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June 15, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Darynne Dahlem wins the title of Miss Arkansas 2019
Toni Bahn – Director of Media and Publicity – missarkansaspress@gmail.com

 

LITTLE ROCK - Miss Apple Blossom Darynne Dahlem won the title of Miss Arkansas 2019 Saturday night at the 82nd Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.  The pageant took place at the Robinson Center in Little Rock in front of a sold-out crowd.

 

Dahlem won a $30,000 scholarship provided by Ted and Shannon Boy Skokos and the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation and more than $75,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation, and gifts.  She will represent Arkansas at 2020 Miss America in Atlantic City and will make appearances across the Natural State promoting the Children’s Miracle Network, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, her personal platform of “Know Who You Are” and speaking in support of the goals of the Miss Arkansas and Miss America system.

Dahlem was crowned by the outgoing Miss Arkansas, Claudia Raffo, of Jonesboro.

Nearly $185,000 in scholarships were awarded throughout the week to various contestants.

Dahlem is the 22 year old daughter of Ron and Traci Lewellen of Greenwood.  She is a Cum Laude Honors Graduate at the University of Arkansas with a degree in Animal Science.  For her talent she performed a vocal to “Somewhere.”

She previously held the titles of Miss Northwest Arkansas, Miss University of Arkansas, Miss Arkansas Valley and Miss Western Arkansas.

Dahlem also won the following awards:
            *Jessie Bennett Leadership Award
            *Preliminary Social Impact in Evening Wear
            *Raffo Enhancement Award
            *Asher Ray Mentor Award
            *Legacy Award
            *Marketplace Scholarship for the Medical Field
            *Online Favorite Award
            *Melonie Moore Overall Vocalist Award
            *Overall On Stage Interview Award
            *Sarah Slocum Overall  Private Interview

The other Top Five Finalists were: 
1st runner-up (receiving a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Dr. Rhys Branman):  Spirit of Arkansas Laura Lee Turner

2nd runner-up (receiving a $8,000 scholarship sponsored by the Former Miss Arkansas Association) OBU Julie Williams


3rd runner up (receiving a $6,000 scholarship sponsored by Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation): Ouachita River Tiffany Lee

4th runner-up: (receiving at $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Don and Robin Houseworth): Greater Hot Springs Gracie Stover

**Additional information on all candidates can be found at missarkansas.org**


The five semi-finalists were (each receiving a $3,000 scholarship sponsored by Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation) – finishing 6-10 and listed in random order:
*Arkansas Valley Kelsey Stone
*Gateway to the Ozarks Whitney Williams
*Historic Batesville Ashley Ehrhart

*Metro Taryn Bewley
*Sweetheart of Arkansas Apple Dennie

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Also announced were those finishing 11-15 in random order (each receiving a $1,500 scholarship sponsored by the Miss Arkansas Organization)
* Northwest Arkansas Alexis Ungerank
*Northeast Arkansas Jessica Miller
*South Central Arkansas Emma Pitts
*UCA Ebony Mitchell
*White River Mady Rottinghaus

Additional awards announced during Saturday’s pageant:

*Buddy Coleman Memorial Overall Talent - $3000 scholarship given by Buddy Coleman Family – Gateway to the Ozarks Whitney Williams

*Sarah Slocum Overall Interview - $2500 scholarship given by Renee and Don Ed Fronabarger – Apple Blossom Darynne Dahlem

*Overall On Stage Interview Award - $2500 scholarship given by Dr. Michael Cooper – Apple Blossom Darynne Dahlem

*Bill Tarkington Overall Social Impact in Evening Wear - $2500 scholarship given by Sharon and Johnny Bale –Ouachita Baptist University Julie Williams

*The Grace Award, in the amount of $4000 and given in memory of Madelyn Grace Johnston by Brad Lacey & Dr. Melanie Smith: Arkansas Delta India Kuykendall

*The Melonie McGarrah Overall Vocalist Award, in the amount of $2000 and provided by Brian Moore & Family: Apple Blossom Darynne Dahlem

 *Legacy Overall Dance Award, in honor of Kathy Wheatley, in the amount of $1000 and provided by Erin Wheatley: Greater Hot Springs Gracie Stover

 *The Overall Service Above Self Award, in the amount of $3,000 and provided by Rotary Club #99: Central Arkansas Kyla Soden

 *The Miss America Community Service Award, in the amount of $1,000 and provided by the Miss America Foundation:  Greater Hot Springs Gracie Stover

 *The Miss America State Scholar Award, in the amount of $1,000 and provided by the Miss America Foundation: Lights of the Delta Izzy Baughn

 *The Frances Wilson Non-Finalist Overall Talent Award, in the amount of $1000 and provided by CJ Wilson: South Central Arkansas Emma Pitts

 *The Non-Finalist Overall On Stage Interview in the amount of $1000 and given by Michelle Parham Rudolph: Lake Dardanelle Jacey Winn

 *The Mary Jane Mullins Non-Finalist Interview Award, in the amount of $500 and provided by Dr. Patti Mullins:  River Delta Reagan Wheelis

 *The People’s Choice Award in the amount of $1,000 and provided by the Miss Arkansas Pageant: Arkansas State University Ellie Stafford

 *The Online Favorite Award in the amount of $500 and provided by Jeremy and Susan

*The Non-Finalist Dance Award in the amount of $500 and provided by Danielle Crafton Crain and Austin Crain; Northwest Arkansas Alexis Ungerank

 *The Overall Instrumentalist Award, in the amount of $500 and provided by Kerry Jucas Moody: White River Mady Rottinghaus

 *The Non-Finalist Vocal Award, in the amount of $500 and provided by Brad & Zach Stout: South Central Arkansas Emma Pitts

 *The Ashlen Batson Espirit De Corp Award, in the amount of $650 and provided by Bill Tarkington and Mike Spivey:  Ouachita River Tiffany Lee

 *The Overall Alpha Interview Award, in the amount of $1000 and provided by Vicki   Rima:  Lights of the Delta Izzy Baughn

 *The Overall Alpha Social Impact in Evening Wear Award, in the amount of $1000 and provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation: Sweetheart of Arkansas Apple Dennie

 *The Overall Alpha Talent Award, in the amount of $1000 and provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation: Gateway to the Ozarks Whitney Williams

 *The Overall Alpha On Stage Interview Award, in the amount of $1000 and provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation: Southwest Arkansas Avery Jackson

 *The Shannon Albright Congeniality Award, in the amount of $500 and provided by June& Leland Felix and Brian W. Albright:  Ozark Highlands Payton Marshall

 *The Dreamer Award, in the amount of $750 and provided by Simone and Chris Sellstrom:  Lights of the Delta Izzy Baughn

 ***Each candidate will also receive a $400 scholarship!!***     

The pageant is co-sponsored by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, Inc., the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation, the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Little Rock.

    This was the 82nd Anniversary of the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.  Several former Miss Arkansas were on hand tonight to help crown the new Miss Arkansas.  They were: 

Miss Arkansas 1947 Pam Camp
Miss Arkansas 1949 Barbara Brothers Herrington
Miss Arkansas 1968 Helen Rose Jennings
Miss Arkansas 1969 Marilyn Kay Allen Rosenblum
Miss Arkansas 1971 Marilyn Morgan Naylor
Miss Arkansas 1975 Paula Roach Waldman
Miss Arkansas 1981 Micki Petrus Konecny (Judging)
Miss Arkansas 1992 Shannon Boy Skokos
Miss Arkansas 1994 Beth Anne Rankin
Miss Arkansas 1995 Paula Montgomery Swindle
Miss Arkansas 1996 Melonie McGarrah Moore
Miss Arkansas 2001 and current Executive Director Jessie Ward Bennett
Miss Arkansas 2004 Lacy Fleming Glover
Miss Arkansas 2006 Amber Bennett Bynum

Miss Arkansas 2008 Ashlen Batson Thomason
Miss Arkansas 2009 Sarah Slocum Collins
Miss Arkansas 2011 Kristen Glover Belew
Miss Arkansas 2012 Sloane Roberts Hocker
Miss Arkansas 2013 Amy Crain Gober
Miss Arkansas 2014 Ashton Campbell Gill
Miss Arkansas 2016 and Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields
Miss Arkansas 2016 Savannah Skidmore

 

For more information visit www.missarkansas.org or to schedule an appearance with the new Miss Arkansas please email bookmissar@gmail.com  or call 501-321-5606.  You may also visit missarkansas.org/book.  For more information regarding the Miss Arkansas in general please email info@missarkansas.org.

***If you need more information regarding this release or wish to schedule an interview with the newly crowned Miss Arkansas, please contact Toni Lindsey at missarkansaspress@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. *** 


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Toni Lindsey

Director of Media and Publicity
Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant









THE 82nd ANNUAL MISS ARKANSAS &
MISS ARKANSAS OUTSTANDING TEEN PAGEANT

The Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock 

June 8-16, 2019


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