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Miss Tech crowned

January 15, 2015

 

 

CATHERINE BURKE 

The winners of the pagent pose together while Lacey Sanchez, the current Miss Louisiana, looks on–Photo by Brian Blakely

The winners of the pagent pose together while Lacey Sanchez, the current Miss Louisiana, looks on–Photo by Brian Blakely

Staff Reporter

 

Miss Tech 2015, Eva Edinger, has a special tie to her new title.

 

“My mother was crowned Miss Tech om 1975,” said Edinger, a junior biology and pre-med major.

 

Edinger said she is eager to carry on the legacy of her mother, Joan Burt Edinger, the current director of admissions, who provided constant encouragement that made her more determined and inspired.

 

Fourteen women competed for the title held Jan. 8 in Howard Auditorium before an audience that included other pageant queens, including Miss Louisiana.

 

In addition to Edinger, the judging panel selected the following finalists: Jordan Ward, fourth runner-up; Anna Blake, third runner-up; Molly Humphries, second runner-up; and Rachel Vizza, first runner up.

 

Miranda McDonald, a senior biology major,  does a clogging routine as part of the talent competition–Photo by Brian Blakely

Miranda McDonald, a senior biology major, does a clogging routine as part of the talent competition–Photo by Brian Blakely

Vizza said it was “absolutely wonderful” being in the top two.

 

“I wouldn’t have wanted to share that moment with anyone else,” said Vizza, a junior studio art major. “Eva absolutely deserved that, hands down. I’m so proud of her.”

 

Vizza said this pageant was all about the journey and she walked away from the it completely satisfied with herself.

 

“I have accomplished goals that seemed impossible in the beginning,” she said. “With the encouragement of family and friends, I have accomplished more than I thought I would.”

 

Miranda McDonald, Miss Tech contestant and senior biology major, said she would encourage anyone to be in the pageant.

 

“I had an absolute blast throughout the entire process,” she said. “I made so many wonderful new friendships and for that, I wish I could do it over and over again.

Edinger said she is honored and humbled to have been crowned.

 

“Jan. 8 will forever be engrained in my mind,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it when they announced I had won the title of Miss Tech. It was a riveting moment.”

 

Edinger said it still does not seem real.

 

“I’m still letting it sink in,” she said. “I’m so excited that I’ve been given this opportunity to represent my university.”

Eva Edinger is crowned Miss Tech by James King, the vice president for student advancement, and Meagan Lee, Miss Tech 2014–Photo by Colin Fontenot

Eva Edinger is crowned Miss Tech by James King, the vice president for student advancement, and Meagan Lee, Miss Tech 2014–Photo by Colin Fontenot

 

Edinger said she looks forward to what the future holds for her as Miss Tech.

 

“This upcoming year is going to be incredible,” she said. “I’m going to definitely make the most of every day as Miss Tech.”

 

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