Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-10-15


Sarah Kathryn Sharp, a junior family studies major from Vestavia Hills, Ala., was crowned Miss Samford University 2012 Saturday, Oct. 15.

Sharp, age 20, will represent Samford in the Miss Alabama scholarship pageant in June.  Her pageant platform is Dysautonomia Youth Network of America, which focuses on an autonomic nervous system disorder.

Sharp also won the talent competition for her bass clarinet performance of “Blue Monk” by Thelonious Monk, and the Miss Congeniality award.  The Vestavia Hills High School graduate is the daughter of Sally and Allen Sharp.

Pageant finalists were Liz Zegler, a sophomore nursing major from Cottondale, Ala., first runner-up; and Christina Myers, a senior sports medicine major from Wetumpka, Ala., second runner up. Myers also won the lifestyle and fitness award.

Rebekah Harris, a sophomore education major from Cullman, Ala., won the Spirit of Samford award.