Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tonight's State Pageants: Veterans Capture the Crowns!

Click on names in blue for videos and links.

Miss Alabama
Liz Cochran

Education: Birmingham-Southern College: Pre-Med
Talent: Jazz Dance "He Lives In You"
Platform: With Every Beat - Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Pageant Past: 2nd RU in '07, Top 10 in '08
Awards: Preliminary Swimsuit

Miss Kansas
Rebecca (Becki Jo) Ronen

Education: Kansas State: Trumpet Performance
Talent: Trumpet "Stars in a Velvety Sky"
Platform: A Heart for Art: Supporting Creativity in our Children
Pageant Past: 3rd RU '08
Awards: none

Miss Missouri
Tara Osseck

Education: Truman State University: Health Science and Pre-Optometry
Talent: Tap Dance "A Wild, Wild Party"
Platform: Raising Awareness of Eating Disorders
Pageant Past: Top 10 in '07, 4th RU in '08
Awards: none

Miss Nebraska
Brittany Jeffers

Education: University of Nebraska - Lincoln: Graduate
Talent: Dance “So Much Better” from Legally Blond
Platform: Uniquely Me: Promoting self-esteem in adolescent girls
Pageant Past: Top 10 in '05, 2nd RU in '06, 1st RU in '07, Top 10 @ National Sweetheart in '07 and 3rd RU in '08

Interview and Preliminary Evening Gown

Miss New Mexico
Nicole Miner

Education: University of New Mexico & University of North Texas: Music
Talent: vocal "Foolish Games"
Platform: Saving Lives: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Pageant Past: 4th RU in '06, 2nd RU in '07 and 1st RU in '08
Awards: Preliminary Swimsuit and Talent

Miss Oklahoma
Taylor Treat

Education: University of Oklahoma: Human Relations
Talent: Ballet en point to "Palladio"
Platform: Helping Teenagers Fight Anorexia
Pageant Past: Top 10 in '07 and 3rd RU in '08
Awards: Preliminary Talent and Swimsuit awards

Miss Wyoming
Anna Nelson

Education: University of Wyoming
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Underage Drinking
Pageant Past: Semifinalist to Miss Wyoming Teen USA in '07
Awards: unknown


A month ago the very first state pageant of the season was held:

Miss New Hampshire
Lindsey Graham

Education: Fordham University:
Broadcast Journalism
Talent: Vocal and Piano “Hallelujah”
Platform: "Loud & Sound: Speaking Out for Mental Illness"
Pageant Past: competed in '06 and '07; Top 10 in '08
Awards: Community Service and Academic Awards


As always, I got these photos and information from a variety of online sources; please leave additions and corrections as comments.

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