2016 CONTESTANTS

     
GROUP A
MONDAY: INTERVIEW
WEDNESDAY: ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
THURSDAY: LIFESTYLE & FITNESS
FRIDAY: PRESENCE & POISE /
ON STAGE QUESTION
GROUP B
TUESDAY: INTERVIEW
WEDNESDAY: PRESENCE & POISE /
ON STAGE QUESTION
THURSDAY: ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
FRIDAY: LIFESTYLE & FITNESS
GROUP C
TUESDAY EVENING: INTERVIEW
WEDNESDAY: LIFESTYLE & FITNESS
THURSDAY: PRESENCE & POISE /
ON STAGE QUESTION
FRIDAY: ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
     


B18
Arkansas Delta
Maggie Benton
Platform:Giving is a Gift
Talent: Vocal
"Cry Me a River"
Age: 21
Hometown: Jonesboro
University of Arkansas
 

C38
Arkansas River
Isabella Catron
Platform: The Greatest Wealth is Health
Talent: Dance - Tap
"Proud Mary"
Age: 19
Hometown: Van Buren
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


C39
Arkansas State University
Bailey Moses
Platform: Suitcases for Kids:
Advocacy for Foster Care Children
Talent: Dance - Contemporary
"Story of My Life"
Age: 21
Hometown: Cabot
Arkansas State University
 

C32
Arkansas Tech University
Carly Copeland
Platform: Mentoring Matters: Make a Difference
Talent: Vocal
"Ain't No Sunshine"
Age: 19
Hometown: Clarksville
Arkansas Tech University

     
     


B22
Arkansas Valley
Darynne Dahlem
Platform: Too Smart to Start
Talent: Vocal
"Let Him Fly"
Age: 19
Hometown: Greenwood
University of Arkansas Honors College
 

A1
Batesville
Reagan Wheelis
Platform: Breast Cancer Awareness: Early Detection Is Key
Talent: Piano
"El Cumbana Medley"
Age: 19
Hometown: Melbourne
University of Arkansas
     
     


B24
Central Arkansas
Caitlyn Cook
Platform: Staying Alive: Be Red Cross Ready
Talent: Vocal
"And This is My Beloved"
Age: 23
Hometown: Conway
University of Central Arkansas
 

B15
Conway
Catherine Elisabeth Coleman
Platform: Building a Healthy Community: One Step At a Time
Talent: Jazz - Lyrical
"Something in the Water"
Age: 18
Hometown: Conway
 Arkansas State University
     
     


B20
Diamond Lakes
Carleigh Tackett
Platform: Digital Responsibility
Talent: Dance - Jazz
"Raise You Up"
Age: 18
Hometown: Russellville
Arkansas Tech University
 

C42
Dogwood
Abby Lindsey
Platform: Social Network Safety
Talent: Vocal
"All in Love is Fair"
Age: 23
Hometown: Van Buren
Ouachita Baptist University
     
     


A6
Grand Prairie
Haley Bird
Platform: Be a PAL! Food Allergy Awareness
Talent: Tenor Drums
"Happy"
Age: 20
Hometown: Camden
Southern Arkansas University



A10
Greater Hot Springs
Stoni Butler
Platform: Raise Your Hand:
Reaching Higher with Higher Education
Talent: Dance - Tap
"U Can't Touch This"
Age: 22
Hometown: Camden
Ouachita Baptist University
     
     


C31
Greater Jacksonville
Kelli Collins
Platform: Make-A-Wish
Talent: Vocal
"The Impossible Dream"
Age: 19
Hometown: Dardanelle
University of Central Arkansas


A14
Greater Jonesboro
Jade Collins
Platform: Live the United Way
Talent: Vocal
"I Who Have Nothing"
Age: 20
Hometown: Hector
Arkansas State University
     
     


A2
Greater Little Rock
Haven Brock
Platform: Carson's Kids: Embracing Autism
Talent: Vocal
"Don't Rain on My Parade"
Age: 21
Hometown: Haskell
Arkansas Tech University
 

B17
Heart of the Ozarks
Savvy Shields
Platform: Eat Better, Live Better
Talent: Dance - Jazz
"They Just Keep Moving the Line"
Age: 21
Hometown: Fayetteville
University of Arkansas
     
     


A5
Henderson State University
Mariah Janae Brown
Platform: Mentoring Matters:
Closing the Gap to Help Youth Succeed
Talent: Dance -Tap
"Dancing Machine"
Age: 24
Hometown: Little Rock
Henderson State University
 
A11
Johnson County
Hannah Jo Hatchett
Platform: B.A.B.Y. Steps: Build a Better You
Talent: Vocal / Jazz Dance
"Dear Future Husband"
Age: 19
Hometown: Clarksville
Arkansas Tech University

     
     


B19
Lake Dardanelle
Alexis Sanders
Platform: All Hands Down: Volunteer
Talent: Instrumental - Flute
"Sing, Sing, Sing"
Age: 20
Hometown: Conway
University of Cerntral Arkansas
 

A13
Lights of the Delta
Jennifer Diane Ulloa
Platform: Preserving Cultural Diversity in America
Talent: Dance - Jazz
"America"
Age: 22
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University
     
     


B25
Magnolia
Randee Jo Langley
Platform: Expect Respect
Talent: Dance - Tap
"Circus"
Age: 21
Hometown: Crossett
Southern Arkansas University
 

C33
Metro
Kyla Soden
Platform: Mentoring To Make a Difference
Talent: Acro - Jazz
"Proud Mary"
Age: 18
Hometown: Cabot
Arkansas State University
     
     


A3
Natural State

Kelsey Theall
Platform: Focus on the Children: Improving Literacy
Talent: Dance - Irish
"Lord of the Dance"
Age: 23
Hometown: Vilonia
University of Central Arkansas
 

C40
North Central Arkansas
Rebecca Zurcher
Platform: Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat
Talent: Vocal
"I Will Always Love You"
Age: 17
Hometown: Mountain Home
University of Arkansas
     
     


B16
Northeast Arkansas
Destiny Quinn
Platform: Vote! It's Not Just Your Right, It's Your Duty
Talent: Dance - Tap
"Work"
Age: 21
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University
 

C35
Northwest Arkansas
Jacey Winn
Platform: Stand Tall, Stand Proud!
Talent: Dance - Tap
"Bosa Nova Baby"
Age: 21
Hometown: Wynn
University of Arkansas
     
     


B28
Ouachita Baptist University
Suzie Gresham
Platform: First Aid First: Don't Wait - - Initiate!
Talent: Vocal
"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
Age: 22
Hometown: Hope
Ouachita Baptist University

 

C36
Ouachita River
Samantha Hudon
Platform: Get UP! Get MOVING!
Encouraging a More Physically Active Lifestyle
Talent: Vocal
"California Dreaming"
Age: 24
Hometown: Hot Springs
 University of Central Arkansas
     
     


C37
Ozark Highlands
Brooklyn Woodworth
Platform: Gluten Free is Key
Talent: Instrumental - Piano
"Piano Fantasy"
Age: 19
Hometown: Harrison
 Arkansas Tech University
 

C34
Ozark Mountain
McCartney Drouin
Platform: Make-A-Wish: Change a Life
Talent: Vocal
"Feeling Good"
Age: 19
Hometown: Mountain View
Arkansas Tech University
     
     


A8
Petit Jean Valley
Mallori Hartsfield
Platform: Choose My Plate
Talent: Vocal
"House of the Rising Sun"
Age: 21
Hometown: Pine Bluff
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

B21
River Delta
Elli Fowler
Platform: Shatter the Stigma:
Urging Teens to Speak Out and Be Heard
Talent: Vocal
"The Prayer"
Age: 22
Hometown: Wynne
Arkansas State University
     
     


A9
Southern Arkansas University
Natalie Morrow
Platform: Mentoring H.E.R.O's:
Helping Everyone Reach Outstanding
Talent: Dance - Tap
"Get Up Offa That Thang"
Age: 24
Hometown: Bryant
Southern Arkansas University
 

B23
South Central Arkansas
Brooke Cornelius
Platform: Protect Our Youth: Bullying Is Not OK
Talent: Dance - Tap
"Sandstorm"
Age: 22
Hometown: Hope
Henderson State University

     
     


B26
Southwest Arkansas
Sarah Clayton
Platform: Be-YOU-tiful: More Than Just a Number
Talent: Vocal
"Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)"
Age: 22
Hometown: Camden
Southern Arkansas University
 

C30
Spirit of Arkansas
Kenzie Williams
Platform: I Am That Girl
Talent: Dance - Lyrical
"Rise Up"
Age: 18
Hometown: Benton
Arkansas State University
     
     


C41
Sweetheart of Arkansas
Jennifer Nottenkamper
Platform: Domestic Violence: The Hidden Hurt
Talent: Baton
"Barcelona"
Age: 24
Hometown: Fayetteville
University of Arkansas - University of Central Arkansas
 

A12
UAFS
Katie Brown
Platform: Make-A-Wish: Making Dreams Come True
Talent: Vocal
"Blue Moon of Kentucky"
Age 20
Hometown:  Alma
UAFS
     
     

B27
University of Arkansas
Savannah Skidmore
Platform: Speak Up Now: Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Talent: Vocal
"Finding Wonderland"
Age: 21
Hometown: Calico Rock
University of Arkansas
 

A4
University of Central Arkansas
Ashton Skyler Purtle
Platform: H.A.L.O.: Healthy Active Lifestyle Options
Talent: Acro Lyrical Dance
"Listen"
Age: 20
Hometown: Russellville
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


A7
Western Arkansas
Logan Moore
Platform: Food For All
Talent: Flute
"Patriotic Medley"
Age: 21
Hometown: Van Buren
Arkansas Tech University
 

C29
White River
Alyson Tyler
Platform: Empowering Musical Minds
Talent: Vocal
"Almost There"
Age: 22
Hometown: Rogers
University of Central Arkansas