HOT SPRINGS - The Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant is excited to announce a new partnership with Lindsey Management Company, Inc.

This Arkansas based company has donated a 2-bedroom apartment for Miss Arkansas to live in each year during her reign. Miss Arkansas 2014 Ashton Campbell will be the first Miss Arkansas to live in a property managed by Lindsey Management Company, Inc.

“With me being from Northwest Arkansas, this is a great relief! I will now be centrally located so I will spend less time traveling and more time actually interacting with the people of Arkansas,” said Campbell.

This is the first time in the pageant’s history that a Miss Arkansas has been provided full-time housing throughout her reign.

"The Miss Arkansas Pageant is incredibly grateful for the generosity and support of Lindsey Management Company, Inc. The housing partnership for Miss Arkansas' year of service will provide an opportunity to maximize her busy schedule promoting her platform while providing a comfortable home space in one of Central Arkansas' premier properties," said Miss Arkansas Executive Director Jessie Ward Bennett.

Arkansas Furniture of Hot Springs and John and Missy Gibson, also of Hot Springs, will be sponsoring the furnishings for the new apartment.

Jim Lindsey, the founder and owner of Lindsey Management Company, Inc., is married to Miss Arkansas 1965 Nita Van Hook.

 


 

DID YOU WIN A SCHOLARSHIP AT MISS ARKANSAS?

Scholarship Notification 2014

 


June 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Campbell wins the title of Miss Arkansas 2014
Toni Bahn – Director of Media Relations - missarkansaspress@yahoo.com

HOT SPRINGS – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell won the title of Miss Arkansas 2014 Saturday night at the 77th Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant. The pageant took place at Summit Arena in Hot Springs in front of a crowd of approximately 3,000.

Campbell, 20, won a $20,000 scholarship provided by Ted and Shannon Boy Skokos and Citgo. She will also receive more than $75,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation, and gifts. Campbell will represent Arkansas at the 2015 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 “Aim Higher: Setting Our Sights on Higher Education” and speaking in support of the goals of the Miss Arkansas and Miss America system.

Campbell was crowned by the outgoing Miss Arkansas, Amy Crain, of Hot Springs.

This was Campbell's first time to compete in the Miss Arkansas Pageant.

More than $86,000 in scholarships were awarded Saturday night to various contestants in decisions made by a panel of five judges. Emcees for the evening were KATV's Chris Kane and Miss Arkansas 2004 Lacy Fleming Glover.

Campbell is a junior at the University of Arkansas. She is a business administration major. For her talent selection she performed a vocal to “Note to God.”

Campbell is the daughter of Roger and Tonia Campbell of Hindsville. Campbell was Miss Arkansas' Outstanding Teen 2011 and was awarded the Most Photogenic Award was chosen in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant.

Other awards won by Campbell include Alpha and Preliminary Swimsuit; Alpha and Overall Arrival; the Hudgens Business Leadership Award; the Jessie Bennett Leadership Award; Tony Bowls People's Choice Award; a Top Newcomer Award; Julie Blackwood “Smart” Swimsuit Award, Ashlen Batson Esprit De Corp Award and was the third-place finisher in the Children's Miracle Network Miracle Maker fundraising competition.

The other Top Five Finalists were:
1st runner-up Miss Metro Bailey Moses of Cabot - a student at Arkansas State University-Beebe (receiving a $8,000 scholarship sponsored by Charles and Susie Morgan): 
2nd runner-up Miss Spirit of Arkansas Loren McDaniel of Van Buren - a student at the University of Arkansas (receiving a $7,000 scholarship sponsored by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Foundation): 
3rd runner up Miss Ouachita Baptist University Abby Lindsey of Van Buren - a student at Ouachita Baptist University  (receiving a $6,000 scholarship sponsored by Former Miss Arkansas Association):
4th runner-up:  Miss Diamond Lakes Lauren Howell of Conway - a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas (receiving at $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Scott Heffington):


The five semi-finalists were (each receiving a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Susie & Charles Morgan; Oaklawn Park; Brittany & Clay Combs; Regions Bank, Hot Springs):
*Miss Petit Jean Valley Claire Hodgson of Russellville - a student at Arkansas Tech University
*Miss UCA Makenzie Moore of Harrison -a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas
*Miss Arkansas Delta Jacey Winn of Wynne - a student at the University of Arkansas
*Miss Henderson State University Brittney Humphrey of Fordyce - a student at Henderson State University
*Miss Frisco Springs Samantha Hudon of Hot Springs - a student at the University of Central Arkansas

[Full awards list follows below]

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 77th Anniversary of the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant. Several former Miss Arkansas' were on hand for the crowning of the new Miss Arkansas including Miss Arkansas 1963 and Miss America 1964 Donna Axum Whitworth and Miss Arkansas 1983 Regina Hopper. Both Whitworth and Hopper serve on the Miss America Board of Directors and were here to help present the Miss America Community Service and Scholar Awards.

Miss Arkansas Ashton Campbell will host a press conference at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22nd on the 2nd floor of the Austin Hotel. All media are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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

2014 MISS ARKANSAS FINAL AWARDS LIST – listed with their scholarship amounts

Miss Arkansas 2014 ($20,000) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

1st Runner Up ($8,000) – Miss Metro Bailey Moses

2nd Runner Up ($7,000) – Miss Spirit of Arkansas Loren McDaniel

3rd Runner Up ($6,000) – Miss Ouachita Baptist University Abby Lindsey

4th Runner Up ($5,000) – Miss Diamond Lakes Lauren Howell

Coleman Dairy Talent ($2,000) – Miss Northeast Arkansas Bethany Bell

Katie Bailey Swimsuit Award ($1,500) – Miss Metro Bailey Moses

Dr. Paul and Michelle Peek Overall Interview Award ($1,500) – Miss Arkansas Delta Jacey Winn

Overall Evening Gown Award ($1,000) — Miss Diamond Lakes Lauren Howell

Semifinalists ($1,000 each)
*Miss Petit Jean Valley Claire Hodgson
*Miss UCA Makenzie Moore
*Miss Arkansas Delta Jacey Winn
*Miss Henderson State University Brittney Humphrey
*Miss Frisco Springs Samantha Hudon

Places 11 – 15 in no certain order ($500 each) -
Miss White River Klancy Johnson
Miss South Central Stoni Butler
Miss University of Arkansas Riley Snell
Miss Northeast Arkansas Bethany Bell
Miss Western Arkansas Kendreka Myles

Dr. Rhys Branman Newcomer Awards ($500 each) -
*Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell
*Miss Metro Bailey Moses
*Miss Arkansas Delta Jacey Winn

Miss Arkansas Quality of Life Award ($1,000) – Miss University of Central Arkansas Makenzie Moore

Miss America State Scholar ($1,000) – Miss Greater Jacksonville Erica Brewer

Miss America Community Service ($1,000) — Miss Central Arkansas Brooke Cornelius

Gracie Nail Education Award in Talent ($500) – Miss University of Arkansas Riley Snell

Lainie Nail Education Award in Interview ($500) – Miss University of Arkansas Riley Snell

Julie Blackwood Smart Swimsuit Award ($250) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

Most Outstanding Instrumentalist ($250) – Miss Northeast Arkansas Bethany Bell

Ashlen Batson Esprit De Corp ($500) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

Dillard’s Shopping Diva — Miss Spirit of Arkansas Loren McDaniel

MAEDA Crowd Favorite ($250) – Miss Greater Camden Sarah Clayton and Miss Madison County Sara Chappell

Dreamer Scholarship ($250) – Miss Greater Little Rock Brejamin Perkins

Tony Bowls / Mon Cheri People’s Choice ($500) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

Miss Congeniality ($300) -Miss Greater Camden Sarah Clayton and Miss Lights of the Delta Claudia Raffo

Frances Wilson Non-Finalist Vocalist ($500) – Miss Western Arkansas Kendreka Myles

Anne Hardin Memorial Non-Finalist Tap Award ($250) – Miss Central Arkansas Brooke Cornelius

Carolyn Park Non-Finalist Interview ($500) – Miss Arkansas Valley Halle Erwin

McClure Highest Overall Vocalist ($250) – Miss Spirit of Arkansas Loren McDaniel

Jessie Bennett Leadership ($500) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

Hudgens Business Leadership ($1,000) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

Overall Alpha Evening Gown ($250) — Miss Metro Bailey Moses

Overall Alpha Swimsuit ($250) — Miss Metro Bailey Moses

Overall Alpha Interview ($250) — Miss Arkansas Delta Jacey Winn

Overall Alpha Talent ($250) — Miss Lights of the Delta Claudia Raffo

Woman of Courage Award ($1,000) – Miss Greater Jonesboro Destiny Quinn

Marty Walker Memorial Award ($600) – Miss Central Arkansas Makenzie Moore

Combs “Caught Ya” Award ($250) – Miss Greater Jacksonville Erica Brewer

Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Maker – Miss Diamond Lakes Lauren Howell
1st Place – Miss University of Arkansas Riley Snell
2nd Place – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell
3rd Place – Miss Northwest Arkansas Mikaila Wilson
4th Place – Miss Greater Camden – Sarah Clayton

EcoTools Look Beautiful, Live Beautifully Award ($500) – Miss University of Arkansas Riley Snell

Delta Dental Most Beautiful Smile Award ($500) – Miss Conway Chelsy Jones

Renee Fronabarger Overall Arrival Award ($500) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

Alpha Arrival Award ($100) – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell

Alpha Interview Awards ($100 each)
Group A – Miss Sweetheart of Arkansas Emma Jumper
Group B – Miss Metro Bailey Moses
Group C – Miss Arkansas Delta Jacey Winn

Overall Service Before Self Award ($500) – Miss Arkansas River Savannah Valentine

Service Before Self Community Service Award ($250 each)
Wednesday – Miss Texarkana Amber Stone
Thursday – Miss University of Arkansas Riley Snell
Friday – Miss Arkansas River Savannah Valentine

Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Preliminary Award Winners ($1,000 each)
Wednesday – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell
Thursday – Miss Heart of the Ozarks Abby Hile
Friday – Miss Metro Bailey Moses

Artistic Expression in Talent Preliminary Award Winners ($1,400 each)
Wednesday – Miss Northeast Arkansas Bethany Bell
Thursday – Miss Spirit of Arkansas Loren McDaniel
Friday – Miss Western Arkansas Kendreka Myles

Alpha Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award Winners ($100 each)
Wednesday – Miss Ouachita River Ashton Campbell
Thursday – Miss Heart of the Ozarks Abby Hile
Friday – Miss Metro Bailey Moses

Alpha Artistic Expression in Talent Award Winners ($100 each)
Wednesday – Miss Lakes of the Northwest Hannah Gibson
Thursday – Miss Metro Bailey Moses
Friday – Miss Lights of the Delta Claudia Raffo

**For more information on a particular contestant or scholarship please contact missarkansaspress@yahoo.com**

 



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Tentative Dates set for Miss Arkansas Pageant
( Dates are from pre arrival to Miss Arkansas Orientation )


July 8 - 11, 2015
Arrival:  Sunday, July 5, 2015
Preliminary nights:  Wednesday July 8; Thursday, July 9; Friday, July 10
Crowning: Saturday July 11, 2015