Belton, Texas – For her talent Miss Search Cru, Molly Rodeffer, reenacted the archery scene from Pixar’s Brave. By the end of the night, the woman who portrayed a fictional princess earned a crown of her own. Rodeffer was named Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor 2020, Saturday, November 9, in the annual Miss MHB Pageant held in W.W. Walton Chapel.
Reigning Miss MHB Briana Frederickson crowned Rodeffer at the end of the evening’s contest. A senior engineering major from Salado, Rodeffer is the daughter of Aaron and Megan Rodeffer. During her time at UMHB, she has been involved in Search Cru, University Ambassadors, England Missions, and C-Life.
Unlike other pageants, Miss MHB celebrates young women with self-confidence, personality, and inner beauty. Each of the evening’s 17 competitors represents a different class or organization. They also each champion a platform of their choosing. Rodeffer's platform is “Building Global Relationships.”
This year’s other contestants included: Miss Enactus, Allyson Beam; Miss College View, Ashia Copeland; Miss Delight Ministries, McKenzie Decker; Miss McLane Hall, Nicki Dipietro; Miss Burt Hall, Bailey Fore; Miss Baptist Student Ministry, Hannah Glass; Miss ASTRA, Janeajia Green; Miss Association of Texas Professional Educators, Annie Hasselbach; Miss Social Work Club, Micki Hutchins; Miss Cru for Life, Eunice Michaelson; Miss Remschel Hall, Macy Mitchell; Miss Independence Village, Chloe Poe; Miss Lord Hall, Kaysie Sparks; Miss Association of Black Students, Mikala Stevens; Miss Campus Activities Board, Bethanee Tovar; and Miss Farris Hall, Jhanvi Vyas.