By Lindsay Pierce
It would be a night to remember for Sarah Chapa after she was named Miss Texas A&M University-Kingsvile on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Chapa, a junior from Orange Grove, TX is a major in Fashon Merchandising with plans to graduate in the Spring of 2013. Some of her career aspirations include attending graduate school and eventually becoming a clothing buyer for a store. She is active on campu and is part of he Fashion Merchandising Group, Kappa Omicron Nu, an orientation leader, and an ambassador for human sciences.
“I believed it would be a good learning experiencee which I would grow from and also have the opportunity to meet new people,” Chapa said. Chapa went on to say that in order to prepare for the pagent the candidates practiced on campus Monday-Wednesday for almost a month, and on her own she practiced her speech and went over possible interview questions.
While attending TAMUK for th past three years, she said she feels she has developed her leadership, as well as communication skills and has met a lot of new people. She said she spends her spare time visiting with her family and friends, working out, reading and studying. As Miss TAMUK, Chapa said she wants to become even more involve with campus activities and events and give back to the University as much as she can.
“After seeing what the previous Miss TAMUK did in her role, I know I have big shoes to fill, but I know I can accomplish this role. I will not only play the role of a leader, I will be playing the role of a Role Model as well. I want to represent our University in the positive manner in which it should be represented,” Chapa said. “I would also like to thank my friends, family, and my co-workers at the Peer Mentor Center for all of their love and support.”