Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Fourteen Young Women Compete in Miss Texas A&M University-Kingsville Scholarship Pageant

KINGSVILLE - April 06, 2009

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

The annual Miss Texas A&M University-Kingsville scholarship pageant will be held Saturday, April 18. The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and the title of Miss Texas A&M University-Kingsville 2009. The pageant begins at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. Admission is free. This year’s theme is A Walk in Central Park.

The pageant is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Fourteen young women will compete for the title and scholarship of $1,500. In addition to the scholarship for the winner, the runners up receive scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 and $500.

This year’s Mistress of Ceremonies is Grace Rubio, a graduate of Texas A&I University where she received a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree. She was the 1990 Miss Texas A&I University and had the opportunity to compete in the Miss Texas USA Pageant in San Antonio. She is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Holy Cross School and an active member of several charitable organizations in the community.

This year’s candidates are:

Melissa Barrera, a junior communication sciences and disorders major from Brownsville;

Giselle Carrero, a freshman fine arts major from Houston;

Veneranda Castro, a sophomore computer science engineering major from Edinburg;

Alyssa Cavazos, a junior communication sciences and disorders major from Premont;

Natalie Elizondo, a junior English and Spanish major from Harlingen;

Morgan Gant, a freshman marketing major from Kingsville;

Kristina Hinojosa, a junior communication sciences and disorders major from Harlingen;

Terri Johnston, a sophomore civil engineering major from Hondo;

Margaret Jones, a junior criminology major from San Antonio;

Marion Lockard, a junior chemical engineering major from Meadows Place;

Savannah Martinez, a senior communication-radio/television major from McAllen;

Ashtin Schonefeld, a junior communication sciences and disorders major from Kingsville;

Oralia Tello, a freshman criminology major from Roma; and

Courtney Trevino, a freshman criminology major from Harlingen.

For more information about this event, contact the Office of Student Activities at 361-593-2760.

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