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Alli Beth King, a sophomore biology major from Rison, was crowned Miss Tech 2022. King is a Zeta Tau Alpha sorority member and the Golden Girls dance team. “I was very excited but also shocked,” King said. “I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve Tech.”
Since winning, King feels she is already more involved on campus. King’s most prominent supporters are her family, Zeta, and the dance team. She worked hard on her talent to prepare for the competition, which was a tap dance routine to the song “Lean on Me”. She also spent time preparing for the interview portion of the competition.
“It was a lot of fun. I made a lot of friends, and I was really glad that I got to meet people that I normally wouldn’t have met,” King said.
King wants to encourage people to take even a tiny part of their lives and give to others. Her social impact initiative is Give Y.O.U. “Which means to give yourself to others. It’s just about encouraging people to volunteer,” she said.
King was involved in a church group growing up, which encouraged her to choose this as her social impact initiative. It helped her realize that everyone needs a little extra help at times.
She plans to use her initiative to show students that it takes a small amount of time to help someone in need. “I feel like a lot of the problem with people not volunteering is they don’t know how or are scared to get involved,” King said.
She hopes to create more opportunities for students to get involved. She wants to help students feel more comfortable when volunteering. King’s biggest goal as Miss Tech this year is student involvement and to be the person that students know they could go to. “I want to form the image that Miss Tech is a friend to everyone,” King said.
King held the title of Grand Prairie Miss Outstanding Teen in 2019 and competed in state that year. She is excited to compete in Miss Arkansas this June. According to King, “I just want everyone to know how thankful I am to represent and serve Tech.”