The 2012 Miss Ouachita Baptist University Pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on the Ouachita campus. This year, 17 women will compete for the title as they also compete for awards in lifestyle and fitness, private interview, poise and presence in evening gown, talent and onstage question.
Directors of the annual pageant are OBU alumni Justin Harper and Kirt Thomas. Becca Woodall, OBU assistant director of campus activities, as well as the special events committee of Ouachita’s Student Senate also help coordinate the event.
“Miss OBU has always been a fun memory of mine here at school,” said Aaren Crews, a senior early childhood education major from Arkadelphia who is on the Student Senate committee. “I am really excited to be behind the scenes at an event with girls who truly represent Ouachita so well.”
The 17 women competing for the crown include:
Along with Kristen Glover, Miss OBU 2011, current students will serve on the Court of Honor as entertainment during the pageant, including: Stephanie Batsel, a senior music major from Mansfield, Texas; Joseph Hurst, a sophomore music major from Morrilton, Ark.; Lola McClendon, a senior musical theatre and Spanish major from Springdale, Ark.; and Kiley Wright, a junior biology major from Glenwood, Ark.
Tickets are $10 each for the general public and $5 for current Ouachita students. Tickets are available at the Jones Performing Arts Center Box Office from 1-5 p.m. weekdays or online at www.obu.edu/finearts. For more information, contact the box office during office hours at (870) 245-5563.