Throckmorton of Nashville, 2012 Miss Tennessee Crossroads.
Miss Meeks is a communications major and will perform a vocal selection for the talentportion of the competition. Miss Hankins, a former UT Martin student, will perform a piano selection; and Miss Throckmorton, a Belmont University mass communicationsmajor, will perform a vocal selection.
“The contestants will have their first official Miss Tennessee duty Sunday at the Old Hickory Mall in Jackson with a meet-and-greet session. The public is encouraged to attend,” said Hollie Holt, Miss UT Martin/Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival/Miss Tennessee Crossroads director. “Bethany, Ginny and Tillery have been preparing for this competition since winning their respective preliminaries pageants in January. They have been busy refining their talent selections, selecting their wardrobes, becoming physically fit and promoting their platforms, community service and the importance of education, while still being full-time students. I feel as though they will represent our community well.”
Miss Tennessee contestants compete in swimsuit, talent, eveningwear, interview and on-stage questions. During the competition, contestants will win more than $75,000 in scholarship funds. Miss Tennessee will compete for the title of Miss America in January 2013. The final competition is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. June 23.
For more information about the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Program, visit

Published in The Messenger 6.13.12


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