Tweeting Away from Miss Purdue
Posted by boilermakerag
I hope everyone is having a great Valentine’s day weekend! I’m sure they’ve been filled with fun activities, but if you are looking for something else to do this evening, you should come out to the Miss Purdue Scholarship Pageant which is being held in Fowler Hall at 5 p.m. But if you can’t make it, don’t worry. I will be there covering the event LIVE via Twitter so be sure to tune in!
In case you aren’t familiar with Miss Purdue, here is a little background information:
The Miss Purdue University Scholarship Pageant is an annual scholarship competition where the winner goes on to compete in the Miss Indiana pageant. The Miss Purdue Pageant is put on by local sponsors and is a part of the Miss America umbrella organization. The first Miss Purdue University was crowned in 1957 and has been a big tradition on Purdue’s campus. To be eligible to compete, girls must be full-time students on Purdue’s campus and must be in good academic standing.
On their journey to becoming Miss Purdue, the girls go through several rounds of competition. Before the pageant, each girl is interviewed by a panel of judges and this score goes to a huge part of their final score after the evening portion. During the actual on-stage portion, there are four rounds: swimsuit, talent, evening gown, and on-stage question.
In addition to the actual competition, the girls take part in a fundraiser for Riley’s Children’s Miracle Network which is the national platform on the Miss America Organization. They girls also choose their own platform issue which they wish to support. These issues can be a cause they support, an organization they are a part of, or just something they are passionate about.
This year, we have two competitors representing the College of Ag and I am really looking forward to how they are going to do! I competed in this last year, and it was an awesome experience.
I will be writing a blog later tonight recapping the event, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be Tweeting before the event starts! I will be giving regular updates on the competition and how our CoA girls are doing so that everyone can cheer them on, even if you aren’t at the contest.
As a past contestant, I am wishing good luck to all of this year’s competitors and will definitely be there to support my fellow sisters in agriculture!! See you in Fowler!