TROY—Sydnii Todd, a junior broadcast journalism major from Birmingham, was crowned the 40th Miss Troy University Saturday afternoon and will represent the University in the 2011 Miss Alabama Pageant.
Ms. Todd was crowned by last year's Miss Troy University, Alison Farrington, and Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor at the culmination of the pageant, held at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.
Ms. Todd, who won the swimsuit competition, is the holder of the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education Scholarship. She was a Top 8 finalist in Alabama’s Junior Miss, was captain of her high school varsity dance team and is a Certified Teen Court Volunteer. She was 2008 Jefferson County Junior Miss.
Her talent was a jazz dance entitled “Working Day and Night,” and her platform is “Cell Phone Sense,” which centers on texting while driving and mobile manners.
KeLeigh Edwards, a freshman elementary education major from Smiths Station, was chosen first runner-up, while Ariel Tingle, a sophomore elementary education major from Tuscaloosa, was named second runner-up. The third runner-up, Hillary Anderson, a freshman political science major from Rehobeth, was also the talent award winner and was chosen Miss Congeniality. Caitlin Crowe, a freshman broadcast journalism major from Tuscaloosa, was the fourth runner-up, while Courtney Smith, a freshman marketing major from Gurley, was the People’s Choice winner.