Eighteen girls will be "princesses for a day" when they participate in the Miss UAFS Princess Program during the Miss UAFS Scholarship Pageant on March 1.
The non-competitive program allows girls ages 5-10 to meet Miss UAFS 2013 and be a part of the program naming Miss UAFS 2014. Each participant receives a tiara, T-shirt and goodie bag and makes an onstage appearance during the Miss UAFS Pageant. Princess activities also include a tea party with Miss UAFS and Miss Arkansas.
Princesses this year are:
Alma: Emberlin Grace Caldwell, 8, daughter of Laura and C.R. Caldwell.
Fort Smith: Brinnley Adams, 6, daughter of Anna and James Nelson; Alexa Crowder, 9, daughter of Sheila and David Crowder; Lillyanna Gigerich, 8, daughter of Lacy and Craig Gigerich; Toni Kay Kohles, 7, daughter of Stacie and Greg Kohles; Hailey Nicole Miller, 9, daughter of Brittany Robertson and Ian Miller; Emaline Pendleton, 9, daughter of Martha and Patrick Pendleton; Ry’lee Elise Robertson, 5, daughter of Sabre Weimer and Michael Robertson; Rachel Erica Stubblefield, 8, daughter of Ellen and Russell Stubblefield; Jaclynn Thompson, 8, daughter of Harlene and Christopher Thompson; and Heidi Wollscheid, 7, daughter of Darcy and Jim Wollscheid.
Greenwood: Jenna Marie Gaughan, 9, daughter of Tabitha and Ryan Embree of Greenwood and James and Kathryn Gaughan of Dallas; and Hannah Marie Ramsey, 6, daughter of Holly Bates and Brandon Ramsey.
Hackett: Brooklyn May Black, 9, daughter of Jessica and Larry Black.
Mansfield: Alayna Hope Turner, 9, daughter of Lonene and Hoyt Turner.
Van Buren: Riley Elizabeth Brooks, 10, daughter of Kimberly and Doug Brooks; Katelyn King, 9, daughter of Shelly King; and Caroline Elizabeth Teague, 7, daughter of Kimberly and Nathan Teague.
The Miss UAFS Pageant, a preliminary in the Miss Arkansas and Miss America scholarship programs, will be held at 7 p.m. March 1 at the Arkansas Best Corp. Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Tickets are $10 and are available from the UAFS Box Office in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, by calling 479-788-7300 or by going online to www.uafs.edu/universitytickets.com.