Adams crowned Miss BPC 2010
|Miss BPC winners (L-R): 1st Runner Up and winner of Price Award, Marla Hollis; 2010 Miss BPC, People’s Choice Award, and Interview Award, Crystal Adams; 2nd Runner Up, Jennifer Fales; and, 3rd Runner Up, Robin Willis. Not pictured, but awarded: Miss Photogenic, Jakeira Harper. (Photo by Kelly Vickers)
By Kelly Vickers
BPC Staff Writer/Photographer
MOUNT VERNON—Junior Crystal Adams was crowned Miss BPC 2010 during the 2010 Miss Brewton-Parker College Pageant Saturday, April 17 in the Gilder Recital Hall.
|BPC Homecoming Queen 2010, Anamarys Rivera (L-R); Miss BPC 2010, Crystal Adams; and, Miss BPC 2009 Erica Moore. (Photo by Kelly Vickers)
Adams also took home the People’s Choice Award and the Interview Award. She is the daughter of Darrell and Patricia Adams of Uvalda. A general business major, Adams plans to open a funeral home after graduation. Her hobbies are softball, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family. She chose to enter the Miss BPC pageant because “(she) wanted to be involved in school activities, and I feel like I would be great role model for the students at BPC.” During her year reign, Miss BPC is expected to represent the college in community service and outreach events.
First runner up was freshman Marla Hollis. Second runner up was freshman Jennifer Marie Fales. Rounding out the placed category was sophomore Robin Willis 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 Crystal Adams.
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 Marla Hollis.
The Brewton-Parker Student Affairs office sponsored the 2010 Miss Brewton-Parker Pageant at 6 p.m. in Gilder Recital Hall on Saturday, April 17. It was a night of celebration of poise, beauty: both inner and outer. Contestants included freshmen Jakeira Harper, Victoria Simpson, Katelyn Barnard, Jennifer Fales and Marla Hollis; sophomores Robin Willis and Crystal Adams; and, senior Kayla Oliver.
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 why it was their favorite. In previous years, the top five contestants were chosen to answer an on stage question, but this year all contestants participated in the 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 the judges on Monday, April 12 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 Saturday evening. The contestants were judged on beauty, gracefulness, and poise on stage. Miss BPC 2009 Miss Erica Moore was the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. The pageant directors included: Lana Graham, Rhonda Graham, and Millie Price.
A very special thank you goes to Shimmer-n-Shines pageant wear contributor, of Lyons, Georgia, who lent some of the young ladies dresses, for this special evening. Other contributing businesses include Brown-Eyed Susan’s, Murphy’s Monogram, and S & D Sales. Also, the tabulators for this special event included Keri Samples and Professor Forrest Rich.
Special thanks to Dean of Students Sherrie Helms, students Cody Henderson and Paige DePratter, as well as Student Affairs staff and professor Dr. Julie Tiu for helping coordinate the pageant. Thanks to senior and 2010 BPC Homecoming Queen, Miss Anamarys Rivera, who assisted in the crowning of Miss BPC 2010. Thank you to Miss Rebecca Brady and Miss Erica Moore who lent their vocal talents to provide entertainment. Thank you to Rev. Glenn Wallace who provided the invocation, and the escorts who assisted the ladies in the eveningwear portion of the competition: senior Jake Giannini, junior Anthony Rivera, and sophomore, William Braswell. Also, a special thank you to any volunteers who helped give out tickets and helped backstage at the pageant.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four year Christian college in South Georgia.