March 10, 2017
Eight women compete for Miss Huntingdon title
Montgomery, Ala.—The annual Miss Huntingdon Pageant will be held Saturday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. in Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater on the College’s Cloverdale Campus at 1125 Cloverdale Road, with eight Huntingdon women competing for the title and scholarships. The pageant, which will feature talent, casual wear, and formal wear portions, is free and open to the public.
The contestants are:
- Colleen Collins, a freshman religion major from Crestview, Florida. Collins is a member of Freshman Forum, the Huntingdon Marching Scarlet and Grey, Campus Ministries Discipleship and Worship Team, the Leadership Initiative, and Phi Mu women’s fraternity. She serves in children’s ministry at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, and has served at Blue Lake Chrysalis and Blue Lake Camp. She is sponsored by the Freshman Forum and her platform is St. Jude Research Hospital.
- Madison Fitzwater, a junior psychology major from Chelsea, Alabama. Fitzwater is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity, which is her sponsor. She is a majorette with the Marching Scarlet and Grey and serves as a Huntingdon Student Recruiter and as a member of the Panhellenic Executive Council, the Psychology Club, and the Women’s Center. Her community service includes Toys for Tots, Operation Christmas Child, Common Ground Ministries, the Jingle Bell Run, and with her platform organization, Hope Inspired Ministries.
- Aina Grods, a junior communication studies major from Excel, Alabama. Grods is a majorette with and is sponsored by the Marching Scarlet and Grey. She is a member of the Leadership Initiative, Campus Ministries, and the Communication Studies Multi-Media Team. Her community service has been with Englewood Nursing Home and her platform is Autism Speaks.
- Lindsey Hicks, a sophomore Elementary Education/Collaborative Special Education major from Tallassee, Alabama. Hicks is a member of the Marching Scarlet and Grey, the Ball Hawks Pep Band, and the Huntingdon Winds Concert Band. She has been a member of Freshman Forum, the Women’s Center, Diamond Dolls, Campus Ministries, and Chi Omega women’s fraternity, for which she serves as community service and philanthropy director. Her community service has been with First United Methodist Church-Tallassee’s Vacation Bible School and Choir Camp, and with Big Red Day of Service, Owl-o-ween, MLK Day of Service, and the Montgomery Humane Society. Her platform is the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and her sponsor is Chi Omega.
- Macy Martin, a junior Elementary Education/Collaborative Special Education major from Albany, Georgia. Martin is sponsored by Phi Mu women’s fraternity, of which she is a member. She is also a member of Diamond Dolls, the Concert Choir, and has been a delegate to the Panhellenic Council. Her community service has been with Bear Exploration Center, Christ United Methodist Church, Operation Christmas Child, DAR Cheehaw Chapter, the Montgomery Humane Society, and the SOWEGA Senior Center. Her platform is Read Across America.
- Zoya Robinson, a sophomore business administration major from Montgomery, Alabama. Robinson is a member of and is sponsored by the Huntingdon Leadership Initiative. She is a member of the women’s tennis team, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and the Accounting Club. She has served with Church of the Highlands, MLK Day of Service, the Montgomery Clean City Commission, the Montgomery Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Elevate Life Church. Her platform is Dream Court.
- Josie Waddell, a sophomore exercise science major from Tuscumbia, Alabama. Waddell, a member of and sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, is a member of Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity, Huntingdon Student Recruiters, Campus Ministries, and the Women’s Tennis Team. She has served with Girls on the Run, which is her platform, and with the Montgomery Humane Society, Make-a-Wish, Aldersgate United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry, and Helen Keller Hospital.
- Taylor Young, a sophomore business administration and art major from Wetumpka, Alabama. Young is sponsored by the Business Club. She is a member of Phi Mu women’s fraternity, a majorette for the Marching Scarlet and Grey, and a Panhellenic delegate. She has served with Wetumpka Middle School , GIRL POWER, G.L.A.M., M.A.N.E., and the Montgomery Humane Shelter Haunted House. She runs her own business, OTE Fashion Designs. Her platform is Beanies for Boo-Boos.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America” by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
-- Suellen (Su) Ofe Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Huntingdon College 1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591 www.huntingdon.edu