Hannah Disterdick And Chandler Lawson Attend Miss Tennessee Workshop

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Hannah Disterdick and Chandler Lawson
Hannah Disterdick and Chandler Lawson

Miss Shelby County Hannah Disterdick of Chattanooga and Miss Chattanooga Chandler Lawson attended the Miss Tennessee Workshop in preparations for the state pageant on June 20-23 in Jackson.   

Miss Disterdick, a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Sodd -Daisy High School, is pursuing her Dietetics internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville.  She is the daughter of former Miss Tennessee Desiree Daniels and John Disterdick.  

Miss Lawson will be graduating from UTC in May with a degree in Political Science and has been accepted to the University of Tennessee  College of Law. 

Misses Disterdick and Lawson were also the 2007 and 2008 Tennessee Junior Misses.

They are among the 36 contestants who will be competing to become the 60th Miss Tennessee crowned in Jackson and they are also two of the 10 contestants with area ties.  


Ringgold's Public TV Moves From Channel 2 To 197

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