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Dixie State University Crowns Homecoming Queen Wednesday Night

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Homecoming Line

Dixie State University senior Shaelie Knutson was crowned 2013 Miss Dixie State Homecoming Queen in front of a capacity crowd this past Wednesday night at the Avenna Center Cox Auditorium. The pageant was held as part of DSU's Annual Homecoming Week festivities, which formally kick-off this Monday, Oct. 21.

Knutson, a communication major from Preston, Idaho, won a full tuition scholarship and an opportunity to represent Dixie State and compete at the 2014 Miss Utah Pageant next June for a chance to advance to the 2015 Miss America Pageant. Pageant hopefuls were judged in physical fitness/swimwear, evening wear and talent areas of the competition, along with the customary onstage question and personal interview portions of the event.

Rounding out the 2013 DSU Homecoming Royalty is first attendant Teysia Slater, a freshman elementary education major from Pleasant Grove, Utah; second attendant Jessica Jensen, a junior integrated studies major from Herriman, Utah; third attendant Kelby Morrison, a sophomore music major from Oakley, Idaho; and fourth attendant honors went to Lauren Randall, a sophomore psychology major from Upland, Calif.

Four additional awards were presented that evening, including the Director's Choice Award presented to Brittney DeLeeuw, a freshman music major from Stephenville, Texas; the Community Service Award was given to Miss Dixie State Shaelie Knutson; Dominique Campbell, a freshman social sciences major from West Jordan, Utah, picked up Miss Photogenic honors; and Mazie Ludlow, a senior communication major from Turlock, Calif., was named Miss Dixie Spirit.

Photo Cutline: Miss Dixie State Homecoming Queen 2013 Shaelie Knutson (center), a senior communication from Preston, Idaho, poses with her court and the conclusion of DSU's Miss Dixie State Homecoming Queen Pageant this past Wednesday evening at the Avenna Center Cox Auditorium. (photo courtesy of DSU PR – Danielle Christensen)