Kristen Glover Crowned Miss Arkansas

By Katherina-Marie Yancy

(KATV) Friday was the final night of preliminary competition at the 2011 Miss Arkansas Pageant at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. This year's Miss Arkansas Pageant is themed "Bring The Fire" and features 46 contestants from around the state. They competed for more than $76,000 in college and university scholarship funds.

Kristen Glover, a senior Chemistry Major from Stuttgart was crowned Miss Arkansas. She gets $20,000 scholarship provided by Ted and Shannon Boy Skokos (Miss Arkansas 1992) and $50,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation, gifts and more.

Glover represents Stuttgart and Ouachita Baptist University. She is the daughter of Keith and Mary Glover.

Glover tap danced as her talent at the Miss Arkansas Pageant, with a performance of "I Got Rhythm." Her platform is "Second Chances: Empowering Youth to Rise Above."

Glover will enter the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas in January.

1st Runner Up - $8,000 scholarship - Lauren English

2nd Runner Up - $7,000 scholarship - Simone Mullinax

3rd Runner Up - $6,000 scholarship - Somer Allen

4th Runner Up - $5,000 scholarship - Sloane Roberts

Semi-Finalist - $1,000 - Dorothy Shepherd

Semi-Finalist - $1,000 - Bethany Bell

Semi-Finalist - $1,000 - Dalia Garrison

Semi-Finalist - $1,000 - Rosalyn Taylor

Semi-Finalist - $1,000 - Kacey Keefe

Top 10

01. Lindsey Ahrens / Vocal, "God bless America"

02. Amy Crain / Tap Dance, "On the Line"

03. Bethany Whitfield / Vocal, "Somewhere"

04. Tracy Neal / Lyrical Dance, "Every Moment"

05. Lauren English / Vocal, "Until Now"

06. Simone Mullinax / Vocal, "Habanera"

07. Kristen Glover / Tap Dance, "I Got Rhythm"

08. Somer Allen / Flute, "Dueling Banjos"

09. Candace Carr / Vocal, "The Prayer"

10. Sloane Roberts / Tap Dance, "Acapella"