Miss UTM to compete for state title
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:01 pm
A University of Tennessee at Martin student will join contestants from across the state in the Miss Tennessee Pageant June 15-18. Final competition is at 8 p.m. June 18 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.
Meagan Meketi of Paris, 2011 Miss University of Tennessee at Martin, will compete, along with Chelsea Chandler of Germantown, 2011 Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival.
Meketi, 21, is a UT Martin biology major. She will perform a piano selection for the talent portion of the competition. Chandler, 23, a Christian Brothers University psychology/music double major, will perform a vocal selection.
“The contestants will have their first official Miss Tennessee duty Sunday at the Old Hickory Mall in Jackson with a meet-and-greet session. The public is encouraged to attend,” said Hollie Holt, Miss UT Martin/Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival director. “Meagan and Chelsea have been preparing for this competition since winning their respective preliminaries pageants in January. They have been busy refining their talent selections, selecting their wardrobes, becoming physically fit and promoting their platforms, community service and the importance of education, while still being full-time students. I feel as though they will represent our community well.”
Miss Tennessee contestants compete in swimsuit, talent, eveningwear, interview and on-stage questions. During the competition, contestants will win more than $75,000 in scholarship funds. Miss Tennessee will compete for the title of Miss America in January 2012.
For more information about the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Program, visit www.misstennessee.org.
Published in The Messenger 6.8.11
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