April 12, 2016, Manhattan, Kansas- Delta Upsilon Fraternity and the Union Program Council hosted Kansas State University’s fourth annual “ THE MISS K-STATE COMPETITION” on Tuesday, April 12. This event features various organizations on campus through the submission of one woman who exemplifies the values and traditions of their organization.
Kappa Alpha Theta was represented in the competition by sophomore Christine Rock. Rock is duel majoring in food science and political science and minoring in non-profit leadership studies.
“I really liked being able to express my passions, and the importance I feel for hunger,” Rock said. “The fact that I got to advocate for those things is why I ultimately decided to participate in the competition.”
Proceeds from this event go to Delta Upsilon’s International Philanthropy, the Global Service Initiative.
Junior Samantha Thomas said that she loved watching the live stream of the event because of the central focus on the Global Service Initiative.
“Christine was true to herself from beginning to end,” Thomas said. “I believe her passion and drive are what won her the title of Miss K-State 2016.”
Contestants compete in four different rounds. These rounds include the Wildcat Round, the Talent Round, the Career Round and the Question Round.
“I think it was really cool getting to rap, but my favorite part was the career round because I got to talk about what I am passionate about,” Rock said. “Even though I was not the one speaking, it was awesome having the opportunity to share my passion for hunger.”
The overall award for “MISS K-STATE 2016” includes a tiara, a sash, a bouquet of flowers, and a trophy. Rock will hold her title for a year, participating in events both on and off campus.
“I am excited to be able to represent K-state,” Rock said. “I am also so happy to have the opportunity to talk to so many people about the issue of hunger and be able to spread awareness.”