The inaugural Dawson Hall pageant is set for Thursday, Feb. 25 and will crown a winner based partly on performance in events like lip sync and school spirit.
The theme is “no place like home,” said Taliah Lamar-Herring, one of the pageant organizers. No previous pageant experience is necessary, and the only requirement is that the applicant have a major or minor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
“The Dawson Hall Pageant was created with the idea of celebrating the individual students while bringing different majors together,” Herring said. “Many students only interact with those within their major, limiting them instead of exploring the diversity that FACS has to offer. The students are able to let loose a little with our fun categories like lip sync, while also celebrating their hopes and dreams with the “When I grow up” category. It also is a way of bringing the college together.”
Up to 20 applicants will compete for the title in four categories: professional attire, lip sync, a single question and answer and school spirit. Co-emcees will be Vicky Dorsey, FACS director of alumni and corporate engagement, and human development and family science faculty member Jennifer George.
The pageant is sponsored by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward establishing a scholarship within FACS.
Entry forms are due Feb. 1. SAFCS members will sell tickets for $3 the entire week leading up to the pageant. Tickets at the door will be $5.
More information can be found here as well as on the SAFCS Facebook page.
“The pageant will be very light-hearted and fun,” Herring said. “It’s also a great way to give back to the college and its students.”
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