Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-06-08
Miss Samford Amanda Tapley was named Miss Alabama 2008 at the end of the annual scholarship pageant competition Saturday night, June 7. Tapley, a piano performance and pre-medicine major, recently completed her sophomore year at Samford.
The Birmingham native impressed the audience with her performance of "Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor," as she did in winning the Miss Samford title last November. Her pageant platform is "Music for a Cure" of pediatric diseases.
The Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant is held annually in Wright Center on the Samford campus.
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.