Winners in the Campbellsville University Valentine Pageant Feb. 12 were from left: Megan Massey, Science Hill, Ky., second runner up, representing University Chorale; Leah Hayes, Greensburg, Ky., queen, representing SWITCH; and Jesslyn Long, Stanford, Ky., first runner up, representing sophomore class. (Campbellsville University Photo by Munkh-Amgalan Galsanjamts)
Feb. 24, 2010
For Immediate Release
By Maggie Argenbright, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE,Ky – Leah Hayes, of Greensburg, Ky., was crowned the 2010 Campbellsville University Valentine Queen recently in CU’s annual pageant. She also won the talent award for singing. Her escort was Matthew Schmuck from Campbellsville.
Hayes, who represented Social Workers inTouch Can Help (SWITCH), will go on to represent Campbellsville University and compete in the 2010 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in May in Pineville, Ky.
First runner-up and the poise award went to Jesslyn Long, representing the sophomore class from Stanford, Ky. She was escorted by Jordan Kelsey of Stanford.
Second runner-up and the interview awardwent to Megan Massey, representing University Chorale from Science Hill, Ky. She was escorted by Trevor Ervin from Glasgow, Ky.
Miss Congeniality, voted on by the competing women, was awarded to Amelia Rosenberger, representing Sigma Zeta from White Mills, Ky. She was escorted by Daniel Wiechart of Danville, Ky.
Best escort was awarded to André Tomaz who escorted Hannah Boyd, representing Baptist Campus Ministries. Tomaz is from Brazil and Boyd is from Simpsonville, Ky.
The other competing women were: Whitney Frields representing Village RA’s from Henderson, Ky., escorted by Jeremy Mathis from Cincinnati, Ohio; Tiffany Cockerell representing Sigma Nu Pi from Louisville, Ky., escorted by Stephen Zelch from Louisville, Ky;
Alena Maggard from Somerset, Ky., representing Student Government Association, escorted by Darryn Litton of Somerset; Ashley Holt from Bloomfield, Ky., representing Campus Times, escorted by Jonathan Buchanan of Greensburg, Ky; and Jennifer Lilly from Grayson, Ky., representing Omicron Delta Kappa, escorted by James Dean of Williamsburg, Ky.
SGA president Christina Miller of Danville. Ky., who was in charge of organizing the pageant said, “I thought it was a great success and I was happy to see Leah win! She deserved it.”
Campbellsville University isa private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “BestBaccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges inthe South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News &World Report. The university has also been named to America’s BestChristian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky.Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.