2018 CONTESTANTS

 
GROUP MU
SUNDAY: INTERVIEW
TUESDAY: TALENT
WEDNESDAY: SWIMSUIT
THURSDAY: EVENING GOWN / ON STAGE QUESTION
GROUP ALPHA
SUNDAY:INTERVIEW
TUESDAY: EVENING GOWN / ON STAGE QUESTION
WEDNESDAY: TALENT
THURSDAY: SWIMSUIT
GROUP SIGMA
MONDAY: INTERVIEW
TUESDAY: SWIMSUIT
WEDNESDAY: EVENING GOWN / ON STAGE QUESTION
THURSDAY: TALENT
 


Apple Blossom
Kelley Brown
Platform:Helping Hands for Heroes 
Talent: Tap Dance
"Runaway Baby"
Age: 22
Hometown: Greenwood
University of Central Arkansas
 

Arkansas Delta
Kenzie Williams
Platform: H.O.P.E. Hunger Oppresses People Every day
Talent: Contemporary Jazz Dance
"Hit Me With A Hot Note"
Age: 20
Hometown: Benton
Arkansas State University
     
   


Arkansas River
Raegan Snell
Platform: Overcoming Adversity 
Talent: Vocal
"This Is Me"
Age: 20
Hometown: Jonesboro
University of Arkansas
 

Arkansas State University
Cori Keller
Platform: Everyday Kids Everyday Food
Talent: Tap Dance
"I've Got the Music In Me "
Age: 20
Hometown: Stuttgart
Arkansas State University
     
     


Arkansas Tech University
Madison Oswalt
Platform: That's Not Love
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
"O Fortuna"
Age: 19
Hometown: Harrison
Arkansas Tech University
 

Arkansas Valley
Mady Rottinghaus
Platform: Appreciating Cultural Diversity 
Talent: Piano
"Raging Storm"
Age: 18
Hometown: Hot Springs
Ouachita Baptist University
     
     


Historic Batesville
Claudia Raffo
Platform: New Life Saves Lives: Umbilical Cord Donation 
Talent: Jazz Dance 
"That's Life"
Age: 22
Hometown: Jonesboro
U of A for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
 

Central Arkansas
Ebony Mitchell
Platform: S.A.F.E. Connections
Talent: Vocal
"At Last"
Age: 21
Hometown: Harrison
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


Conway
Chanan Drake
Platform: Special Olympics: Futures Bright as Gold
Talent: Jazz Dance
"I Will Survive"
Age: 19
Hometown: Conway
University of Arkansas

 

Diamond Lakes
Laura Leigh Turner
Platform: Impact of Inclusion: Advocating for Kids and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Talent: Musical Theatre Performance
"Shaking The Blues Away"
Age: 21
Hometown: North Little Rock
Oklahoma City University
     
     


Dogwood
Bethany Miller
Platform: Heart of Gold: Improving Your Heart Health
From The Inside Out 
Talent: Tap Dance
"Salute"
Age: 21
Hometown: Fayetteville
University of Arkansas
 

Gateway To The Ozarks
Alyson Paige Tyler
Platform: MIND Your Health: Mental Health Awareness
Talent: Vocal
"Fight Song"
Age: 24
Hometown: Bentonville
University of Central Arkansas

     
     


Grand Prairie
Charlee Carter
Platform: You Are Worth It: Dream With Confidence
Talent: Tap Dance
"Pencil Full Of Lead"
Age: 21
Hometown: Monticello
University of Arkansas at Monticello
 

Greater Hot Springs
Tiffany Lee
Platform: Stay Hydrated. Stay Healthy.
Talent: Tap Dance
"A Little Party"
Age: 21
Hometown: Benton
Ouachita Baptist University
     
     


Greater Jacksonville
Brooke Cornelius
Platform: Protect Our Youth: Bullying Is Not Ok!
Talent: Tap Dance
"Thriller"
Age: 24
Hometown: Hope
2L at University of Arkansas at Little Rock
William H. Bowen School of Law

Greater Jonesboro
Emily Doggett
Platform: Volunteerism: Finding Your Match
Talent: Jazz Dance
"I Want You Back"
Age: 19
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University
     
     


Greater Little Rock
Jessica Miller
Platform: SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Talent:Tap Dance
"Pump It"
Age: 19
Hometown: Bryant
Arkansas State University


Heart of the Ozarks
Breanne Ring
Platform: Empowered Women, Empower Women
Talent: Jazz Dance
"Hand Jive"
Age: 22
Hometown: Alma
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
     
     


Henderson State University
Jeana Lovett
Platform: Seconds Save Lives
Talent: Flute
"Flight Of The Bumblebee"
Age: 20
Hometown: Waldron
Henderson State University
 
Johnson County
Rebecca Ward
Platform: The Importance of the Arts in Education
Talent: Vocal Opera
"O Mio Babbino Caro"
Age: 19
Hometown: Clarksville
Arkansas Tech Univeristy
     
     


Lake Dardanelle
Hannah Burrow
Platform: Safe around Sound
Talent: Jazz Dance
"One Night Only"
Age: 25
Hometown: Foreman
University of Central Arkansas Graduate
 


Lights of the Delta
Alexis Ungerank
Platform: Kids Get Cancer Too
Talent: Musical Theater Dance
"Let Me Entertain You"
Age: 19
Hometown: Mountain Home
University of Arkansas Honors College
     
     


Metro
Bethany Kasper
Platform: Our Kids Read
Talent:Broadway Vocal
"Maybe This Time"
Age: 19
Hometown: Jacksonville
University of Arkansas
 

Natural State
Kelsey Stone
Platform: #FindYourGift: Realizing Your Potential
Talent: Vocal - Piano
"Rise Up"
Age: 21
Hometown: Russellville
Arkansas Tech University
     
     


North Central Arkansas
Samantha Shelley
Platform: Fed Up with Hunger
Talent: Jazz Dance
"Feelin' Good "
Age: 21
Hometown: Mountain Home
Arkansas State University
 

Northeast Arkansas
Ashley Ehrhart
Platform: Defeating Depression: Promoting a Healthy Mind
Talent: Jazz Dance
"Don't Rain On My Parade"
Age: 21
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University
     
     


Northwest Arkansas
Darynne Dahlem
Platform: Know Who You Are
Talent: Vocal
"Somewhere"
Age: 21
Hometown: Greenwood
University of Arkansas Honors College
 

Ouachita Baptist University
Emma Pitts
Platform: Inspiring Creativity Through Arts Education 
Talent: Broadway Vocal
"Gimme Gimme"
Age: 20
Hometown: Clarksville
Ouachita Baptist University
     
     


Ouachita River
Kathryn Barfield
Platform: Energizing YOUth: Promoting Healthy Habits in Children and Teens
Talent: Flute
"Shenandoah/Dueling Banjos"
Age:23
Hometown: Little Rock
U of A for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
 


Ozark Highlands
Kristen Sharp
Platform: The Compassion Campaign: Comforting Children in Foster Care 
Talent: Jazz Dance
"River Deep Mountain High"
Age: 18
Hometown: Van Buren
University of Central Arkansas 
     
     


Ozark Mountain
Taylor Hensley
Platform: Building Healthy Habits, Living Healthier Lifestyles
Talent: Tap Dance
"No Bad News
Age: 20
Hometown: Harrison
University of Arkansas
 

Petit Jean Valley
Taryn Bewley
Platform: Reading Matters
Talent: Tap Dance
"Prince Medley "
Age: 19
Hometown: Conway
University of Mississippi Honors College
     
     


River Delta
Ellie Stafford
Platform: "Live to Give"
Talent: Lyrical Dance
"How Great Thou Art"
Age: 19
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University

 

Southern Arkansas University
Reagan Grubbs
Platform: Growing Future Leaders Through 4-H
Talent: Clogging Dance
"Good Times Roll"
Age: 21
Hometown: Delight
Southern Arkansas University - Graduate
University of Arkansas - Graduate Student
     
     


South Central Arkansas
Rachel Langley
Platform: Sheep Dog Impact Assistance
Talent: Tap Dance
"Orange Blossom Special "
Age: 20
Hometown: Crossett
University of Arkansas at Monticello
 

Southeast Arkansas
Cameron Willis
Platform: "Table Talk- Breaking the Silence of Eating Disorders
Talent: Vocal
"Never Enough"
Age: 21
Hometown: Sheridan
Norbert O. Schedler's Honors College at UCA
     
     


Southwest Arkansas
Julie Williams
Platform: Bridging the Gap Between the Free and the Fighter
Talent: Piano
"My Tribute"
Age: 20
Hometown: Arkadelphia
Ouachita Baptist University
 
Spirit of Arkansas
Alexis Sanders
Platform: All Hands Down:Volunteer
Talent: Flute
"Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing"
Age: 22
Hometown: Conway
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


Sweetheart of Arkansas
Payton Marshall
Platform: Paws with Purpose
Talent: Vocal
"Those Were The Days"
Age: 20
Hometown: Belleville
Arkansas Tech University
 


Texarkana Twin Rivers
Kyla Soden
Platform:Empowering Hearts:  I Can, I Will
Talent: Acro Lyrical
“I Was Here”
Age 20
Hometown:  Cabot
Ouachita Baptist University
     
     


University of Arkansas
Ashton Yarbrough
Platform: Passion to Action: Volunteer
Talent: Vocal
"On My Way "
Age: 21
Hometown: Gravette
University of Arkansas
 


UAFS
Elizabeth Spencer
Platform: Safe and Sound: Healthy Habits For Life
Talent: Vocal
"It's All Coming Back To Me Now"
Age 20
Hometown: Sallisaw
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
     
     


University of Central Arkansas
Megan McAfee
Platform: L.E.A.D. to Succeed
Talent: Piano
"Elton John's Lullaby"
Age: 21
Hometown:Gravette
University of Central Arkansas
 


White River
Gracie Stover
Platform: Survive: Don't Text and Drive
Talent: Tap Dance
"Michael Jackson; The Greatest Showman"
Age: 20
Hometown:Little Rock
Ouachita Baptist University