2/11/2008 - Camden native crowned 'Miss Judson '08'
Judson College sophomore Fightress Stallworth of Camden was crowned "Miss Judson" at the pageant on Jan. 25. She took the crown from current "Miss Judson" Rikki Enzor of Centre.
"One Bible verse comes to mind, 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,'" Stallworth said. "I had never participated in a pageant, and I am not at all the stereotypical beauty queen. It is with these thoughts in mind that when deciding to participate in 'Miss Judson,' I was doing so solely for the experience and friendships I would gain."
Stallworth is an English major and Spanish minor, and the daughter of Truman and Minnie Stallworth of Camden. She is president of the Judson Student Government Association (SGA), a dormitory resident assistant and works part-time as a legal secretary in the law office of Robert Turner in Marion.
Stallworth explained that she weighed only three pounds at birth, but her determination caused her mother to name her "Fightress."
"She still fights hard for what she believes," Minnie Stallworth said.
Stallworth recited "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou for her talent contribution.
Caroline Price of Marion was named first runner-up, and Jessica Mosley of Bay Minette was named second runner-up.
Other contestants included Joy Coppock of Lowndesboro, Jillian Coplen of Prattville, Jasmine Baker of Clayton, Whitney Bryars of Springville, Ashley Campbell of Laceys Spring and Christina Lee of Smiths.
"I look forward to representing Judson College, a place that continues to help me and so many other women to grow both spiritually and academically," Stallworth said.
* Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.