SAINT NAMED MISS UNA 2008
Feb. 4, 2008
FLORENCE, Ala. — Allison Saint, of Falkville, Ala., was crowned Miss University of North Alabama 2008 at the university’s annual Miss UNA Pageant Feb. 2.
As Miss UNA, Saint will promote the platform Saving Lives Together: Supporting the American Red Cross. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.
Other contestants who placed in the pageant were: Erica Ann Murray, of Russellville, first runner-up; Laura Milligan, of Muscle Shoals, second runner-up; and Erin Dulaney, of Cullman, third runner-up.
Murray won in the talent category with her vocal performance of the song “Remember,” and Addie Pickett, of Russellville, took first place in the swimsuit category. Holly Nicole Johnson, of Florence, won the title of Miss Congeniality. Saint also won the People’s Choice category.
The Miss UNA Scholarship Pageant is an official preliminary for the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants. The pageant has been a UNA tradition for 32 years. It provides an opportunity for the university’s young women to compete for scholarship funding and prizes.
Each contestant is encouraged and mentored to develop skills that will enrich her personal and professional life beyond her university experience. Miss UNA spends her year in service to the university and Shoals area community. She promotes the platform of her choice, makes official appearances as a university representative and represents the university at the Miss Alabama Pageant.
Categories in which the contestants were judged included an interview session, worth 25 percent of an individual’s score; an on-stage question, worth 5 percent; a talent portion, worth 35 percent; evening wear, worth 20 percent; and lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, worth 15 percent.