TROY—Three Troy University students are among the 48 contestant competing for the crown of Miss Alabama, June 9-12 on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham.
Troy students Allison Farrington, Sydnii Todd and Marjorie Yessick will compete for the title and the opportunity to represent the state of Alabama in the Miss America Pageant.
Farrington, a 23-year-old graduate student from Andalusia, will represent the University as the 2010 winner of the Miss Troy University Pageant. Farrington, who is pursuing a master’s degree in education, received her bachelor’s degree from TROY in 2009. She is the daughter of Jay and Beverly Farrington and her platform is “Changing the Lives of Children through Reading.” She will perform the vocal selection “I Believe” for her talent.
Todd, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, will compete under the title of Miss Magnolia. The Birmingham resident’s platform is “Cell Phone Sense,” and she will perform a dance to “It’s About that Walk” for her talent.
Yessick, a nursing major from Northport, will compete under the title of Miss Smiths Station. A former Miss Troy University, Yessick will perform a dance to “God Speaking.” Her platform is “Heart Gallery Alabama.”
During the competition, contestants are judged in five areas including: talent, swimsuit, interview, evening gown and on-stage question. The contestants are also judged on participation with their platform, which is an organization or cause they support.
The winner of Miss Alabama will receive a $10,000 cash scholarship along with many other prizes and the role of representing the state at the Miss America Pageant.