Pi Kappa Phi to host annual Miss Push America Pageant

The Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi is proud to present the 2nd annual Miss Push America Pageant at Northwestern State University. The competition will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2010 in the Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom. The pageant, an outreach project of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, aims to raise awareness on behalf of people with disabilities.

Founded in 1977, Push America is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Through its mission, building leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today, Push America has raised millions of dollars for and positively impacted the lives of thousands of people with disabilities.

This year’s Miss Push America Pageant features the talents of 17 young ladies. They are: Jessi Nuss, Alyson Humphrey, Amy Dodson, Shannon Byrd, Brittney Cain, Brittany Jeanice, Whitney Irvin, Logan Wallace, Chelsea Giles, Tiffany Hudson, Hayle Wilson, Meaghan Foucheux, Gillian Brown, Patience West, Amy Pogue, Heather Ray, and Ashley Rogers.

Contestants will compete in several categories: personal interview, fitness/sportswear and evening gown. Based on judges’ scores, the top five contestants will answer an on-stage question. Contestants will also have the option to compete in a separate talent competition that will have no bearing on scoring. Contestants will also be recognized for their fundraising on behalf of Push America prior to the pageant.

The 2011 Miss Push America will be crowned by last year’s winner, Ashley Williams. Miss Push America will serve as an ambassador for Push America on the NSU campus during the 2011 calendar year.

Please join the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi in their effort to raise money and awareness for people disabilities. All proceeds from this event benefit Push America.