Cori Keller of Stuttgart, Miss Arkansas State University 2018, receives her crown from Destiny Quinn of Jonesboro, her predecessor, as Chancellor Kelly Damphousse looks on.
JONESBORO – Cori Keller of Stuttgart was crowned Miss Arkansas State University 2018 Tuesday night at the 44th annual pageant presented by the Delta Theta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Keller is an exercise science major and a Chancellor’s List student. She also won the evening gown competition.
With a stated service platform of “Everyday Kids Everyday Food,” she performed a tap dance to “Who Run the World (Girls)” during the talent segment of the competition.
Emily Doggett of Jonesboro, an exercise science major, was named Miss Congeniality and won the interview segment of the pageant.
Runners-up were Doggett, first; Brooke Barnes of Henderson, second; Madison Cate of Rector, third; and Kylie Henderson of Manila, fourth.
The pageant is an official Miss America Preliminary, so Keller will begin preparations immediately to compete in the upcoming Miss Arkansas Pageant.
Among her pageant prizes, Keller will receive a $5,000 scholarship from Arkansas State University.
The Pi Kappa Alpha chapter at A-State began sponsoring the Miss Arkansas State University Pageant in 1975.