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Catawba Student Places Top 11 in 2014 Miss North Carolina Pageant

June 22, 2014

Category: Alumni, Events, Theatre Arts

tynia2014.jpgCatawba student TyNia Brandon, a Musical Theatre major, placed in the top 11 in the June 21st Miss North Carolina Pageant representing Mecklenburg County.

The state pageant included a weeklong preliminary round of swimsuit, talent and evening gown competition as well as a private interview. During the interview session the contestants are expected to have knowledge about current affairs and be able to express their opinions about the topic. They will also need to be able to discuss their platform choice, and how it relates with the Miss America platform "Children's Miracle Network." The week's events end with the pageant on Saturday night, crowning Miss North Carolina 2014.

Brandon partnered with Inspire the Fire (ITF), a community-based organization that encourages and enables young children to express themselves through the arts. Brandon has been involved with ITF for the past four years as a contributor to the creative movement and vocal part of the camp, as well as performing with the group.

Congratulations, TyNia!