Nov 11, 2022
Erin (Ren) Hawley, of Hollister, Missouri, chosen as Miss Hard Work U. 2022
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Erin (Ren) Hawley, of Hollister, Missouri, was chosen as Miss Hard Work U. in the College of the Ozarks 2022 Homecoming Honors Ceremony on Nov. 3, 2022. This year’s theme was Continuing Our Legacy.
Hawley is a senior agricultural development major.
Hawley’s court included first runner-up, Ncuti Ishimwe, senior biblical and theological studies major, of Columbia, Missouri. Second runner-up was Kara Ford, senior allied health science major, of Nixa, Missouri. Megan Botta received the Character Award and Kat Anderson scored the highest in personal essay.
Over 38 C of O workstations nominated candidates for Miss Hard Work U. The candidates worked together as a group, along with Elevate Branson, to serve meals to the community.
Votes by the student body determines the top 10. A panel of judges selected the top five, based on their graded essays and panel interviews. These candidates answered onstage questions during the Honors Ceremony. The judges crowned Miss Hard Work U. and her court based upon the previous culmination of scores and the impromptu Q & A.