Seven Running for Miss Wayland Crown


Group pictures of Miss Wayland contestants

PLAINVIEW – Seven contestants will take the stage Saturday night, vying for the title of Miss Wayland 2019. Themed “Beautifully Wild,” the Miss Wayland scholarship pageant will take place at 7 p.m. in Harral Memorial Auditorium. The event is open to the public. Admission is $2.

Contestants include a cross-section of student life with a wide array of talents.

Morgan McIntosh is representing the President’s Ambassadors. A junior from Colorado Springs, McIntosh is a biology major with an exercise and sport science minor. She hopes to work as a physical therapist. McIntosh is a member of the President’s Ambassadors, has worked as a student trainer and currently works in the registrar’s office. She will present a yoga routine as her talent.

A sophomore from Plainview, Ericka Espinosa is representing the business office. She is pursuing a degree in psychology with a Christian leadership minor. With her degree, she hopes to counsel teenagers dealing with difficult issues. Espinosa works in the business office and will sing as her talent.

Nikki Argueta is representing the Student Alumni Council. A junior from Plainview, Argueta is a pre-nursing major. She hopes to become a registered nurse in the neonatal or delivery field. Argueta is a member of the Baptist Student Ministries leadership team, the Student Alumni Council, Student Foundation, Student Union Board and President’s Ambassadors. She will demonstrate basic lifesaving skills as her talent.

Sidney Manross is a sophomore education major with a religious education minor from Perryton. She hopes to work as a teacher for children in Central America. Manross is a member of the BSM leadership team, the Student Union Board and Student Government. She will lead a Guatemalan worship song as her talent. Manross is representing Baptist Student Ministries.

A senior from Odessa, Miasha Pride representing the honors program. She is pursuing a psychology degree with a justice administration minor and hopes to continue her education at graduate school before earning a position with the FBI. Pride is a member of the Black Student Association, the Wayland cheer team, and gospel praise ensemble. She has worked with Koinonia and is enrolled in the honors program. Pride will play the harp as her talent.

Jessica Stalsby is a junior intercultural missions major from Willis, Texas. She is minoring in psychology. Following her education, she hopes to become a missionary in Japan. At Wayland, Stalsby has been involved with the WBU dance team and the BSM leadership team. She will perform a dance as her talent. Stalsby is representing the Wayland Sapphires dance team.

Keylynn Boyce is representing the Black Student Association and the Forensics Union. A senior from Killeen, Boyce is pursuing a degree in communications with a minor in Christian leadership. Following Wayland, she hopes to attend graduate school at Texas Christian University, then become a teacher in Shanghai while working on a Ph.D. Boyce is the President of the Speech and Debate Forensics Union, president of the Black Student Association, serves on the Student Culinary Council, and is a member of Student Senate. Boyce will present an original spoken word as her talent.

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