March 13, 2019
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Smithart Crowned Miss Huntingdon 2019
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College junior Linsey Smithart of Andalusia, Alabama, was crowned Miss Huntingdon 2019 Saturday evening, March 9, at the conclusion of the annual campus scholarship pageant. Seventeen women participated in this year’s pageant, with freshman Brynn McGlamery of Powder Springs, Georgia, winning 1st Alternate honors; sophomore Mary Stanley of Panama City, Florida, named 2nd Alternate and Miss Congeniality; freshman Anna Grace Lawson of Montgomery named Miss Philanthropic; and junior Savannah Gibbs of Samson, Alabama, voted by the audience as the Crowd Favorite. The pageant was under the direction of the Huntingdon College Office of Student Affairs and student leaders Addison Archie and Jordan Fleming.
Earlier in the day, each of the 17 contestants met with the panel of three outside judges during the interview portion of the competition, which counted for 30 percent of the fina, score. In the competition each candidate was scored for self expression and introduction (15%), talent (25%), and overall poise, platform, and the contestant’s answer to an on-stage question (30%).
Smithart, the daughter of Darrell and Tina Smithart of Andalusia, Alabama, was sponsored for the pageant by her sisters in Chi Omega women’s fraternity, for whom she serves as secretary and director of programming. A member of the Class of 2020 who is majoring in both chemistry and psychology, Smithart is a member and president-elect of the Exchange Club and is active in Campus Ministries, the Psychology Club, the Student Alumni Association, and Student Recruiters. She is a member of the College’s Honors Program and plans a career in dentistry. For her talent, she sang “The House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals.
1st Alternate Brynn McGlamery is a native of Powder Springs, Georgia, and the daughter of Brian and Michelle McGlamery. A Class of 2022 member majoring in religion, she is active in Campus Ministries and the Tuesday Night Worship team. She sang “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” while playing guitar for her talent performance.
2nd Alternate Mary Stanley was also elected by her pageant co-contestants as Miss Congeniality. Stanley is the daughter of Jack and Stacy Stanley of Panama City, Florida, and was sponsored for the pageant by her sisters in Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity. A Class of 2021 psychology major, she serves on the Panhellenic executive council, as a senator in the Student Government Association, as a scholarship cadet in Air Force ROTC, and as a member of the Honors Program and of Campus Ministries. She played “The River Flows in You” on the piano for the talent portion of the competition.
Former Student Government president Savannah Gibbs, Class of 2020, from Samson, Alabama, was elected Crowd Favorite by pageant viewers. She is the daughter of the late Kevan Carter Gibbs, Elizabeth Taylor Gibbs, and Jim McCluskey. An accounting major and professional communications minor, Gibbs is a member of the Business and Accounting Club, Phi Mu women’s fraternity, the Student Alumni Association, and the Campus Activities Board. For the talent portion of the competition, she performed sign language to “This Is Me.”
In keeping with the College motto, “Enter to Grow In Wisdom; Go Forth to Apply Wisdom in Service,” a Miss Philanthropic title is part of the annual competition. Class of 2022 music education major Anna Grace Lawson of Montgomery was elected Miss Philanthropic by her Huntingdon peers. The daughter of Scott Lawson, Ricky Hill, and Jessica Hill, she is a member of Chi Omega women’s fraternity, the Student Government Association, the Freshman Leadership Initiative, the Marching Scarlet and Grey, Huntingdon Winds concert band, BallHawks Pep Band, the Concert Choir, the Jazz Choir, the Gospel Choir, Campus Ministries, the Student Alumni Association, the Exchange Club, and the Drama Club.
In addition to the pageant honorees, the following women participated in the pageant:
Autumn Allday, Class of 2020, is a native of Valley Grande, Alabama, and the daughter of Michelle and Don Johnson and Dewayne Allday. An exercise science major and psychology minor, she is a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity and a senator in the Student Government Association. She is a member of the Campus Activities Board, the Student Alumni Association, and the Psychology Club.
Class of 2020 member Isabella Barrera is the daughter of Jeff and Anita Barrera and Chris and Joy Cannis of Montgomery. She is a member of the College’s Concert Choir, Huntingdon Allies, and Chi Omega women’s fraternity. She is majoring in English.
Lucy Burch, Class of 2021, a communication studies major, is the daughter of Brian and Lynn Burch of Florence, Alabama. She is a member of the Huntingdon women’s tennis team and serves as a Student Recruiter and a leader in Campus Ministries, the Student Government Association, and the Exchange Club. A member of Chi Omega women’s fraternity, she serves as a Panhellenic delegate and was recently elected secretary for the Student Government Association executive council.
Abigail Cody, a biochemistry major in the Class of 2022, is the daughter of Dan and Heather Cody of Brownsburg, Indiana. She is a member of Phi Mu women’s fraternity, the Freshman Leadership Initiative, and the women’s golf team.
Chloe Duke, a member of the Class of 2022 from Headland, Alabama, is the daughter of Richard and Tammie Johannes. A communication studies major, she is a member of College Democrats, the Freshman Leadership Initiative, and serves as a Hawkette for the Marching Scarlet and Grey. She is a sister of Phi Mu women’s fraternity, a Student Government Association senator, and serves as communications director for Huntingdon College Democrats.
Pelham, Alabama, native Addison Fuller is the daughter of Brahm and Melissa Fuller and is a business administration major in the Class of 2022. She serves in the Student Government Association, the Business Club, the Political Science Club, the Tuesday Night Worship team, the Student Alumni Association, the Freshman Leadership Initiative, the Orientation Leadership Team, and as a Hawkette for the Marching Scarlet and Grey.
Class of 2022 member Shira Hamby is the daughter of Thurston Hamby III and Debbie J. Hamby of Birmingham, Alabama. A biochemistry major, she is a member of the College’s Chess Club, the Pre-Health Professions Club, the Huntingdon Winds Concert Band, the Honors Program, and Chi Omega women’s fraternity.
Noah Harrison, Class of 2020, is the daughter of Douglas and Robin Harrison of Montgomery, Alabama, majoring in communication studies and English. She is a member of the women’s volleyball team, a Student Recruiter, an Orientation Leader, and a member of the Campus Activities Board, Lambda Pi Eta communications honorary, and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
Tori Parks, a chemistry major from Destin, Florida, is the daughter of Tony and Judy Parks. She is a member of the Honors Program, the Huntingdon Judicial Board, the Campus Activities Board, and of the Campus Ministries worship team, and serves as a senator for the Student Government Association and as a sister in Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity.
Class of 2022 music/vocal performance major JaQuiatta Posey is the daughter of Walter (II) and RaShanda Posey of Montgomery. She is a member of the Black Student Union, the Huntingdon Concert Choir, Huntingdon Jazz, Huntingdon Allies, and serves as treasurer for the American Choral Directors Association.
Riley Szabo of Satsuma, Alabama, is the daughter of Jennifer and Edward Szabo and an English major at Huntingdon. She is a member of the Marching Scarlet and Grey, BallHawks Pep Band, Huntingdon Jazz, Huntingdon Winds Concert Band, Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity, and the Library Redesign Team.
Laura Vermillion, a member of the Class of 2021 from Montgomery, Alabama, is the daughter of John and Michele Vermillion. She is an English/secondary education major active in Chi Omega women’s fraternity, the Exchange Club, the Concert Choir, the Chamber Ensemble, and the Panhellenic Council.
Miss Huntingdon 2019 was crowned by Miss Huntingdon 2018, Cassidy Oswald. The title carries a $1,000 scholarship, while the first alternate receives a $600 scholarship and the second alternate receives a $400 scholarship.
Huntingdon College has been named a top 6 regional Best Value and top 11 regional college in the South by U.S. News and World Report; among a list of Colleges that Change Lives, by Washington Monthly; among the Best Colleges in Alabama and the Best Small Colleges in America by College Consensus; and among the Best Colleges: Region by Region (South) by the Princeton Review. Through the Huntingdon Plan, each full-time day student is provided a laptop computer, books and information resources, active learning experiences, and senior-year travel-study opportunities—all within regular tuition and fees. Huntingdon College continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church.
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