Nunchucks, Tahitian dancing, guitar-playing, opera and reciting monologues were some of the varied talents seen at the 2009 Miss UVU that took place a week ago.
UVU student Lauren Burton took home the crown along with a full-tuition scholarship for next year and a $200 book scholarship from the UVU bookstore.
Alongside Burton, Liesl Wright was named first attendant with Carlee Johnson and Kaydee Brown named second and third attendant respectfully. They each won a $750 scholarship for each semester next year to go along with a $100 book scholarship.
Spirit of the Pageant- UVU’s miss congeniality award — was given to Tiffany Rogers.
Burton was also awarded for being the contestant who raised the most money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Burton is a sophomore majoring in elementary education. She sang “My Destiny” by Katharine McPhee for her talent. Her platform was on suicide prevention and how suicide is not an option, neither is silence. In her previous pageant experience, she was a former Miss Payson. She will prepare for Miss Utah coming up in June.