Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-10-23

Scarlotte Lee Deupree of Vestavia Hills was crowned Miss Samford University 2001 Friday evening (OCT. 20).  A junior English major, she is the daughter of James and Joy Deupree.

Finalists were Misty Michelle Gardner of Holly Pond, first runner up; Carrie-Nell Folmar of Montgomery, second runner up; and Valerie Hope Childers of Powder Springs, Ga., third runner up.

Deupree and Childers tied for swimsuit honors. Folmar won the talent competition.

Deupree, a vocalist, performed the Frank Sinatra hit, "That's Life." She will represent Samford in the Miss Alabama competition next June. Literacy is the platform cause that she will champion during her reign as Miss Samford. Her work with literacy programs earned her a Presidential Service Award presented by the national Points of Light Foundation last May.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.