Foreman native gets second shot at the Miss Arkansas title

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Updated: May 18, 2018

Special to the Little River News

After competing for the title of Miss Arkansas last summer, Hannah Burrow, the daughter of Chad and Rachelle Burrow of Foreman, thought her chance to capture the crown was over because she had aged out of the Miss America Organization system. That’s the way things stood for half the competition season, until an announcement was made by the MAO in January that they were extending the age limit by one year. Burrow saw her chance and started competing again. She was crowned Miss Lake Dardanelle in March of this year, a preliminary pageant qualifying her to return to the Miss Arkansas stage at the Robinson Center in Little Rock this June.

To win the title of Miss Lake Dardanelle, Burrow competed in private interview, on-stage question, talent, lifestyle & fitness, and evening gown categories. She won the crown as well as the top prize in the evening gown portion. She has since been promoting her platform, Safe Around Sound, centered around hearing preservation and early detection of hearing loss. This platform stems from her own experience as a hearing-impaired person, being diagnosed as being completely deaf in one ear in the first grade.

Burrow will now go on to compete for the title of Miss Arkansas. Competition will take place the week of June 9-16. There is an Arrival that is open to the public at the State Capital building on Saturday, June 9. After announcing the contestants, attendees will have the chance to meet them and get autographs. Burrow then competes in private interview on Sunday, evening gown and on-stage question on Tuesday, talent on Wednesday, and lifestyle & fitness on Thursday. This all culminates in the crowning of the new Miss Arkansas on Saturday evening. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and the Robinson Center box office.