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Release date: October 28

Thirty-two to vie for title of Miss Wayland 2003

Thirty-two students at Wayland Baptist University will compete for the title of Miss Wayland 2003 during two days of pageant events slated Nov. 1 and 2.

Themed "Motown: A Little Bit of Soul," the event begins Friday with the talent competition featuring presentations from all 32 contestants in Harral Auditorium at 7 p.m. Interviews by judges will take place on Saturday, with the final pageant event scheduled for 7 p.m. that evening in Harral.

Saturday's pageant will feature an opening number and the evening gown competition. After the judges announce their Top 10, those candidates will perform their talent presentations, followed by the announcement of the Top 5, the final interview question and the crowning of the new Miss Wayland.

Brian McClenagan, director of counseling services at Wayland, will emcee the event with help from Carla Douglas Hardy, Miss Wayland 2000. The current Miss Wayland, Ashley Wood, will crown the new winner.

Tickets for the event are $2 for Friday's talent competition and $3 for Saturday's pageant. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Contestants for Miss Wayland 2003, in order by their contestant number, include the following (click on name to see photo):

  • Amanda Day, 23. Sponsored by Ferguson Hall, Amanda is a junior psychology major from Granbury. She will be singing "Put on a Happy Face" for her talent. She is the daughter of Debra Woolsey and William Day.
  • Marta Turpin, 20. Sponsored by Wayland Singing Women, Marta is a sophomore church music major from Carrizo Springs. She will be playing the tin whistle. She is the daughter of David and Cindy Turpin.
  • Lindsey King, 19. Sponsored by Wayland Singers, Lindsey is a sophomore early childhood education major from Amarillo. The daughter of John and Sandie King, se will be singing "Travelin' Soldier" for her talent.
  • Malissa Johnston, 19. A sophomore math and religion major from Portales, N.M., Malissa is sponsored by Kappa Chi. She will be doing partner stunting (cheerleading) for her talent. She is the daughter of Steve and Sherri Johnston.
  • Ragan Spradling, 19. A sophomore undeclared major from Amarillo, Ragan is sponsored by the Executive Board of the Association of Former Students. She is the daughter of John and Kel Spradling and will be singing "Undo Me" for her talent.
  • Amber Barrera, 19. Sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise, Amber is a sophomore business major from Crowell. The daughter of Ernest and Delma Barrera, she will be doing an interpretation of "Sunglasses" for her talent.
  • LeAudra McKay, 19. A sophomore religion major from Lubbock, LeAudra is sponsored by the Ministerial Fellowship. She is the daughter of Gary and Sidney McKay and will be playing and singing an original composition "My Jesus Rescues Me" for her talent.
  • Kelly Favor, 21. A senior elementary education major from Littlefield, Kelly is sponsored by the Pioneer Baseball team. She will sing "A Thousand Miles" for her talent. She is the daughter of Lyndall and Ann Favor.
  • Kathy Reed, 19. Sponsored by Wayland Band, Kathy is a junior religious education major from Liberal, Kan. She will play a piano piece "Egyptian Rhapsody" for her talent. She is the daughter of Jim and Beverly Reed.
  • Britany Lewis, 19. Sponsored by Student Foundation, Britany is a sophomore speech education major from Borger. The daughter of D. Jay and Cindy Lewis, she will be presenting a monologue titled "Testimonies" for her talent.
  • Diana Peck, 19. A sophomore business major from Westminster, Colo., Diana is sponsored by WBU Cross Country and Track. The daughter of Ed and Tracy Peck, she will be presenting original dresses she designed for her talent.
  • Celina Vasquez, 20. A junior history major from Bedford, Celina is the daughter of Jesse and Mary Vasquez. Sponsored by Fleming Mays Tower, she will be singing "Born to Fly" for her talent.
  • Amy Grisham, 21. A freshman music major from Plainview, Amy is the daughter of Sue Grisham and Dale Grisham. Sponsored by International Choir, Amy will be singing "Show Me" for her talent.
  • Kaci Holcomb, 19. Sponsored by Alumni Services, Kaci is a sophomore secondary education major from Roswell, N.M. She will be singing "His Eye is on the Sparrow." She is the daughter of Robert and Kay Holcomb.
  • Martha Ann Trull, 21. A junior accounting major from Floydada, Martha Ann will be singing "Behold the Lamb" for her talent. Sponsored by Student Government Association Cabinet, she is the daughter of Clifford and Jean Trull.
  • Marci Street, 19. A sophomore early childhood education major from Andrews, Marci is sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The daughter of Linda Street, she will play "The Cheeseburger Song" on flute for her talent.
  • Hollie Wright, 19. Sponsored by Baptist Student Ministries, Hollie is a sophomore English major from Whitharral. The daughter of Cal and Brenda Wright, she will sing "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" for her talent.
  • Teri Mayfield, 20. A junior biology major from Wichita Falls, Teri is sponsored by Rejoice. She will sing "Be Still and Know" for her talent. She is the daughter of Robert and Brenda Mayfield.
  • Amber Goodloe, 19. A sophomore religious education and English major from Capitan, N.M., Amber is the daughter of Floyd and Connie Goodloe. Sponsored by the Sophomore Class, she will be doing a ballet performance to "Remember Me."
  • Amariz Acosta, 23. Sponsored by Student Alumni Council, Amariz is a senior psychology major from Midland. The daughter of Raymond and Lydia Acosta, she will sing "Solo Tu" for her talent.
  • Ashley Applewhite, 20. A junior music education major from Olney, Ashley is the daughter of Marc and Glenna Applewhite. Sponsored by Te Deum, she will be performing "Sonata for Flute and Piano" on the flute, accompanied by Dr. Gary Belshaw.
  • Jennifer Brigman, 19. A sophomore psychology major from Eula, Jennifer is sponsored by Senate. She is the daughter of Roy and Margie Brigman and will sing "How Beautiful" for her talent.
  • Kristol Hill, 19. Sponsored by WBU Cheerleaders, Kristol is a sophomore business management major from El Paso. The daughter of Paul and Velleda Hill, she will play "O Lamb of God" and "Great is thy Faithfulness" on trombone.
  • Miranda Turner, 21. A senior biology major from Tulia, Miranda is sponsored by the Council of Student Organizations. She is the daughter of Mike and Julia Turner and will sing "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" for her talent.
  • Colleen Trevithick, 19. Sponsored by Brotherhood Hall, Colleen is the daughter of Douglas and Kay Trevithick. A sophomore elementary education major from Fort Morgan, Colo., she will be singing "Above All" for her talent.
  • Francis Blair, 20. A junior religion/religious education major from Crosbyton, Francis is sponsored by Owen Hall. She is the daughter of Harold and Trina Blair. She will be singing "How Great Thou Art" in English and Swahili, accompanied by Mike Smith.
  • Cassie Britt, 19. Sponsored by External Degrees, Cassie is a sophomore English major from Shallowater. The daughter of William and Lynda Britt, she will be singing "Wonderful Maker" for her talent.
  • Nicole Phillips, 20. A junior business administration major from El Paso, Nicole is the daughter of R. Wesley and Cindy Phillips. Sponsored by Zeta Zeta Zeta, she will do an interpretation of the poem "Storms" for her talent.
  • Labrina Lang, 19. Sponsored by Spirit, Labrina is a sophomore music education major from Lubbock. The daughter of Laura Lang Wilson, she will be singing for her talent.
  • Jennifer Combs, 19. The daughter of John and Jayne Combs, Jennifer is a sophomore history major from Portales, N.M. Sponsored by Catholic Student Association, she will be doing a dramatic presentation titled "An Introspective Skit."
  • Natasha Hunter, 21. A sophomore social science composite major from Lubbock, Natasha is sponsored by Student Union Board. The daughter of Lee and Mable Hunter, she will be performing a baritone piece for her talent.
  • Leslie Hailey, 19. Sponsored by the Association of Former Students, Aaron is the daughter of Oscar and Ann Hailey. A sophomore religion major from Grapevine, she will be singing "On My Knees" for her talent, accompanied by JoElda Perez.