Miss Troy University Pageant set for Jan. 30

Posted: Thursday, 21 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Ten Troy University students will compete for the title of Miss Troy University on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The 39th annual Miss Troy University Pageant will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Adult admission is $10 and student admission is $5.

The winner will serve as an ambassador for the university and will compete for the title of Miss Alabama in June.

Contestants are judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.

Contestants in this year’s pageant are:

  • Mary Allison Cross, a graduate student in counseling from Smiths. Her platform is “Promoting Rural Health;”
  • Casey East, a graduate student in English education from Banks. Her platform is “Operation Military Kids;”
  • Rachel Ellis, a junior broadcast journalism major from Atmore. Her platform is “Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY) USA;”
  • Allison Farrington, a graduate student in Education from Andalusia. Her platform is “Changing Lives of Children through Reading;”
  • Kathryn Hobgood, a senior biology major from Semmes. Her platform is “Put it Down and Drive.”
  • Megan Picklesimer, a junior broadcast journalism major from Chelsea. Her platform is “Encouraging the Love of Language Arts;”
  • Allison Reynolds is a freshman human resource management major from Auburn. Her platform is “Relational Aggression Awareness among Teenage Girls;”
  • Sydnii Todd, a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Birmingham. Her platform is “Cell Phone Sense;”
  • Hannah Waldrop, a sophomore elementary education major from Montgomery. Her platform is “Sponsor a Child through Compassion International;”
  • Caitlyn Wade, a senior political science major from Opelika. Her platform is “Raise Your Vote.”