ETBU Crowns Miss Macy Freeman as Miss ETBU 2013by Mike Midkiff
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MARSHALL, Texas (3/24/13)- East Texas Baptist University held its 57th Miss ETBU Pageant crowning junior nursing major, Macy Freeman of Midlothian, as Miss ETBU 2013. Miss Freeman competed against six other contestants in the pageant held Saturday evening, March 23, 2013, in Baker Auditorium of the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center.
Miss Freeman, representing the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM), is the daughter of Danny and Gina Sutton. While attending ETBU, she is involved in BSM serving as a Charge Ministry Coordinator. Honors and awards received at ETBU include Dean’s List with honors for four semesters, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and American Southwest Conference Academic All-Conference team for the fall 2011 volleyball season.
Last year’s Miss ETBU, Carolyn Stevens, along with ETBU President Dr. Dub Oliver crowned Miss Freeman before a large enthusiastic crowd.
Taylor Davis, a junior Biology major from Bivins, was selected first runner up. Miss Davis, representing All Girl Cheerleading is the daughter of Tim and Twyla Davis.
Selected second runner up was junior International Studies major Kaytlin Norman of Katy. Miss Norman representing Co-Ed Spirit Program is the daughter of Ken and Kay Smith. Miss Norman also received the Best Talent Award.
The Miss Congeniality Award went to junior All-level Kinesiology major Shelbie Welk of Caddo Mills. Miss Welk, representing Kinesiology, is the daughter of Jesse and Jennifer Welk.
The remaining Miss ETBU contestants and the campus organizations they represented included: sophomore Amanda Gill of Austin, representing Delta Pi Theta; freshman Jordan Hendricks of Millington, Tenn., representing Residence Hall Association-Linebery Hall; and junior Esther Jeong of Round Rock, representing University Apartment.
The contestants were judged on personal interview (25%), talent (20%), beauty (20%), student and faculty/staff vote (20%), and on-stage question (15%).
The Miss ETBU Pageant is sponsored by the Student Government Association and is designed to select the young lady who is most representative of ETBU. The candidates are nominated by campus organizations.