Sarah Barnett, a sophomore dietetics major from Stuttgart, last Friday was crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas 2009 by Miss UCA 2008 Sarah Slocum. Barnett was awarded a one-year tuition-and-fees scholarship and over $3,000 in cash and prizes. During her reign as Miss UCA, she will make numerous appearances to promote her platform, “Green is the New Black.”
Barnett was sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and is the daughter of Mike and Cheryl Shook and Mark Barnett. She will compete for the title of Miss Arkansas 2009 in Hot Springs in July 2009.
Other winners were: Overall Talent Winner and 1st Runner up Melissa Davis; Overall Swimsuit Winner, Photogenic Award, and 2nd Runner up Jessica Norris; UCA Panhellenic Bear Spirit Award, Overall Interview Winner and 3rd Runner up Erin Kay; Academic Excellence Award, Overall Evening Gown Winner and 4th Runner up Alicia Haflich; Early Bird Award Winner Leslie Bagwell and Producers Award Winner Megan Daniels.
Miss Arkansas 2008 Ashlen Batson, Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Sloane Roberts, Miss UCA 2008 Sarah Slocum, the Alpha Sigma Alpha Phoenix Dancers, and Alpha Sigma Alpha member Alli Smith provided entertainment. The pageant is sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha and the Miss UCA Board of Directors.