Most people think of the glitz and glam when thinking of pageants.
But the Miss Caprock Scholarship Pageant is more than that, focusing on academics and presentation.
The 60th Miss Caprock Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Tom T. Hall Production Studio on the Levelland campus at SPC. There is no cost for admission.
Serving as mistress of ceremonies will be Sharon Race, assistant professor of English. Musical entertainment will be provided by students from the Creative Arts Department.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the backstage of everything,” said Miranda English, who is in her first year as director of student life. “I’ve worked for two years as the auditor for the judges and tallying up the scores. So I’m familiar with the face of the pageant, but I’m excited to see what happens back stage, all the hustle and bustle.”
Eighteen contestants will compete for the title, along with a $750 scholarship for the winner and a $500 scholarship for the runner-up.
The contestants were selected as representatives for their student club or organization.
Those competing include:
Allyssa Almager, 18, a freshman Pre-Veterinary Medicine major from Levelland, is representing the Catholic Student Ministry. She is the daughter of Cynthia Camacho and Jose Almager, both of Levelland.
Madison Birchfield, 20, a sophomore Radiology major from Lubbock, is representing South Sue Residence Hall. She is the daughter of Kendra Birchfield of Lubbock.
Maria Isabel Botello, 19, a sophomore Computer Information Systems major from Ralls, is representing SPeCtra . She is the daughter of Claudia Botello and Juan Botello, both of Ralls. She is a member of SPeCtra, the STAR Center and Catholic Student Ministry.
Esmeralda Cabrera, 19, a sophomore Education major from Muleshoe, is representing Phi Theta Kappa. She is the daughter of Josefina Cabrera and Jose Luis of Muleshoe. She is a member of the Residence Hall Association, where she is a resident assistant, and also is a Campus Ambassador and a member of the Art Club.
Lizeth Elvira Doblado, 19, a freshman Forensic Science major from Pharr, is representing North Sue Hall. She is the daughter of Lidia Hernandez of Pharr. She is a member of the Residence Hall Association and Criminal Justice Club.
Erin Farrell, 18, a freshman Video Production Technology major from Homer, Alaska, is representing Tubb Hall. She is the daughter of Vicki Farrell and Bob Farrell of Fritz Creek, Alaska.
Nicole Glenn, 21, a sophomore General Studies major from Ropesville, is representing Baptist Student Ministry. She is the daughter of Gail Glenn and Calvin Glenn of Ropesville.
Tina Gonzalez, 18, a freshman Public Relations major from Lubbock, is representing the Plainsman Press and Press club. She is the daughter of Silvia Gonzalez and Ralph Gonzalez of Lubbock.
Miah Hernandez, 19, a sophomore Pre-Nursing major from Lamesa, is representing the Biology Club. She is the daughter of Stella Hernandez and Michael Hernandez of Lamesa. She also is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, SPC Cheerleaders and a Campus Ambassador.
Destiny Lyon, 18, a freshman Education major from Lenorah, is representing the SPC Cheerleaders. She is the daughter of Suzanna Hewtty and Christopher Hewtty of Lenorah.
Ambroshia Pollard, 27, a freshman Cosmetology Major from Lubbock, is representing the Cosmetology Club. She is the daughter of Etta Pollard and Charles Pollard of Lubbock.
Jaynearose Quisenberry, 18, a freshman Pre-Veterinary Medicine major from Seminole, is representing the STAR Center. She is the daughter Rosetta Quisenberry and Randy Quisenberry of Seminole.
Rita N. Reyes, 20, a sophomore Government major from Lubbock, is representing the Student Government Association. She is the daughter of Rita Reyes and Abel Reyes of Lubbock. She also is a member of SGA, the SPC Cheerleaders, Campus Ambassador and Phi Theta Kappa.
Imelda Salcido, 19, a freshman General Studies and Surgical Technology major from Muleshoe, is representing the Residence Hall Association. She is the daughter of Maria Salcido and Jesus Salcido of Muleshoe.
Jessica Sanders, 23, a sophomore Biology major from Lubbock, is representing Campus Ambassadors. She is the daughter of Jenny Sanders and Michael Sanders of Lubbock. She is the president of the Biology Club.
Kaitlyn Walden, 19, a sophomore Accounting major from Post, is representing the Geology Club. She is the daughter of Angie Walden of Post. She is a Campus Ambassador and serves as vice president of the Geology Club. She is a member of the Residence Hall Association and the SPC Band.