Two Former Miss North Carolina Teen USA Students Graduate From HPU

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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2009 – Two former Miss North Carolina Teen USA students will graduate from High Point University on May 9. The students, Elizabeth Carty and Brittany Crews, were the first Miss N.C. Teen USA contestant winners to accept the scholarship to HPU.
 
Carty, who will graduate on Saturday with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education, was Miss N.C. Teen USA in 2004-05, and won Miss United States Teen in 2006 as a freshman at HPU. As a student, Carty has been active in Cheerleading (captain), Kappa Delta Sorority and Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society). She has served as a resident assistant and captain university ambassador. Following graduation, she plans to teach special education in Guilford County.
 
Crews, who will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations and a minor in Communications, was named Miss N.C. Teen USA for 2002-03. She has been active in Cheerleading, and has served as the delegate for SAAC. She has served as president of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and as a delegate on the Panhellenic council for her chapter. She has also been a university ambassador and a member of Alpha Delta Omega Human Relations Honor Society. Following graduation, Crews plans to work in Raleigh for training and development firm Progress USA.
 
Carty and Crews are not the only High Point students to enjoy the honor – Nikkie Groat, a junior at HPU, won Miss N.C. Teen USA in 2005. In addition, incoming freshman Julia Dalton was named Miss N.C. Teen USA in 2008.
 
For more information about the Miss North Carolina USA and Miss North Carolina Teen USA, visit www.rpmproductions.com or call 803-648-6220.
 
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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