Miss UAB competes for Miss Alabama crownIt’s time to cheer on Miss UAB! Harley Chapin, the current Miss UAB, will compete in the 2017 Miss Alabama Pageant June 7-10 at the Wright Center at Samford University. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. each night. All students, faculty, staff and friends of UAB are invited to support as she vies for the crown.

“Harley has always had her sights set on impressive dreams, as she aspires to become Miss America one day. Competing for Miss Alabama is the next step toward that goal,” said Jessica Brown, coordinator of Student Activities and the University’s Miss UAB Pageant. “As one of UAB’s most talented, well-rounded and scholastically-minded leaders, we’re honored to support Miss UAB in this competition. She’s going to represent our institution well.”

Harley is a junior art major with a concentration in art studio from Columbiana, Ala. She boasts numerous scholastic and extracurricular honors, including service as Shelby County High School (SCHS) SGA Senior Class President, member of the Clogging Champions of America Youth-Leadership Council, member of Youth Leadership of Shelby County and recipient of the 2013 SCHS Most Talented award. As her community service platform for the Miss Alabama pageant, Chapin will champion on behalf of veteran support by raising awareness of the non-profit organization Lone Warriors.

“[Through Love Warriors], I work with people locally in Alabama to help veterans in their home and office life,” Chapin says. “We also have an Operation TheraPic that aims for therapy through photography. We have bike rides, fun runs, and pancake breakfasts to raise money. The organization also fundraise to build wheelchair ramps and reorganize homes and offices so veterans have an easy transition in life. Our main goal and mission is ‘Their battle, our call!’ We put veterans first with the utmost respect to make sure they can live comfortable lives.”

Single night, single-guest tickets for the Miss Alabama pageant range from $29-$55 each – price range is based on seating preference. Read more and purchase your ticket today at http://bit.ly/2qPHJdw

Find out more about Miss UAB here.