With the Miss America pageant being broadcasted on September 11 via ABC network, everyone around Academy seems to be stricken with pageant fever. Savvy Shields from Fayetteville, Arkansas is the new Miss America 2017 at only 21 years old, and still a senior at the University of Arkansas. With the numerous amounts of glamorous teachers at the Academy, it’s only fitting to have a Miss Academy pageant to put some of the student body’s favorite teachers in the spotlight. Five final Miss Academy contestants made it to the question round to share their take on the Miss America 2017 pageant inquiries. Taking on their best “smize” for a headshot and sharing their personal mantra and talents, check out the Miss Academy 2017 pageant contestant profiles.
Miss Economics 2016, Beth Chase
Education: Salem University (undergraduate), Lesley College (masters)
Personal Mantra: “It doesn’t sparkle, I don’t want it.”
Talent: Craftiness, “in a good way”
Miss Literature 2016, Virginia Pendleton
Education: University of Oregon (undergraduate), University of Arizona (graduate school)
Personal Mantra: “Why put off today what you can do tomorrow.”
Miss Theology 2016, Sister Mary Glavin
Education: Medaille college (undergraduate degree), Barry University in Miami (masters), University of South Florida (masters)
Personal Mantra: “Share as much love as you can.”
Talent: Observing people when they do not know they are being observed.
Miss Algebra 2016, Jenny VanPelt
Education: Mercer University
Personal Mantra: “Life’s too short.”
Talent: Lawn mowing
Miss Administration 2016, Erin Krukar
Education: University of Florida (undergraduate), University of South Florida (first masters), Saint Leo University (second masters)
Personal Mantra: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Talent: Organization skills
Miss Academy 2017 showcases only a few of the best and brightest contestants from the faculty and staff at the Academy. From their take on national issues to their own personal mantra, the contestants demonstrate why they are the ideal role models for the student body. Who should be Miss Academy 2017?