Moore crowned Miss BPC 2009
|Miss BPC winners (from left) 1st runner up and People's Choice Winner, senior Adrian Bushart, 3rd runner up, senior Allison O'Neill, Miss BPC 2009 and Miss Photogenic and Interview Winner, sophomore Erica Moore, 2nd runner up, senior Martina Fenn, and Price Spirit of BPC Award Winner, sophomore Victoria Frazier.
By Kayla Oliver
BPC Marketing Staff Writer
Sophomore Erica Moore was crowned Miss BPC 2009 during the 2009 Miss Brewton-Parker College Pageant Friday, April 17 in the Gilder Recital Hall.
Moore also took home the Miss Photogenic and the Interview Award.
First runner up was Senior Adrian Bushart. Second runner up was Senior Martina Fenn. And, rounding out the placed category was Senior Allison O’Neill as Third runner up. Miss BPC received a scholarship of $400, a trophy, and a sash. First runner up received a $300 scholarship and a trophy, and both Second and Third runners up received a $100 scholarship. Miss Photogenic received a trophy and the winner of the Interview award received a $100 scholarship.
Two other special prizes were awarded: the People’s Choice Award and the Price Spirit of BPC Award.
The People’s Choice award is given to the audience’s favorite contestant, and is voted on by ballot. The recipient of the People’s Choice Award and a trophy was Miss Adrian Bushart. The Price Spirit of BPC Award is an award given to the contestant that attends all required rehearsals prior to the pageant, displays a Christian attitude and kindness to others at the rehearsals, and is not selected in the top four contestant winners. This is a director’s award based on cooperation and effort put forth by the contestants. The Price award is a Mr. Jimmy Price and Mrs. Millie Holder-Price, alumni members of BPC Class of 1996 and 1997. The recipient of the Price Spirit of BPC Award and a $100 scholarship was Miss Victoria Frazier.
|Miss BPC 2008, Megan Caraway, Miss BPC 2009, Erica Moore, and BPC Homecoming Queen 2009, Emma Franklin.
The Brewton-Parker Student Affairs office sponsored the 2009 Miss Brewton-Parker Pageant at 6:00 in Gilder Recital hall on Friday April 17. It was a night of celebration of poise, beauty: both inner and outer, as well as intellect. Contestants included Bushart, sophomore Ashley Marstellar, O’Neill, sophomore Victoria Frazier, senior Hailey Seats, freshman Kayla Ellenberger, Moore, Fenn, freshman Robin Willis, and freshman Barbara Sue Crane.
Scores were comprised of an on and offstage interview score as well as an evening gown competition score.
The on-stage interview required the ladies to introduce themselves as the pageant began by sharing their name, class year, and favorite Bible verse and its significance with the audience. Also, the top 5 contestants then participated in an onstage interview question which varied from topics such as Christian ethics, why the contestant would make a good Miss BPC, how the contestant lives as a Christian role model, and even “If you could have lunch with Dr. Smith, what would you discuss with him?”
Contestants also participated in an offstage interview competition. Each pageant participant attended an interview session with judges, Millie Price, Lana Graham, and Rhonda Graham on Tuesday April 14 in Brewton-Parker’s Cook Building. The interview time consisted of a short talk with the judges concerning issues such as current events, campus life at Brewton-Parker, and each individual’s answers on her contestant biography sheet.
The last competition, the evening gown contest, took place on Friday evening. The contestants were judged on beauty, gracefulness, and poise on stage. Miss BPC 2008, Megan Caraway was the mistress of ceremonies for the evening.
Special thanks to Dean of Students Sherrie Helms, Vice President for Enrollment Services Cindy Skaruppa, as well as Student Affairs staff and professor Dr. Julie Tiu for helping coordinate the pageant. Thanks to senior and 2009 BPC Homecoming Queen, Miss Emma Franklin, who assisted in the crowning of Miss BPC 2009 and freshman Miss La’Kristie Bussey who lent her vocal talents to provide entertainment for the audience. Also, thanks to gentlemen, Reverend Glenn Wallace who provided the invocation, and the escorts who assisted the ladies in the evening wear portion of the competition: junior Jake Giannini, sophomore Anthony Rivera, and junior, Jose Vera.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four year Christian college in south Georgia.