Nov 11, 2021
Alexis Rhodes, of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, chosen as Miss Hard Work U. in College of the Ozarks 2021 Homecoming Coronation Ceremony
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Alexis Rhodes, of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, was chosen as Miss Hard Work U. in the College of the Ozarks 2021 Homecoming Coronation Ceremony on Nov. 4, 2021. This year’s theme was Together Again.
Rhodes is a senior elementary education and biblical and theological studies double major.
Her court included first runner-up, Moriah Widner, senior biblical and theological studies major, of Alpena, Arkansas. Second runner-up was Tatum Manary, junior public relations major, of Marshfield, Missouri. Third runner-up was Kami Powell, senior family studies major, of Springfield, Missouri. Fourth runner-up and Miss Congeniality was Audrey Simmerock, junior biblical and theological studies major, of Eminence, Missouri.
Over 25 C of O workstations nominated candidates for Miss Hard Work U. The candidates worked together as a group, along with Elevate Branson, to serve meals to the community.
Votes by the student body and one-on-one interviews went into a cumulative assessment of the top 10 candidates. A panel of judges selected the top five, based on their graded essays and overall stage presence. These candidates answered onstage questions during the Coronation Ceremony. The judges crowned Miss Hard Work U. and her court based upon the previous culmination of scores and the impromptu Q & A.