Strube crowned Miss Arkansas State University 2022 – NEA Report
JONESBORO — Riley Strube, a sociology, criminology and psychology major from Cabot, Arkansas, was crowned Miss Arkansas State University in the 48th annual scholarship competition, held Wednesday night at Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center on the A-State campus and presented by Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
The second won the title with her tap-dancing performance of “Dr. Jazz,” and her social impact statement of “Time to Talk,” which aims to make Arkansas a safer place for people struggling with mental illness. She is the author of Sami Smile starts to frown, written to teach children about mental health awareness. She won the individual contests for talent and the stage interview.
A member of the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity, Strube is also an A-State representative in the Disney College internship program and a student recruiter for the Red Wolves football program. Among his awards, Strube received a $5,000 scholarship from Arkansas State University.
The first runner-up was Erica Parker, a second-year strategic communications student from Jonesboro.
Its social impact initiative is “VIP – Volunteering is Priceless”. For the talent segment, she performed a jazz dance to “Living on a Prayer.”
Erin Davis of Bono, Ark., was second runner-up and recipient of the Miss Congeniality Award. Davis is a sophomore, majoring in middle-level education.
The others in the top five were:
– Kennedy Combs, of Fayetteville, corporate marketing specialist, third runner-up; and
— Natalie Horner, Paragould Exploratory Studies student, fourth runner-up.
Additionally, Combs won the Social Media Promotions Award and Katie Everett, a nurse major from Dewitt, Ark., won the People’s Choice Award.
The pageant is an official Miss America preliminary, so Strube will immediately begin preparations to compete in the upcoming Miss Arkansas pageant.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Chapter of A-State began sponsoring the Miss Arkansas State University pageant in 1975.