Lee University’s Lydia Thompson was crowned Miss Parade of Favorites at the annual Parade of Favorites event.
Ms. Thompson, who was representing Cleveland Against Sex Trafficking, also won the Service Award. She is a junior intercultural studies and studio art major from Cordele, Ga. She was escorted by Ashton Owens.
Marah Whitaker, who represented Campus Choir, won first runner up and was escorted by P. J. Ricketts.
Tau Kappa Omega’s contestant Ali Baker, escorted by Grey McCoy, won second runner up.
The third runner up was Kyleigh Hill who represented Theta Delta Kappa and was escorted by Mason Sturm. Ms. Hill also won the Interview Award and the Talent Award for singing “Rise Up” by Andra Day.
The winner of the Miss Congeniality Award and fourth runner up, Macy Satterfield, was escorted by Ben Benavides. She represented Omega Alpha Phi.
Alexys Jones, representing Ladies of Lee, won the Kay McDaniel Woman of Achievement Award. She was escorted by Oliver Conn.
Justin Yeager was given the Escort Award for escorting Amber Daugherty, who represented Zeta Chi Lambda.
Parade of Favorites is an annual, student-led, talent showcase at Lee University. Various campus clubs and organizations select representatives to compete on the club’s behalf. This year’s theme was “Illuminate.” Cierra Motes directed the event and was assisted by MacKenzie Clinton.