PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo freshman Jessica Hartman of Pueblo will represent Colorado next spring as she competes in the 2010 Miss USA competition on NBC as a result of being crowned 2010 Miss Colorado USA last weekend.
Hartman captured the title of 2010 MISS COLORADO USA® on Nov. 1 at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley. The annual competition consists of three proportional segments: evening gown, swimwear and interview. Eligible young women must be between the ages of 15 and 26 and be unmarried residents of Colorado in order to compete in the pageant.
Hartman, a 2009 Pueblo County High School graduate, is seeking a degree in mass communications at CSU-Pueblo with the hope of a career in broadcast media. She was named a 2009 Kane Scholar, a scholarship program made possible by the foundation of the late Alexander “Andy” and Wanden Matthews Kane. Students are selected based on their high school academic record, and on recommendations from each Pueblo high school (Centennial, Central, County, East, South, Pueblo West, and the Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School, Rye, and Pueblo Tech Academy) as well as a written essay and personal interview. As Kane Scholars, students receive free tuition, books, and mandatory course fees toward pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
Hartman hopes to inspire young women to be strong independent individuals by example and motivational presentations. In high school, she held numerous leadership positions with Future Farmers of America and 4-H and also is a competitive figure skater, who has represented both the Pueblo Figure Skating Club and the Broadmoor Skating Club.
With the victory, Hartman received thousands of dollars in prizes and awards. Most importantly, she will compete for the national title of MISS USA® on April 18 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which will be broadcast live on NBC. Pending the outcome of that competition, Hartman would also have the opportunity as the new MISS USA® to represent the United States in the MISS UNIVERSE® competition, which is televised in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Pending the outcome of that competition, Hartman would also have the opportunity as the new MISS USA® to represent the United States in the MISS UNIVERSE® competition, which is televised in more than 130 countries worldwide.
The MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, MUO is committed to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education such as the Latino Commission on AIDS, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda’s Club, the women who champion these causes during their reign are armed to impact women today. The titleholders of the Miss Universe Organization personify the combination of beauty and intelligence that defines the 21st Century.
For more information on the MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® state pageants, visit www.misscoloradousa.com, email email@example.com, or call the Future Productions state pageant offices at (952) 440-4550.
Colorado State University – Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.
Julie C. Rodriguez
Colorado State University – Pueblo Foundation
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81001