Congrats Savvy Shields Miss Arkansas now..

Miss America

Isn’t she a UofA student?

Great weekend to be from this great state

Yes! A great weekend for the State!

Yep, UA senior. I believe she’s the second UA student/grad to be Miss America, after Donna Axum in 1964.

Savvy’s dad is Todd Shields, who is the dean of the Fulbright College. Her mentor is Robyn Starling Ledbetter, who was one of my professors in the UA journalism department. I know Robyn has talked about Savvy’s potential to win big pageants for about five years, so it was neat to see all of their work fulfilled.

She was on Fox News this morning and represented Arkansas very well. They closed out the segment with a little Woo Pig Sooie! They also made the comment that Arkansas was one of the great states that is so often misunderstood. Very positive segment and shows how the Hogs are associated with the state as a whole.

The whole family are great people. I have no doubt she will do the state proud.