Miss Arkansas!

What a great week at Miss Arkansas! I am so thankful for the multiple blessings that came from competing in the Miss Arkansas 2010 pageant! Friday night, I was announced as the top Preliminary talent winner and I was so overwhelmed with joy that the entire moment seems like a fog. On Saturday, I was announced in the top ten and was eventually named 3rd runner up after competing in all phases of competition again. I also was given the Green is Beautiful Award for having a green lifestyle and the Miss Arkansas Association Crowd Favorite Award. I finished the week with a total of $7,550 in scholarship money... enough money to pay for all books and tuition at Ouachita for my senior year!! wow!

I am also thankful for the frienships that I made with other contestants and backstage volunteers. Miss Arkansas can be a long week, but these friendships enriched my week by making it more enjoyable and memorable. I remember being called for the top ten on Saturday night and I heard several vocal cheers from fellow contestants. What a wonderful victory! I am so thankful for these friendships! I enjoyed every moment of competing for Miss Arkansas!
Good luck to Miss Arkansas, Alyse Eady, for an adventurous and memorable year of service! I know that she will do an incredible job and will always be remembered for being a great entertainer!
Evening gown competition with my princess, Riley.
For talent competition, I performed a tap dance to "I got Rhythm"
Presentation of Friday night Preliminary Talent Award
Friday night visitation with Josh after winning the Preliminary Talent Award

Top Five with Miss Arkansas 2010, Alyse Eady