|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
. , 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5,2011 8 - DIXIESUNNEWS.COM WE . ihrough ihe .decades: G.enerations of of irldition 94 reflect on winners years pageant , , , , , D-Cluèe- 1 ons ,,, , ,, . .,, ,,,,,., . , . - skyedsu ,..,,, ,, , - - --- 1922. - - , ., ,, - r The current areas of competition include private interview, talent, The Pageant is one of Dixie State University's oldest cam- - - Just as Dixie College focuses on what they've already done," Madison Brostrom, academic advisor and pageant director, said. "There is no age restriction, no swimsuit or fitness competition, and married students are evening wear, an onstage question, academic achievement, written essay, service and involvement. "It differs from Miss Dixie because Miss Dixie focuses on what they'll do and pus traditions. This most recent pageant marks 94 years since the first Roma Church crowned in was Esplin, BY SKYE CLAYTON evolved into the university it is today, the Pageant has also evolved over the years into the production it is today. All photos are courtesy of the owners. en eligible to compete." en D-- , ' t i , ROMA A '' ' CHURCH ESPLIN According to an April 12, 1973 South Utah article titled, "Queens, First and Present Featured" Esplin said: "We were elected by the student body, as each class nominated a girl to repre-- Press-Advertis- er l , :' . . winner 1922 , freshman student at 15 a sent them. They cast their , votes with money as a ,' penny represented one : was vote." Only celebrated instead of -the present so the winner was called the Queen." years old. winThe first ner was in 1922. At that time, Dixie was a college that combined the last two years of high school with the two years it offered, so of college . able to win as was Esplin ' 1 , , ,..' , ". ? 1:' 8 ' - , -- ., 4 , '' ,''.-'- . It's taking part in? first said the most memorable part of the pageant was having her grandrnother '. ' , , i : , ,, Tweet us using , . , voiceofdixie. , , i..., , , ,, , , ,. i , of ' ...., ' ' .- . , ,1?..-- -,-, x, ' : 4 "I A 7, ' 1 -''. ,,,,, :k v.C,,,. ,.,, , . ' i ' r') ,,, ,, 1 K11,,IIIT winner 1 1 t - , , ' . , , . ,, !,, - ' ', ' :1 , , ',' ,' . ,, , m From , - , ,,- - . , 1 'i ) I -- Willa Nita Brooks Der-tic83, said winning was , the ultimate honor. 4 4 The ';'1, , 4' ,, -; ,- , , ' --- ' ' - ' qt'''tio: Y- 1,' -, Pag- eant was very different in those days," Derrick said. "You were selected by the faculty and it was based on your involve- - ,, . ., performs nuclear test at Nevada ,; k, - : , - US ' ,,,- I ., . ' - , , APRIL 5 1965 i;., ,i' ,, ment in the school. i , globe, but they We did not have to do any kind of talent. They didn't even have a show like they do now." 1711111 fNITA .4,. p,,.,,,..,.,,.z. nnooNs BERRIE ', P George today. her husband's career as an Air Force fighter pilot took them around the 1954 winner . , re- turned home to their Dixie roots to raise their family. The Derricks still reside in St. After her time at Dixie, ,, Test Site. ,,., , - - ., '', k , . , - .. ,. k i;, A., 1914 - World Trade (enter, I, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 , t , '1C- 7 ' '' ,,, - - ' .''' ,, t, ,.., ,,,, stories.) ,, -- 1 - ' ' ' ' L.eSie'f t 'r, - . I . I . 4,.-) ts.., ,,, "kAihksiin , "w.f... ( winner 0I hi,,.iii - 1 i hi,2y hiiii,,,ri an-- fiv,-,- , : wont n'ic'- -, tili.-- tnok vvas of ''''- nn -,, ,t,,,, my hand to my moLth in sMock: I've re- more and a:!y I've F,is tyloie CF0Wil ..r,Ider ' igeherEleiciiris oli herifirim- ... ily.attend Dixie.. '1 - EiTIPC2'y jOhi-1- ..son, 70, filas nounceci Source: onthisday.com it ..vv:):2A was sucha thiiiii and honor. to say the least," Johnson said. "Every Ind Dixie sa,',d her of her life, i.,,,Tiait ..,,,,,;:',',,,..:!ki 1' I te NN'es hi r.:111!ig'ii: time at , ,,- , , i ..,.....-- ittvz.! '. -, - IIt I , , ,., ' - - ,,,,.,. ..- , 1 ''- Ittio 1 ; L,,,,. 11 a (reat ..,,i ooportunity honor to be She iiit'ir: - , was and is of ttle labdc of ) , ''..t it: 4 , ' .,,,,i; ' ,afcs..' (.,,,,,,, Dixie." ., UPCOMING , ti 4 '' 17, 1 l!'- -i ,,, , MOVIE , ., , Nicole Metcalf Hadley, 36, is currently an RELEASES , g , .. t . t , .,''i' , ',,,,,...'- t ' t 'T , , adjunct instructor of tap dance at DSU For the talent portion of the competition, Hadley performed a River-danc- 4 - .t..; I ,' . , - e, which is a ,,. - , ( r- - ,.. , 'i ,, ,ii. combination ,.,01e' of traditional Irish quick dance steps set to traditional Irish music. "I keep coming back to Dixie," Hadley said. "If we truly feel the Spirit of Dixie, don't we all keep coming back?" During the competition process, Hadley tripped and her dress ripped all the way up the side. She grabbed some duct tape and still went out on stage. "To this day, the duct tape is still on that dress," Hadley said. ' EICOLE HADLEY 2000 winner , , 4 - SARAH NILSSON , 4 4 April 7 "Colossal." "Smurfs: The Lost Village." "Going in Style." I( 2016, and Th 2' -,- , 1, , I. 1 o I I i - , , , ' . 1 I . I li 1 4 1 ' te: S n Sugar The c "1914 ',,, 4,4' , . , , -' I 6 , , k ,,.' ., r,, ç,v 1 con-i- L, ESPIRI 19 on Di 10i7f!! i CALE i I 4. :' t,f.,,, i ' 1981 1 7,,, 44, . J- . ; .,','':-.-.74- ' , ' ' - r ' ,',1.1 4 4:;,4'.4- have to say Dixie was by far my favorite," Smart said. "It holds all of my best memories." .. - '',.',,,,---- ,, 0 - , . , 1 Ps,..,,,-,. -- iP ,,,, . i. , ay Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University, and the University of Utah. "I loved all of the schools, but ,' '.:,,-- ( 4 ,-- there with her when she was crowned. After her time at Dixie, Smart also attended daughter of the , ,, i i i . .:- ) What events will you be . - , ' 4 . ; - , ,... - presi( t the ct I sity it doors Acadl '1't , ,,,, "D-D- form( '''' -- tt, ,, , , , ,p11100.... N. .,, .., 'T tr" - 0-D- ay ' Koni Kae Esplin Smart, 55; grand- - A ; i, - - , 1 ';'' ' .'' : ,c,,,';44,ii24,4, ' fights Acc writtc I"' - N 2016 winner Sarah Nilsson, a communication major from Gunnison, said she participated because she wanted to give back to the school that gave her so much. "My advice to those interested in would be, do it," Nilsson said. "You'll never regret saying yes. My life motto is: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." , , competing c.