The reigning Miss Missouri, Tippe Emmott of Springfield, will be among the featured guests at this year’s Missouri Day Parade on Saturday morning, October 20th in Trenton.
Miss Emmott is currently a junior at Drury University majoring in communication studies and public relations. She captured the title of Miss Missouri this summer. The 21-year old co-ed hopes to earn her Bachelor’s degree and own her own dance and performing arts studio.
A ballet dancer, Miss Emmott has performed throughout Europe as a principal dancer for the Encore Ballet Company and has performed with the Osmond Brothers and made guest appearances at the Dixie Stampede, the Legends and the Jim Stafford shows – all in Branson. She has traveled to six countries and has been teaching ballet for the past six years.
An advocate for the Children’s Miracle Network, Miss Emmott founded the Branson 5K Walk for that organization and has volunteered to work in the Springfield/Branson areas supporting activities and fund raisers for the “network.” She has been a student ambassador for the People to People organization, was an ambassador for the Ozarks Honor Flight and enjoys being a role model for young people.
Her pageant platform is “POINTE” Towards Self-Confidence to Achieve Success.
If chosen Miss America, Miss Emmott says she hopes to incorporate all the things she loves - dancing, inspiring those around her, educating her peers to self-acceptance and embracing their own individuality.
The 28th annual Missouri Day parade rolls at 8:30 on the morning of Saturday, October 20th. Entries are still being accepted for the parade by contacting Steve Maxey or Rick Klinginsmith in Trenton.