While 18 contestants will compete for the title of Miss UAFS at the scholarship pageant March 11, 25 children will enjoy the title of royalty when they participate in the Princess/Prince Program during the pageant.
The non-competitive program allows children ages 5-10 to meet Miss UAFS 2016 and be a part of the program naming Miss UAFS 2017. Each participant receives a T-shirt, goodie bag and a tiara or medallion. They will also make three onstage appearances during the Miss UAFS Pageant. Princess activities also include a tea party with Miss UAFS and Miss Arkansas.
Princesses this year are:
Arkoma, Okla.: Stella LouAnn Rorabaugh, 7, daughter of Robert and Michelle Rorabaugh.
Barling: Brinnley Adams, 9, daughter of James and Anna Nelson; Adalina Natalia Quiroz, 7, daughter of Fernando and Maricela Quiroz.
Dyer: Nora Claire Medlock, 9, daughter of Todd and Carole Medlock.
Fort Smith: Emma Ann Burgess, 7, daughter of Seth Burgess and Jesse Johnson; Mackenzy Jadyn Knubley, 8, daughter of Chris and Kristel Knubley; Ember Mae Nolen, 9, daughter of Samantha and Clay Fisher and Jeremy Nolen; Everly Grace Pollard, 7, daughter of Al and Kristi Pollard; Anna Kate Serna, 7, daughter of Edward and Lauren Serna; Philip Albert Ware, 5, son of Anthony Ware and Allison Sbanotto; Olivia Whitt, 8, daughter of Kane and Judy Whitt.
Greenwood: Hannah Marie Ramsey, 9, daughter of Loyd and Holly Bates and Brandon and Faelynn Ramsey; Ally Grace Thomas, 9, daughter of Ben and Kristina Thomas.
Hackett: Jenna Dayle Black, 6, and Stephanie Leann Black, 5, daughters of Larry and Jessica Black.
Keota, Okla.: Alyssa Jean Shaw, 8, daughter of Marion Burris.
Ozark: Jaysa JoLynn Flanary, 6, daughter of Jason and Brandy Flanary; Kennedy Lynnee Tedford, 8, daughter of Justin and Brittany West and Cori and Kari Tedford.
Poteau, Okla.: Breyonna Lynne Peavy, 6, daughter of William and Pamela Peavy.
Sallisaw, Okla.: Addison Paige Burleson, 7, daughter of Kaci Burleson; Rachel Stubblefield, 11, daughter of Russell and Ellen Stubblefield.
Spiro, Okla.: Kendall Nancy Callahan, 5, daughter of Robert and Charlita Callahan.
Van Buren: Caleigh Anne Boster, 6, daughter of Michael and Alexis Boster; Haleigh Jade Boyd, 9, daughter of Michael and Rhonda Boyd; Hadleigh Marie Miller, 7, daughter of Michael and Mandy Miller and William and Dawna Dunn.
The Miss UAFS Pageant is a preliminary pageant to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America scholarship programs and will be held at 7 p.m. March 11 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th St. Tickets are $10 and are available from the UAFS Box Office in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center by calling 479-788-7300 or visiting http://uafs.universitytickets.com.
For more information on the Princess Program, contact Amber Wright, administrative specialist in the Campus and Community Events Office, by calling 479-788-7667 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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