Cake and light refreshments will be served. 
Also in attendance with be:

Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2016 Emily Brewer
1st Runner Up - Savannah Skidmore
2nd Runner Up - Brooke Cornelius
3rd Runner Up - Bailey Moses
4th Runner Up - Ashton Purtle
Miss Arkansas 2009 Sarah Slocum Collins, emcee

This will be an opportunity to send Savvy off to Miss America with cheers and encouragement. 
We are so proud to have her representing Arkansas, and can't wait to watch her take home the crown at Miss America!  

Photo by Kattie Hansen with Queen Bee Photography

 

July 9, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Savvy Shields wins the title of Miss Arkansas 2016
Toni Bahn – Director of Media Relations - missarkansaspress@gmail.com

HOT SPRINGS –  Miss Heart of the Ozarks Savvy Shields won the title of Miss Arkansas 2016 Saturday night at the 79th Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.  The pageant took place at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs in front of a crowd of more than 2,500 people.

Shields won a $25,000 scholarship provided by Ted and Shannon Boy Skokos, Citgo and the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation and more than $75,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation, and gifts.  McDaniel will represent Arkansas at the 2017 Miss America Pageant 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 “Eat Better, Live Better” and speaking in support of the goals of the Miss Arkansas and Miss America system.

Shields was crowned by the outgoing Miss Arkansas, Loren McDaniel, of Van Buren.

Nearly $122,000 in scholarships were awarded throughout the week to various contestants.

Shields is a Senior at the University of Arkansas majoring in Art with a Business minor.  She is the 21-year old daughter of Todd and Karen Shields of Fayetteville.  For her talent selection she performed a jazz dance to “Just Keep Moving the Line.”

Shields was Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2009.

 The other Top Five Finalists were: 
1st runner-up (receiving a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Charles and Susie Morgan):  Miss University of Arkansas Savannah Skidmore
2nd runner-up (receiving a $7,000 scholarship sponsored by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation):  Miss South Central Arkansas Brooke Cornelius
3rd runner up (receiving a $6,000 scholarship sponsored by Former Miss Arkansas Association): Miss ASU Bailey Moses
4th runner-up: (receiving at $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Robin Houseworth and Sarah Nail): Miss UCA Ashton Purtle

The six semi-finalists were (each receiving a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Jane White Cosmetics and Skin Care) – finishing 6-11 and listed in random order:
*Miss Central Arkansas Caitlyn Cook
*Miss Ouachita River Samantha Hudon
*Miss Northeast Arkansas Destiny Quinn
*Miss Greater Hot Springs Stoni Butler
*Miss Arkansas Delta Maggie Benton
*Miss Lights of the Delta Jennifer Ulloa

Also announced were those finishing 12-15 in random order (each receiving a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Oaklawn, Regions Bank of Hot Springs, Clay & Brittany Combs, MAEDA and the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Fund)
*Miss Lake Dardanelle Alexis Sanders
*Miss Dogwood Abby Lindsey
*Miss Greater Jonesboro Jade Collins
*Miss Northwest Arkansas Jacey Winn

Additional awards announced during Saturday’s pageant:

*Tony Bowls Designs Overall Evening Gown - $1500 given by Tony Bowls Designs – Heart of the Ozarks Savvy Shields
*Katie Bailey Overall Swimsuit - $1500 given by Dr. Michael Cooper – Heart of the Ozarks Savvy Shields
*Sarah Slocum Overall Interview - $2000 given by Renee Fronabarger – Arkansas Valley Darynne Dahlem
*Buddy Coleman Memorial Overall Talent - $2500 given by Buddy Coleman Family – Central Arkansas Caitlyn Cook

*Dreamer Scholarship - $250 – Alexis Sanders, Lake Dardanelle – presented by Simone Mullinax
*Overall Service Before Self Award - $250 – Suzie Gresham, OBU – presented by the Miss Arkansas Pageant
*Julie Blackwood Steele Smart Swimsuit Award -$250 – Ashton Purtle, UCA – presented by Julie Blackwood Steele
*Shannon Albright Memorial Congeniality Award - $350 – Kelli Collins, Greater Jacksonville – presented by June and Leland Felix
*Newcomer Awards - $500 each – Alexis Sanders, Lake Dardanelle / Ashton Purtle, UCA / Savvy Shields, Heart of the Ozarks – presented by Dr. Rhys Branman
*Miss Arkansas People’s Choice Award - $1000 – Miss Sweetheart of Arkansas Jennifer Nottenkamper – presented by the Miss Arkansas Pageant
*Gracie Nail Education Award in Talent – $500 – Alexi Sanders, Lake Dardanelle – presented by Sarah & John Nail and Bill Hunter
*Lainie Nail Education Award in Interview – $500 - Alexis Sanders, Lake Dardanelle  - presented by Sarah & John Nail and Bill Hunter
*Overall Alpha Evening Gown - $250 – Savvy Shields, Heart of the Ozarks – presented by the Miss Arkansas Executive Directors Association
*Overall Alpha Talent - $250 – Savvy Shields, Heart of the Ozarks – presented by the Miss Arkansas Executive Directors Association
*Overall Alpha Swimsuit - $250 – Savvy Shields, Heart of the Ozarks – presented by the Miss Arkansas Executive Directors Association
*Overall Alpha Interview - $250 – Savvy Shields, Heart of the Ozarks – presented by the Miss Arkansas Executive Directors Association
*Ashlen Batson Esprit De Corp Award - $500 – Samantha Hudon, Ouachita River – presented by Bill Tarkington and Mike Spivey
*Mary Jane Mullins Non-Finalist Interview Award - $500 – Darynne Dahlem, Arkansas Valley – presented by Dr. Patti Mullins
*Non-Finalist Swimsuit Award - $500 – Sarah Clayton, Southwest Arkansas – Anne Marie Gibbs and Fine Lines Personal Training
*Non-Finalist Dance Award - $250 – Jennifer Nottenkamper, Sweetheart of Arkansas – presented by The Studio by Lauren / Lauren Wood
*Non-Finalist Vocalist Award - $250 – Rebecca Zurcher, North Central Arkansas – presented by Brad and Zach Stout
*Overall Instrumentalist Award - $250 – Alexis Sanders, Lake Dardanelle – presented by Kerry Jucas Baldwin
*Sloane Roberts Overall Dance Award - $500 – Brooke Cornelius, South Central Arkansas -
*Frances Wilson Overall Vocalist Award – $500 – Caitlyn Cook, Central Arkansas – presented by CJ Wilson
*Miss America State Scholar -$1000 – Carly Copeland, Arkansas Tech University – presented by the Miss America Organization
*Miss America Community Service - $1000 – Caitlyn Cook, Central Arkansas – presented by the Miss America Organization
*Miss Arkansas Quality of Life - $2000 – Bailey Moses, Arkansas State University – presented by the Miss Arkansas Pageant

    The pageant is co-sponsored by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, Inc., The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visit Hot Springs and the City of Hot Springs.

    This was the 79th 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 1945 Leslie Hampton Scott
Miss Arkansas 1963 and Miss America 1964 Donna Axum Whitworth
Miss Arkansas 1967 Sharon Evans Bale
Miss Arkansas 1981 Micki Petrus Konechny
Miss Arkansas 1983 Regina Hopper
Miss Arkansas 1987 Carole Lawson Lang
Miss Arkansas 1991 Heather Hunnicutt Covington
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 1998 Erin Wheatley Parker
Miss Arkansas 2001 and current Executive Director Jessie Ward Bennett
Miss Arkansas 2004 Lacy Fleming Glover
Miss Arkansas 2006 Amber Bennett Bynum
Miss Arkansas 2007 Katie Bailey Harris
Miss Arkansas 2008 Ashlen Batson Thomason
Miss Arkansas 2009 Sarah Slocum Collins
Miss Arkansas 2010 Alyse Eady Lemmond
Miss Arkansas 2011 Kristen Glover Belew
Miss Arkansas 2012 Sloane Roberts Hocker
Miss Arkansas 2013 Amy Crain Gober
Miss Arkansas 2014 Ashton Campbell

For more information visit www.missarkansas.org or to schedule an appearance with the new Miss Arkansas please email info@missarkansas.org.

 

 

 

 

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