What a great evening to see the talent and poise of 10 young ladies who competed in the 58th Miss ETBU Pageant held Saturday evening April 5th, in Baker Auditorium at East Texas Baptist University. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening was Dr. Emily Prevost, E TBU Director of Leadership.
When Dr. Prevost announced Contestant #3 Sarah Alvis as the new Miss ETBU it took a few seconds for her to react as she was totally caught off guard. The sophomore nursing major from Fort Worth said afterwards, “It was the last thing I would have ever thought. When I even entered this pageant, I did not ever expect to win. I expected to have a great time with the girls. Winning was the last thing on my radar.”
Last year’s Miss ETBU, Macy Freeman, along with ETBU President Dr. Dub Olver and Student Government President Kinsey Kent crowned Miss Alvis before a large enthusiastic crowd.
Miss Alvis, representing University Apartments, is the daughter of John and Cherie Alvis. While attending ETBU, Sarah has been involved in the University Scholars Program, and served as a Resident Assistant for University Apartments. She has made the Dean’s List with Honors for three semesters while at ETBU. She says her ministry is serving her residents in her position as Resident Assistant. She attends Crossroads Community Church in Longview. After graduation Sarah plans to work as a nurse, obtain her Doctorate of Nursing Practice, and serve wherever the Lord leads her. Sarah enjoys reading, baking, dancing, traveling, nursing, hiking, and learning about other cultures.
Jermaca Brown, a junior kinesiology major from Fairfield, was selected first runner up. Miss Brown, representing Baptist Student Ministry, is the daughter of Greg and Sonya Gibson.
Selected second runner up was sophomore business major Paige Redmon of Bonham. Miss Redmon representing the ETBU Spirit Program is the daughter of Gary and Kelli Redmon. Miss Redmon also received the Best Talent Award.
The Miss Congeniality Award went to junior nursing major Natalie Pippin of Marshall. Miss Pippin, representing Texas Nursing Student’s Association, is the daughter of Randy and Sally Pippin.
The remaining Miss ETBU contestants and the campus organizations they represented included: sophomore Hannah Parks of Burleson, representing Student Foundation; sophomore Natalie Davis of Houston, representing Linebery Hall; junior Audrey Winders of Kingwood, representing the American Marketing Association; sophomore Sally Perkins of League City, representing Alpha Psi Omega; junior Jenny Utterback of Rowlett, representing the Athletic Training Education Program; and junior Lynlea Hansen of Houston, representing Ornelas Hall.
To view a video of the announcement click here.
To read the bios of each contestant printed in the Marshall News Messenger, click here.