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UTC student earns scholarships

wittlerStefanie Wittler, Miss Hamilton County and a student at UTC, was named third runner-up to Miss Tennessee 2006 at the state Miss America Pageant. The event was held recently in Jackson, Tennessee.

wittler2Wittler was awarded a $4,000 scholarship to continue her studies as a communication major at the University. She also won the State Community Service Award. Her platform “Think S.M.A.R.T.” encourages students to stay in school, and to become involved in their schools and communities. She was awarded an additional $1,000 scholarship for the honor.

The sophomore communications major also won the swimsuit preliminary. Wittler sang “I Will Always Love You” for her talent presentation.

At 19 years old, Wittler was among the youngest of the 38 contestants. It was her first attempt at the Miss Tennessee crown.

July 7, 2006

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