Dawn Coffman, a graduate student from Texarkana, Texas, was crowned Miss HSU 2022 at the annual competition on March 7. Coffman also won awards for talent and community service, along with the Red Carpet Award.
Coffman will now compete in Miss Arkansas this summer.
Haven Hughes, a senior from Little Rock, was first runner-up; Teddi-Anne Hulke, a senior from Cabot, was second runner-up. Hulke also won the People’s Choice Award.
Christiane Uzoh of Beaumont, Texas, received the Spirit of Miss HSU award; and Lanie Richter of Cabot, was named Miss Congeniality.
Blaise Batson of Arkadelphia was crowned Miss HSU Outstanding Teen 2022. Ka’Mya Tackett of Sherwood was named first runner-up; and Evelynn Kinsey of Benton was second runner-up.
Batson also won awards for community service and overall evening gown and on-stage question. Tackett also won the People’s Choice Award. Kinsey was the talent winner. Julianne Garner of White Hall was named Miss Congeniality.
Almost $13,000 in cash and prizes was awarded to the candidates.