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UT Martin's Hannah Robison wins Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant title


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut


MARTIN, Tenn. – Hannah Robison, a University of Tennessee at Martin senior, was crowned Miss Tennessee 2015 at the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant on June 20 in Jackson. Robison, of Paris, is a chemistry major with a minor in psychology.

Robison will receive an $18,000 scholarship in addition to the job title of Miss Tennessee, who serves as Gov. Bill Haslam's official spokesperson for character education. She competed in this year's pageant as Miss Scenic City and uses her position as a titleholder to promote her personal platform "Campaign Against Pain: Arthritis Awareness."

Robison was one of three UT Martin students to compete for this year's title. Courtney Caton, a junior marketing and business management double major from Huntingdon, competed as Miss MidSouth. Her platform is the March of Dimes Foundation, which seeks to promote stronger, healthier babies and pregnancies.

Shelby Dotson, a junior elementary education major from Rutherford, represented the university as Miss UT Martin. She uses her position to support Relay for Life. Dotson was recognized by the pageant judges as one of five non-finalists whose performance in the preliminary rounds deserved honorary mention.

Robison will advance to the Miss America Pageant, held Sept. 13 in Atlantic City, N.J. She joins Linda Workman Shumate (1967), Elise Neal Davis (1979) and Valli Kugler Kelly (2002) as the fourth UT Martin student to claim the Miss Tennessee title.


PHOTO ID – Pictured is Hannah Robison, Miss Tennessee 2015.

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