Feb. 12, 2008
Contact: Brandi Pannell
Crumbley crowned Miss W 2008
COLUMBUS, Miss.- Excitement filled the air Saturday
night as Amanda Crumbley of Caledonia was crowned of
Miss W 2008. She will now go on to represent
Mississippi University for Women in the Miss
Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg on June 28.
As Miss W
2008, Crumbley, a sophomore pre-nursing major,
received an $800 scholarship and a $500 wardrobe
scholarship. Crumbley's platform was the importance
of extracurricular activities, and her talent was a
flag routine performed to the Jerry Lee Lewis song
“Great Balls of Fire.”
Along with the title of Miss W, Crumbley won the
Martha Jo Mims Exceptional Interview Award. The
award is given to the contestant who scores the
highest during her personal interview with the
Ashton Dillard was named first runner-up and
received a $500 scholarship.
Dillard, a junior speech pathology major from
Saltillo, sang the song “Tell Me on a Sunday” from
the Broadway musical Song and Dance for her talent.
Her platform was autism awareness.
Madelyn Lewis, a sophomore culinary arts major from
Natchez won the Miss Congeniality Award. The award
is voted on solely by pageant contestants. Lewis'
platform was Operation Ukraine, and her talent was a
ballet and hip-hop dance routine.
Miss W 2007 Carrie Pennington assisted with the
on-stage interviews and crowned the winner. Jasmine
Murray, Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen 2007,
and Sarah Frances Weatherby, Lowndes County
Outstanding Teen 2006, performed as special
entertainment for the evening. Rachel Delk, Most
Outstanding Student in Music at MUW, also provided