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Elkhart Central graduate named Miss Ball State University

Elkhart Central graduate recently won the Miss Ball State University pageant.

Posted on Jan. 28, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.

ELKHART — Chole Anagnos, a 2011 graduate of Elkhart Central High School, was named Miss Ball State University 2014 on Jan. 18 and will compete in the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant in Zionsville in June.

Her title came with a $1,500 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Indiana title and an additional $7,000 scholarship.

“My platform is called ‘Live to Serve: Promoting Volunteerism in our Community,’” she said. Anagnos also won the preliminary talent award and the Cardinal Spirit award at the BSU pageant.

Anagnos’s enthusiasm for volunteerism began while she was a high school student in Elkhart. She played piano at various local nursing homes and went on a mission trip to Costa Rica with her church, Trinity United Methodist Church. While a student at ECHS, she was also involved in the Key Club and student government.

Now, she is the student body president at Ball State University and is an active member of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi.

“A lot of my volunteering that I do, especially for Ball State and the Muncie community, is through the Student Government Association,” she said.

In addition to volunteering, Anagnos will prepare for her competition in June by preparing a piano piece for the talent competitions, staying healthy and shopping.

“It sounds silly,” she said, “but wardrobe choice is really important.”

Anagnos will spend a week in Zionsville this summer doing volunteer projects with other pageant participants and competing in the pageant.

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