By Sherry Kughn
January 19, 2005 — The 2005 Miss JSU believes that music should be an
important part of educating children. Junior Kristian Crowe of Oxford spends her
free time teaching music to children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of
East Central Alabama. An aspiring music teacher, Miss Crowe won a one-year
tuition scholarship to JSU and won numerous gifts and cash prizes from
area merchants on Saturday night.
Miss Crowe, who won the talent portion of the competition because of her vocal
talent, is pursuing a degree in music education and hopes to obtain a master’s
degree in vocal performance. Her goal is to work in public education or to work
in a ministry that involves music.
“Many parents, teachers, and administrators do not realize the impact a musical
program can have on a child as he or she develops,” Miss Crowe wrote in her
platform issue. “My platform, A Note of Joy, raises awareness of the importance
of music education for children.”
The title will automatically make Miss Crowe a candidate in the Miss Alabama
contest in June.
Other winners at this year’s competition were Jessica Rae Andrews of Alabaster,
first runner up and Bethany Marie Joy Garrard of Boaz. She won second runner up
and won the swimsuit competition.
The 2005 Miss Jacksonville State University pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Alabama
pageant, can be seen on WJXS TV24 (www.tv24.tv)
on the following dates & times:
Jan 26, Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Jan 27, Thursday at 10:30 PM
Jan 30, Sunday at 1:00 PM
Miss Alabama 1978, Teresa Cheatham Stricklin, and Miss Alabama 2004,
Shannon Camper, served as the Mistress' of Ceremonies. Entertainment was
provided by Miss JSU 2004, Jennifer Curren, JSU Residence Life Coordinator,
Robert Hayes and the contestants.
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