The 2013 Miss Ouachita Baptist University Pageant will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus. The 17 women competing for the crown will participate in categories including: talent, evening gown, onstage question, private interview and fitness.
Miss OBU is part of the Miss America organization and a longstanding tradition at Ouachita that provides scholarship to winning contestants. The Miss America organization “is the No. 1 scholarship provider for women in the United States,” Harper said. “We’re excited about the pageant this year. We’re really excited for the girls who are going to compete.
“The winner of Miss OBU is a representative for Ouachita at the Miss Arkansas Pageant,” Harper added. “Since 2008, Miss OBU has been in the top 15 every year,” including 2011 when Miss OBU Kristen Glover was crowned Miss Arkansas.
This year’s 17 pageant contestants are:
Tickets are $11 each for the general public and $6 each for current Ouachita students with a valid OBU ID. Tickets are available at the Jones Performing Arts Center Box Office from 1-5 p.m. weekdays or online at www.obu.edu/boxoffice. For more information, contact the box office during office hours at (870) 245-5563.
By Kristen Barnard