More than 40 women from across the state traveled to Little Rock this past weekend to compete in the 2019 Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.

Among them was 2018 Miss University of Central Arkansas Ebony Mitchell.

While Mitchell didn’t take home the state title – Darynne Dahlem from Greenwood was crowned –the Harrison native did finish in the top 15, which she told the Log Cabin Democrat on Monday, was “incredible,” and was awarded $2,400 in scholarship money.

This is Mitchell’s third time to compete in the annual event.

“I have never made the top anything at Miss Arkansas so it was great to hear my name called,” she said.

Mitchell said if had to summarize how this year went, she’d use the words busy, fun, preparation and pride.

“I have so much pride for my university and to be able to represent them with a top 15 finish is incredible,” she said. “Darynne Dahlem took the crown and she is very deserving.”

Mitchell said this was Dahlem’s fifth try at Miss Arkansas.

“She was amazing all week long,” the Miss UCA contestant recalled.

She said her favorite moment from the competition week was being awarded the Act of Kindness award.

“This award is chosen based on which girl was caught in an act of kindness throughout the week, and I am over the moon about being the recipient,” Mitchell said.

More than 40 women from across the state traveled to Little Rock this past weekend to compete in the 2019 Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.

Among them was 2018 Miss University of Central Arkansas Ebony Mitchell.

While Mitchell didn’t take home the state title – Darynne Dahlem from Greenwood was crowned –the Harrison native did finish in the top 15, which she told the Log Cabin Democrat on Monday, was “incredible,” and was awarded $2,400 in scholarship money.

This is Mitchell’s third time to compete in the annual event.

“I have never made the top anything at Miss Arkansas so it was great to hear my name called,” she said.

Mitchell said if had to summarize how this year went, she’d use the words busy, fun, preparation and pride.

“I have so much pride for my university and to be able to represent them with a top 15 finish is incredible,” she said. “Darynne Dahlem took the crown and she is very deserving.”

Mitchell said this was Dahlem’s fifth try at Miss Arkansas.

“She was amazing all week long,” the Miss UCA contestant recalled.

She said her favorite moment from the competition week was being awarded the Act of Kindness award.

“This award is chosen based on which girl was caught in an act of kindness throughout the week, and I am over the moon about being the recipient,” Mitchell said.

The 22-year-old said this is something she would love to do again.

“I have a feeling you may be seeing me back on the Miss Arkansas stage next summer,” Mitchell said. “I had so many people supporting me this year, my board, family, friends, and UCA. It truly was a great week.”