Terry also won Social Change, Talent, and Spirit awards and received grants totaling $3,300.
Junior Emma Terry is the new Miss University of Alabama at Birmingham 2023.
Thirteen female students competed for the title in the Miss UAB Scholarship Pageant on November 12 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The contest, presented by Student Involvement and Leadership, is an official precursor to the Miss Alabama and Miss America contests.
Terry, the daughter of Amy Terry and Brian Terry of Leeds, Alabama, also won the Social Change, Talent and Spirit Awards, earning a total of $3,300 in grants. She is majoring in Accounting at Collat School of Business and is taking the Personalized Path of UAB Honors College.
Sophomore Phaedra Manuel of Hoover, Alabama was named first runner-up and Miss Congeniality, winning $1,100 in scholarships. Manuel is on the Personalized Path of Honors College studying Bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary major between the UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Junior Sophia Porrill, from Gardendale, Alabama, was runner-up and won an $800 scholarship. Porrill is a Kinesiology major in the School of Education and is on the Honors College Personalized Path.
Senior Emily Morring of Blountsville, Alabama, was named third place winner and won a $500 scholarship. Morring is a biology major and chemistry minor at the College of Arts and Sciences.
Junior Jeanie Cabaniss of Pelham, Alabama, placed fourth runner-up and won a $500 scholarship. She is majoring in Kinesiology.
Leeds, Alabama, sophomore Priscilla Moyana won the Civic Engagement Award and a $200 stipend. Moyana is a Mathematics major with Computer Science and Chemistry minors at the College of Arts and Sciences and is on the Personalized Path of Honors College.
Sophomore Jada Allen of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, won the Servant’s Heart Award and a $100 stipend. Allen is an Accounting major and is on the Personalized Path of Honors College.
Sponsored grants include the Social Change Award sponsored by Lindsey Elmore, Pharm.D., Miss UAB 2004; the Talent Award sponsored by Kelly Belcher, Miss UAB 2000; the Civic Engagement Award sponsored by Serve205; and the Spirit Award sponsored by the Blazer Spirit Council. The first Servant’s Heart Award was created to allow contest guests to donate to charity. This year, contestants were able to donate menstrual pads to Blazer Kitchen upon arrival at the competition. The nominee with the most donations won the award. More than 6,090 menstrual pads were collected for Blazer Kitchen.
Miss UAB 2023 will receive a gift certificate from Southern Exposure Photography, one year free workout classes from True40 Fitness Studio, one year free haircuts from Morgan Ashley Salon, a gift bag from UAB Bookstore and a gift certificate for a free spray tan from Glow by Gabby. Glow by Gabby also offered discounted spray tans to all contestants. Little Brown Photography sponsored the headshots and photographs of the contestants.