TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The 2024 Miss Indiana State University has been crowned.
Piper Watkins, of Mooresville won the pageant, which grants her a scholarship as well as acting as a preliminary competition ahead of the Miss Indiana and Miss America scholarship programs.
Watkins is a communication major at ISU, and will compete at the Miss Indiana program in June. Contestants were judged in five areas of competition, a private interview, talent, evening gown, fitness, and on-stage interview regarding community service.
The first runner-up went to Sunshine Johnson of Terre Haute. Second runner-up went to Suzy Head of Mooresville. Third runner-up was Samantha Oliver of Switz City. And fourth runner-up went to Karla Perez of Camby.
When it came to the essay contest, the following awards were handed out;
- Invisible Crown Award
- Kaylee Bewley (Crown Point, Ind.)
- Always Keep Fighting Award
- Samantha Springston (Dale, Ind.)
- L. Cheri Bradley Sycamore Ambassador Award
- Eve McElhaney (Keystone, Ind.)
- Protz Family Scholarship Award
- Sabrina Malone (Robinson, Ill.)
Stazia Kieffaber (Ellettsville, Ind.) won the Delana Pearman Sycamore Spirit Award (Miss Congeniality)
Eve McElhaney (Keystone, Ind.) won the People’s Choice Award.
- Abigail Berry, Mooresville, IN, Elementary Education
- Kaylee Bewley, Crown Point, IN, Criminology
- Payton Crawford, Danville, KY, Criminology
- Suzy Head, Mooresville, IN, Intelligence Analysis
- Sunshine Johnson, Terre Haute, IN, Clinical Mental Health
- Stazia Kieffaber, Ellettsville, IN, Psychology
- Rylee Lemons, Bicknell, IN, Recreational Therapy
- Sabrina Malone, Robinson, IL, Criminal Justice
- Eve McElhaney, Keystone, IN, Political Science & Legal Studies
- Maddie Miller, Oakwood, IL, Nursing
- Samantha Oliver, Switz City, IN, Nursing
- Daisy Parks, Bloomfield, IN, Pre-Medicine
- Karla Perez, Camby, IN, Business
- Candace Poff, Terre Haute, IN, Psychology
- Kaylee Prewitt, Plainfield, IN, Public Health & Legal Studies
- Liberty Scott, Marshall, IL, Human Development & Family Services
- Samantha Springston, Dale, IN, Medical Laboratory Science, Specialized Biology, & Pre-Medicine
- Piper Watkins, Mooresville, IN, Communication