UTM prepares for pageants
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:01
Plans are under way for the combined Miss University of Tennessee at Martin and Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival pageants to be staged at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2013, in the Student Life Center at UTM. Winners of each crown will gain the opportunity to compete in the 2013 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant in Jackson.
The combined pageants are co-sponsored by the City of Martin and UTM and are open to single women, ages 17-24, who are residents of or students in Tennessee. The Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival pageant is open statewide, while the Miss UT Martin event is open only to UTM students. The competition will include talent, evening gown, swimsuit and interview categories.
“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 or www.facebook. com/missutm. The deadline to register is Jan. 18 and applications may be emailed to Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General admission tickets for the Miss UT Martin and Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival pageants will be available at the door for $15. UTM student tickets will be $10 at the door with proper ID.
For more information, contact Holt at 731-514-3556 or by email at email@example.com.