Henderson State well-represented at Miss Arkansas competition

Miss Arkansas contestants

From left: Dawn Coffman, Jordan Jones, and Gabriella Tidwell

Three Henderson State University students will be among the 45 young women from across the state vying to become the next Miss Arkansas. Competition begins June 12, with the crowning of Miss Arkansas June 18.

Miss HSU Dawn Coffman of Texarkana, Texas, will represent the university. Coffman recently graduated with her master’s degree at Henderson majoring in clinical mental health and school counseling. Her impact statement is “Stand Against Child Abuse,” and she will perform “Never Enough” on flute. This is her second time to compete in Miss Arkansas.

Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers Jordan Jones of Glenwood is entering her senior year at Henderson as she pursues her bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing. Jones’s social impact statement is "Stay on the PATH." She will perform a clog dance to "Let's Groove." This is her second time to compete in Miss Arkansas.

Miss Southwest Arkansas Gabriella Tidwell of Camden is entering Henderson as a freshman majoring in nursing. Her social impact is "Stronger than the R: Raising Awareness for Individuals with Speech Impediments." She will perform a vocal and guitar performance to "Stand By Me." This will be her first time to compete in Miss Arkansas.

All competitions will be held at the Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock. The candidates will compete in evening gown, on-stage question, social impact statement, and talent.

Go to missarkansas.org for ticket and viewing information.