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MARTIN, Tenn. – The annual Miss University of Tennessee at Martin / Miss Tennessee Soybean

Festival Scholarship Pageant had been rescheduled. The event will now begin at 7 p.m., Nov. 13, in the

Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom.

Pre-sale tickets will be available in the UT Martin Student Life Office on the second floor of the Boling

University Center until the week of the show. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door

prior to the competition, but advance purchase is recommended. The admission charge is $15 for the

general public and $10 for UT Martin students with their university ID. Only one ticket can be purchased

with each student ID.

The Miss UT Martin Scholarship Pageant is celebrating its 54 th year, and this is the 18 th year for the Miss

Tennessee Soybean Festival title.

Both titles will be chosen in the same night. Students enrolled full-time at UT Martin through the spring

2017 semester are eligible for either crown. Women participating as a resident or full-time student in

West Tennessee are eligible for the Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival title.

The pageant is divided into five phases of competition, including private interview, swimsuit, talent,

evening wear and on-stage questions. Each contestant is scored individually from one to 10 in each

category. Interviews will take place on the morning of the pageant and mandatory practice will occur in

the afternoon.

The contestant crowned Miss UT Martin will receive $1,500 in scholarship money, and Miss Tennessee

Soybean Festival will receive $1,500 if she is a UT Martin student or $500 if not. The first runner-up for

Miss UT Martin will receive $500 and the second runner-up will receive $200. There is no runner-up for

the Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival title.

Both titleholders will compete in the statewide Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant in Jackson next

summer, and the winner of that crown will then compete for the title of Miss America in Atlantic City,


For more information, contact Katrina Cobb, pageant director, at kcobb@wljt.org or 731-881- 7561.

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