Laura Davenport and her supporters celebrated her Miss Auburn victory Tuesday night.
Elections officials announced the results on the steps of Cater Hall.
A junior in biomedical sciences, Davenport said she felt “overwhelmed, overjoyed and extremely thankful” after her election.
Davenport said campaign week had a lot of highs and lows, but she’s grateful for her staff and excited for the doors that may open in the coming year.
Davenport’s campaign centered around the line of the Auburn Creed that reads, “I believe in honesty and truthfulness without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow man.”
She said she’s excited to be a voice for Auburn’s students.
“Part of my platform was emphasizing the relationships that you make on your day-to-day interactions,” Davenport said. “And I’m going to continue that and make friends with everybody across campus and just be that smiling face that they encounter when they step on Auburn’s campus.”
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For other Miss Auburn candidates, it was a bittersweet night.
“I’m feeling very happy for Laura,” said Kennedye McGhee, Miss Auburn hopeful. “I’m obviously sad that I didn’t get it, but I think that we did our best, and I think Laura is going to make a great Miss Auburn, and she’s going to do very well in her role.”
Maddie Sullivan, Macy Armstrong and Kate Dorsten also sought the position.
“Running for Miss Auburn has been the biggest honor and opportunity,” Sullivan said. “And I’ve fallen even more in love with Auburn than I already was.”
Davenport won with nearly 27 percent of the vote. Armstrong followed in second with 24 percent.
Nearly 40 percent of student voters cast a ballot.
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