TKE’s Host’s Annual Philanthropy Event, Miss Greek

TKE’s Host’s Annual Philanthropy Event, Miss Greek. 

By Lauren Hoedt

Wednesday April 26th, 2017

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What is Miss Greek? 

On Wednesday, April 26th, in The Grand Ballroom, TKE hosted their annual Miss Greek competition, a pageant show for Panhellenic and Nonpanhellenic sororities to compete in and raise money towards TKE’s philanthropy St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Miss Greek also gives money to the first place winner in the competition. Tickets were $5 at the door along with t-shirts for St. Jude, their national philanthropy.

What is TKE’s Philanthropy? 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is TKE’s national philanthropy. “Originally it went towards Mothers Against Drinking and Driving however, this year we have changed it to our national philanthropy St. Jude” Lawrence Moore, the president of Tau Kappa Epsilon said. In past years TKE has sent all the proceeds of Miss Greek to Mother’s Against Drinking and Driving. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a non-profit organization that treats children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. In the opening moments of Miss Greek, the competition was started off by showing a video, from St. Jude, about a little boy named Mason who had the chance at life again because of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

What Did Miss Greek Consist Of? 

Miss Greek, a philanthropic event that has been hosted by TKE since 2009, consisted of an entrance walk, talent portion, a formal wear walk, and a Question and Answer. The top three contestants did the question and answer and from there, the winner was chosen. During the entrance walk, the women were escorted by members of the fraternity and were cheered on by their sorority sisters and parents. Through out the show, audience members where encouraged to buy St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital shirts that went towards the proceeds for St. Jude.

Why Attend Miss Greek

For every person that shows up to Miss Greek, $5 is going towards a child with cancer or another life threatening illness that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital can help save. St. Jude is known for helping save kids lives and never making them pay a bill so all a family has to focus on is making sure their child lives.When a child goes for treatment at St. Jude, they don’t pay a bill, this includes after a child is in remission.This includes, treatment, travel, food, and stay, St. Jude wants families to focus on their child getting better rather than worrying about how they are going to pay their bills. Miss Greek also gives girls a chance to dress up for a night and be part of the reason people come out to support the philanthropic event. Miss Greek has started to become a well known philanthropy event on campus and all the members of TKE encourage anyone, greek or not greek, to come support a great cause. Miss Greek typically runs every Spring Semester, so if you missed out this chance, there’s always next year.

The Winner of Miss Greek 2017Miss Greek Winner

Miss Greek is a night for girls to be girly, or show off what they think would be fun for an audience, much like Margaret Flanagan, who was the 2017 Miss Greek Winner. Margaret showed off her Chi Omega letters in her opening entrance, right after leading into the talent portion Margaret showed off her funny person personality and did the classic, Napoleon Dynamite Dance while wearing her, none of than, Vote Pedro shirt. After the talent portion, she went into her formal wear, a beautiful red dress and walked the run way. The top three all had to answer questions for last points and Margaret answered her question, “What do you feel success is?” with “Success is the feeling of turning in that project you worked on for such a long time, and to keep moving forward with no holding back.” Congratulations to Miss Greek 2017, Margaret Flanagan of Chi Omega!

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