Eleven young women will compete for the title of Miss University of Central Arkansas 2014 on Friday in Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening will be Miss Arkansas 2007 Katie Bailey Harris.
Miss Arkansas 2013 Amy Crain, Miss UCA 2013 Lauren Howell and some of her students, The Dynamics, Alpha Sigma Alpha Phoenix Dancers, UCA Honeybear Dance Team and Allie Burnett will provide entertainment for the evening.
The winner will receive a $6,000 scholarship to UCA and more than $6,000 in other awards and prizes. Scholarships and awards totaling $3,750 will be awarded to other winners during the pageant.
Each contestant competes individually in five phases of competition: Presentation and Community Achievement in Private Interview, Artistic Expression in Talent, Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Presence and Poise in Evening Wear, and On-Stage Question.
Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. the day of the pageant in the lobby of Reynolds Performance Hall and are $5 for UCA students, staff and faculty with an ID, $5 for children 12 years and under, and $10 for the general public.
General admission seating will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Miss UCA program books will be available for $5. Miss UCA and Miss Arkansas will be available before the pageant and during intermission for autographs. The Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant is sponsored by The Miss UCA Board of Directors and Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.