LEVELLAND – Anne Butt of Flemington, N.J., was crowned Miss Caprock 2014 on Friday (Nov. 15) during the 56th annual Miss Caprock Scholarship Pageant at South Plains College. The pageant was held in the Tom T. Hall Studio.
Butt represented Gillespie Hall. She received a $500 scholarship along with the crown and sash.
“As a student who has spent her college experience studying and work hard to grow both academically and emotionally, winning the Miss Caprock Pageant means so much to me,” Butt said. “It means so much to be able to represent South Plains College and hopefully inspire future and current students.”
Butt, 20, is the daughter of Dan and Peggy Butt of Flemington, N.J. She is a member of the Brass Choir, Phi Theta Kappa and the Resident Hall Council. She is a sophomore Live Sound Technician major.
Katie Turnipseed, 19, of Ropes was named first runner-up and she will receive a $300 scholarship. She is a sophomore Secondary Education major. Valerie Barrera, 20, a sophomore Education major from Idalou; Haile Gonzales Diaz, 19, a freshman Visual and Performing Arts major from Sudan; and Michaela Shedd, 19, a freshman Spanish major from Levelland; rounded out the top five.
Julie Gerstenberger served as Mistress of Ceremonies with music provided by pianist Jonathan Fleming. Entertainment was provided by Commercial Music student Derek Bohl and the SPC Ballroom Dance Team. Escorts for the nominees were Nathaniel Gonzales and Elias Mata.
There were 16 contestants representing SPC clubs, organizations or residence halls to compete for the title. The interview segment of the competition made up 50 percent of the total score with casual and evening wear comprised 25 percent. The contestants’ response to the question segment counted as 25 percent on the judges’ ballots.