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November 14, 2004

Huntsville's Stewart Stokes crowned Miss Birmingham-Southern College 2005

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Stewart Stokes of Huntsville is Miss Birmingham-Southern College 2005.

The senior interdisciplinary biology/psychology major was crowned following talent, swimsuit, and eveningwear competitions Saturday night, Nov. 13, in the BSC Theatre. The six contestants also participated in an interview competition earlier in the day.

Miss BSC 2004 Morgan Smith of Cullman crowned Stokes. Shannon Camper, Miss Alabama 2004, was the pageant host.

Stokes also received the Neal and Anne Berte Community Service Award for her platform “Up in Smoke—It's Your Choice to Smoke Your Life Away.” Her talent was classical piano. She is the daughter of Kathryn M. Stokes of Huntsville.

Mary Kathryn Gaines, a sophomore political science major from Heflin,

was first runner-up to Miss BSC 2005. Gaines also won a Neal and Anne Berte Community Service Award for her platform on the Make a Wish Foundation. Her talent was vocal. She is the daughter of Pamela and Tommy Gaines of Heflin.

The Neal and Anne Berte Community Service Award is named in honor of the recently retired longtime BSC president and first lady.

The Miss BSC Pageant is an official preliminary competition for the Miss Alabama Pageant scheduled for next June. Stokes will compete to become the 22nd Miss BSC since 1938 to also be crowned Miss Alabama.




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