2015 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
     


A15
Arkansas Delta
Elli Fowler
Platform: A Cause to Remember
Talent: Vocal
Age: 21
Hometown: Wynne
Arkansas State University
 

A1
Arkansas River
Logan Moore
Platform: Food For All
Talent: Flute
Age: 20
Hometown: Van Buren
Arkansas Tech University
     
     


C45
Arkansas State University
Jade Collins
Platform: Live the United Way
Talent: Vocal
Age: 19
Hometown: Hector
Arkansas State University
 

A6
Arkansas Tech University
Haven Brock
Platform: Carson's Kids
Talent: Vocal
Age: 20
Hometown: Haskell
Arkansas Tech University
     
     


C38
Arkansas Valley
Jacey Winn
Platform: Stand Tall, Stand Proud!
Talent: Tap Dance
Age: 19
Hometown: Wynne
University of Arkansas
 

A3
Batesville
Savannah Skidmore
Platform: Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Talent: Vocal
Age: 20
Hometown: Calico Rock
University of Arkansas
     
     


A7
Central
Amber Ward
Platform: "Sawubona" Self Respect Through Awareness
Talent: Piano
Age: 20
Hometown: Rogers
Harding University
 

B17
Conway
Mallori Victoria Hartsfield
Platform: Farm to Table: The Natural Way to Feed a Family
Talent: Tap Dance
Age: 21
Hometown: Pine Bluff
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


A9
Diamond Lakes
Makenzie Moore
Platform: The Power of a Wish
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Age: 23
Hometown: Harrison
University of Central Arkansas (Graduate)
 

A11
Dogwood
Leslie Benford
Platform: Media Literacy Education
Talent: Baton Twirling
Age: 23
Hometown: Springdale
University of Arkansas
     
     


C42
Frisco Springs
Destiny Quinn
Platform: The Forgotten Ones:
Improving the Plight of Children in Foster Care
Talent: Tap Dance
Age: 20
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University


B25
Grand Prairie
Sierra Lites
Platform: Building Leadership Though Extracurricular Activities
Talent: Piano
Age: 20
Hometown: Grapevine
Southern Arkansas University

     
     


C46
Greater Hot Springs
AuBrianna Burroughs
Platform: Disability Doesn't Mean Inability
Talent: Vocal
Age: 24
Hometown: Hot Springs
National Park Community College
 

A13
Greater Jacksonville
Elise Jones
Platform: ABLE
Talent: Jazz Dance
Age: 20
Hometown: Little Rock
University of Arkansas
     
     


C32
Greater Jonesboro
Kasey Welsh
Platform: Enriching Lives Through Arts in Education
Talent: Vocal
Age: 22
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University

 

C40
Greater Little Rock
Mary Ellen Hunthrop
Platform: Embracing the New Normal:
The 21st Century Family Unit
Talent: Jazz Dance
Age: 23
Hometown: White Hall
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


B29
Heart of the Ozarks
Platform: Giving Is a Gift
Talent: Vocal
Age: 20
Hometown: Jonesboro
University of Arkansas
 

B23
Henderson State University
Platform: Protect Our Youth: Bullying Is Not Ok
Talent: Tap
Age: 21
Hometown: Hope
Henderson State University
     
     

B20
Johnson County
Carly Copeland
Platform: Mentoring Matters
Talent: Vocal
Age: 18
Hometown: Clarksville
Arkansas Tech University

 

C44
Lake Dardanelle
Jennifer Nottenkamper
Platform: What Lies Beneath
Talent: Baton Twirling
Age: 23
Hometown: Fayetteville
University of Arkansas (Alumni)
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


C37
Lakes of the Northwest
Mason Magouyrk
Platform: Armed with Awareness: Aware That Guns Are There
Talent: Vocal
Age: 22
Hometown: Batesville
University of Arkansas
 

B18
Lights of the Delta
Reagan Wheelis
Platform: Breast Cancer Awareness: Early Detection Is Key
Talent: Piano Solo
Age: 18
Hometown: Melbourne
University of Arkansas
     
     


A5
Madison County
Katie Crow
Platform: We Bleed Green -
Getting Back to the Heart of America
Talent: Vocal
Age: 21
Hometown: Huntsville
University of Arkansas
 

C33
Magnolia
Sarah Elizabeth Clayton
Platform: Confidently You: Building a Positive Self Image
Talent: Vocal
Age: 21
Hometown: Camden
Southern Arkansas University

     
     


B19
Metro
Halle Erwin
Platform: Living the Golden Rule
Talent: Tap Dance
Age: 19
Hometown: Stuttgart
University of Central Arkansas
 

C35
North Little Rock
Laura Russell
Platform: Empowering Women Today and Tomorrow
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Age: 20
Hometown: Little Rock
University of Arkansas
     
     


A4
North Central Arkansas
Brooklyn Woodworth
Platform: Small Changes: Promoting a Gluten Free Lifestyle
Talent: Piano
Age: 18
Hometown: Harrison
Arkansas Tech University
 

A10
Northeast Arkansas
Claudia Raffo
Platform: Umbilical Cord Donation - New Life Saves Life
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Age: 19
Hometown: Jonesboro
Arkansas State University
     
     


C43
Northwest Arkansas
Loren McDaniel
Platform: Confidently You
Talent: Vocal
Age: 22
Hometown: Van Buren
University of Arkansas
 

A16
Ouachita Baptist University
Brooke Schmidt
Platform: Just say NO: Building Drug - Free Communities
Talent: Vocal
Age: 21
Hometown: Arkadelphia
Ouachita Baptist University
     
     


A8
Ouachita River
Platform: Suitcases for Kids: Advocacy for Foster Care Children
Talent: Jazz Dance
Age: 20
Hometown: Cabot
Arkansas State University
 

A12
Ozark Highlands
Kelli Collins
Platform: Kids Helping Kids
Talent: Vocal
Age: 18
Hometown: Dardanelle
 University of Central Arkansas
     
     


C34
Petit Jean Valley
Alyson Tyler
Platform: Empowering Musical Minds
Talent: Vocal
Age: 21
Hometown: Conway
University of Central Arkansas

 

B24
River Delta
Emma Jumper
Platform: The Solution to Feeding the World
STEMs from Agriculture
Talent: Vocal
Age: 21
Hometown: Paragould
Mississippi State University
     
     


B31
Southern Arkansas University
Haley Bird
Platform: Be a PAL! Food Allergy Awareness
Talent: Tenor Drums
Age: 19
Hometown: Camden
Southern Arkansas University
 

A2
South Central Arkansas
Brittney Humphrey
Platform: Breaking the Silence: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Talent: Dance Contemporary
Age: 22
Hometown: Bearden
Henderson State University (Graduate)
     
     


C39
Southeast
Stoni Butler
Platform: Raise Your Hand:
Reaching Higher with Higher Education
Talent: Tap
Age: 21
Hometown: Camden
Ouachita Baptist University
 

B27
Southwest Arkansas
Klancy Johnson
Platform: Today I Choose Joy
Talent: Vocal / Tap
Age: 24
Hometown: Texarkana
Texarkana College (Graduate)

     
     


B26
Spirit of Arkansas
Caitlyn Cook
Platform: Staying Alive: Be Red Cross Ready
Talent: Vocal
Age: 22
Hometown: Conway
University of Central Arkansas
 

B28
Sweetheart of Arkansas
Isabella Catron
Platform: Ready, Set, Go!
Talent: Tap Dance
Age: 18
Hometown: Van Buren
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


A14
Texarkana Twin Rivers
Randee Jo Langley
Platform: Expect Respect
Talent: Tap dance
Age: 20
Hometown: Crossett
Southern Arkansas University

 

B30
University of Arkansas
Platform: Don't Lessen Expression:
Keeping the Arts in Education
Talent: Tap
Age: 23
Hometown: North Little Rock
University of Arkansas
     
     


C36
UAFS
Platform: Project: Unforgotten
Talent: Jazz Dance
Age 20
Hometown:  Fort Smith
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
 

B21
University of Central Arkansas
Chelsy Jones
Platform: OPERATION: Give Back - America's Duty
Talent: Vocal
Age: 23
Hometown: Plumerville
University of Central Arkansas
     
     


B22
Western Arkansas
Platform: Too Smart to Start
Talent: Vocal
Age: 18
Hometown: Greenwood
University of Arkansas' Honors College
 

C41
White River
Samantha Hudon
Platform: Get Up! Get Moving!
Talent: Vocal
Age: 23
Hometown: Hot Springs
University of Central Arkansas