Several Belmont students competed at the Miss Tennessee pageant this past weekend, where senior Hayley Lewis earned the highest score in the talent category on the night of the pageant and was crowned Miss Tennessee. Lewis will compete in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 14, which will be televised on ABC. She will defer from the University for one year to travel the state as Gov. Bill Haslam’s spokesperson for Character Education as well as the goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network before returning to campus in August 2015 to complete her studies in music business and classical vocal performance. While at Belmont, Lewis provided gameday support for basketball and baseball teams.
Kalleigh Bullard, Miss Nashville, was second runner up and talent and earned the highest score in swimsuit during preliminaries. Jaclyn Torrento, Miss Chattanooga, was fourth runner up and earned the Miss Tennessee Community Service Award. Other Belmont students who competed in the pageant were Brooke Hudgins, Miss Fall Fest; Racheal Turner, Miss Rocky Top, who tied in talent during preliminaries with Aria Stiles, Miss Queen City.