Kelsey Dow, Miss Craighead County USA, was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2012 on the night of January 8, 2012 in Bentonville, Arkansas. She will represent Arkansas in the Miss USA 2012 pageant.
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Kelsey Dow being crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2012
Kelsey Dow Crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2012
” Representing my home state, Arkansas, at Miss USA 2012 is unbelievable. There are days when I wake up and can’t believe that I am actually chasing after my dream of becoming Miss USA. “
This was Kelsey’s first time competing in the Miss Arkansas USA Pageant. Kelsey also recieved the title of Miss Photogenic and the Interview Award.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with friends and family. Kelsey is the twenty-one year old daughter of Dr. Tim and LeAnn Dow of Jonesboro, Arkansas. She has an older sister, MacKenzie, who has always been her biggest supporter. Kelsey is a member of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta where she has held numerous positions. She has made the Chancellors, Deans, and Honor’s Directors List at Arkansas State University where she is majoring in Communication Disorders. She plans on obtaining a Master’s Degree in order to become a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.
Kelsey plans to use her title as Miss Arkansas USA 2012 to remain a positive role model, as well as give back to her community. She has spoken to local schools about the importance of volunteering and hopes to encourage the younger generation to get involved. Kelsey is also an advocate against Texting and Driving. She hopes to raise awareness of the dangers texting and driving causes.