Miss HSU 2016 is Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown, a first year graduate student from Little Rock, was crowned 2016 Miss Henderson State University Feb. 25. Brown also won the overall talent competition and the Community Service Award. She will now prepare to compete in the Miss Arkansas Pageant this summer.

Madison McCaslin of Jackson, Tennessee, was first runner-up and the winner of the Spirit of HSU award and Bliss Boutique Instagram award. Dominique Walker of Blytheville was second runner-up and named Miss Congeniality. Third runner-up was Arielle Michael of Bismarck. She also won the overall swimsuit competition and the Academic Achievement award. Fourth runner-up was Robin Campbell of Pine Bluff.

Hailey Freeman of Camden was voted People’s Choice award winner.

More than $10,000 in scholarships and awards was presented.