Savannah Skidmore is the new Miss Arkansas 2016. 

Savannah Skidmore is a 21-year old senior at the University of Arkansas where she is majoring in Broadcast Journalism.  As Miss Arkansas, Savannah will receive a $25,000 scholarship provided by CITGO, the Skokos Foundation and the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation and more than $75,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation and gifts.  During her year as Miss Arkansas 2016, Savannah will make appearances across the Natural State serving as Arkansas’ spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and promoting her personal platform of “Speak Up Now: Suicide Prevention and Awareness.”  She will also promote the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant while speaking about the goals of the Miss Arkansas and Miss America System. 

During this year’s Miss Arkansas Pageant, Savannah also brought home a Preliminary Swimsuit Award.

Savannah’s personal platform, “Speak Up Now:  Suicide Prevention and Awareness,” aims to educate people on the warning signs that someone may show when having life-ending thoughts and to break through the stigma surrounding suicide in order to reach those who are suffering.  She wants to use her time as Miss Arkansas to implement her Speak Up Now program across college campuses in Arkansas, offer support to those affected by suicide and encourage those suffering or those who see someone suffering to speak up.

For her talent selection, Savannah performed a vocal to “Finding Wonderland.”

While at the University of Arkansas, Savannah was involved as a UATV Anchor and worked with the Volunteer Action Committee.  She is the founder and President of Speak Up Hogs – a registered student organization aimed at helping students see warning signs in their peers and speak up to prevent suicide.

Savannah is the daughter of Jerry and Kim Skidmore of Calico Rock.  She is 2013 Graduate of Calico Rock High School.  She has one sister Miranda Worthey, and one brother, Alex Skidmore She is the proud aunt to Lawson Worthy and Scarlett Stowers.  Savannah is the granddaughter of Duane and Sue Price and Robert and Marion Skidmore, all of Calico Rock.

*Appearances - To book Miss Arkansas please visit www.missarkansas.org/book

You may also email the Business Manager at info@missarkansas.org or call (501)321-3506.

 

*Media Booking - For media inquiries or interviews please contact Toni Bahn, the Director of Media and Publicity for the Miss Arkansas Pageant, at (479)409-4389 or missarkansaspress@gmail.com .

 

 

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Topics for Speaking Engagements

 

*The Miss America Organization and its impact on my life

*Speaking Up for One Another to Stop Bulling (for elementary / middle school audiences)

*Speak Up Now:  Suicide Prevention and Awareness (for all junior high / high school / adult audiences)

*Goal Setting and Confidence Building (for all school audiences)

*My testimony and the role my faith plays into my life (for church appearances)

 

*Appearances - To book Miss Arkansas please visit www.missarkansas.org/book

You may also email the Business Manager at info@missarkansas.org or call (501)321-3506.

 

*Media Booking - For media inquiries or interviews please contact Toni Bahn, the Director of Media and Publicity for the Miss Arkansas Pageant, at (479)409-4389 or missarkansaspress@gmail.com

 

MISS ARKANSAS MEDIA STORIES

 

The Arkansas Traveler

 

Arkansas Online

 

Arkansas Online

 

Baxter Bulletin

 

5News KFSM/KXNW

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