ENMU Students Participate in Miss New Mexico

ENMU Students Participate in Miss New Mexico

"My dream is to work my way up to becoming a state consulting forensic anthropologist. Until then, I am planning on working in the field as a crime scene technician," said Miss Sandoval County.

She is currently the vice-president of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and writes for "The Odyssey" at ENMU.

One of her favorite memories of ENMU was participating in the 2016 Homecoming Court.

"Running for homecoming was so much fun. When we participated in the Homecoming Pageant, my interview question hit me on a very personal level and inspired me to go beyond the university level of pageants. I was prepared and ready to take on interviews on a local and state level.

"Quite honestly I didn't think I was going to place or win a title, so when I did it was reassurance that there was a reason behind me stepping out of my comfort zone and participating in the Miss America Organization," explained Mosley.

"I am very fortunate to have optimistic and fun-loving peers that make any experience memorable."

She is from Albuquerque and lived in Rio Rancho, New Mexico for 10 years.

"My grandparents lived in Sandoval County for many years, thus why the title of Miss Sandoval County is very near and dear to my heart," said Mosley.

Miss Sandoval County enjoys to sing, two-step and spend time with her friends.

Her platform is advocating optimism and a more confident youth through weight loss.

"With this platform I am hoping to inspire teens and young adults to get out and be more confident, healthy and remind them that weight loss is a worthwhile event that can change their lives and their whole perspective on whatever circumstance they currently sit at in life," said Mosley.

Alexis Cupps, who began at ENMU in fall of 2016, was crowned Miss Roosevelt County. Before attending ENMU she attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Cupps is pursuing a degree in social studies with an emphasis in history, and hopes to become a high school history teacher.

So far she has enjoyed attending ENMU football games and seeing the Greyhound mascots run across the field in their Vic-Tory run.

Cupps grew up in Oklahoma with her aunt. She enjoys reading, writing in journals, making to-do lists and pinning (on Pinterest).

A fun fact about this Miss New Mexico is she doesn't like being touched by people, "even hugs from my family, it makes my skin crawl."

She became involved in the pageant scene because one of her friends convinced her to do it last year and she fell in love with the organization and the kids that they do it for.

Her platform is entitled "Who Runs the World? Girls Inc." and it is for the organization Girls Inc.

"The organization is all about empowering and lifting up young women as well as encouraging them to pursue higher education," said Cupps.

The third ENMU student was Rene Smith, her platform addresses the importance of young adults establishing healthy patterns before the age of 25 due to "the psychological permanence of the party stigma."