Ten Troy University students will compete for the title of Miss Troy University on Saturday, Jan. 29.
The pageant, which is being held for the 49th time, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for the general public.
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 and social impact pitch, talent, and red carpet.
Contestants in this year’s pageant are:
- Mary Grace Brannon is a senior K-6 Elementary Education major from Dothan, Alabama. Her social impact platform is “Let’s T.H.I.N.K.” — Encouraging the youth of today to T.H.I.N.K. before speaking and before posting. She will perform a tap routine to “Stayin’ Alive.”
- Caroline Alexis Clark is a senior English major from Ozark, Alabama. Her social impact platform is “Balancing the Scales: A Voice for Victims.” She will be vocally performing “I Won’t Let Go.”
- Jordan Dominguez is a sophomore Human Services major from Cottondale, Florida. Her social impact platform is “Adopting the Innocent.” She will be performing “Amazing Grace” on the trumpet.
- Jessica Edwards is graduate student studying Social Work from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her social impact platform is “Black Child Literacy: Diversify American Content through Cultural Arts and Leadership Literacy.” She will be performing a vocal musical performance of “Be a Lion” from the Broadway production “The Wiz.”
- QuinDesia Edwards is a senior Criminal Justice major from Anniston, Alabama. Her social impact platform is “Inviting Others to the Table” — Conquering the Global Issue of Hunger. She will be performing a spoken word entitled “Beautiful Souls.”
- Kaleyah Gilbert is a sophomore Graphic Design major from Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. Her social impact platform is Celebrating Women of Color. She will be reciting the poem “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes.
- Abigail Grantham is a sophomore English Language Arts Education major from Donalsonville, Georgia. Her social impact platform is “I Wish to Make-A-Wish Come True.” She will be vocally performing “El Tra La La y el Punteado.”
- Cydney Hicks is a sophomore Nursing major from Slocomb, Alabama. Her social impact initiative is “Advocating for Suicide Awareness.” She will be performing a musical theater dance to “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from the musical SMASH.
- Marybeth Porter is a freshmen Nursing major from Thorsby, Alabama. Her social impact initiative is “Girl on a Mission” — promoting self-esteem and confidence in adolescent and preadolescent young ladies. She will be singing “Elastic Heart” by Lauren Spencer-Smith.
- Marileigh Urdang is a junior Social Work major from Prattville, Alabama. Her social impact platform is “Making Healthcare Accessible.” She will be performing a cover of “Zombie” by the Cranberries on alto saxophone.