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Parade and Grand Marshal
The 2019 Blue and White Homecoming Parade will begin at 9th and Cherry streets in downtown Terre Haute. The parade will run west on Wabash Avenue to 5th Street and will end at the intersection of 5th and Chestnut streets.
Miss Indiana to lead ISU Homecoming parade
Indiana State University will enjoy a touch of royalty when Miss Indiana Tiarra Taylor leads the 2019 Blue and White Homecoming Parade on Oct. 12.
“I absolutely cannot wait to interact the community. I am especially excited to see the young people in attendance, because that’s where my passion lies,” Taylor said. “ISU’s Homecoming is a time for old and new Sycamores to come together and enjoy fellowship around being a part of ISU — the GREATEST university in the state!” she said.
Taylor, who also is a two-time Miss Indiana State University and Miss Harvest Homecoming queen, will represent the state at the Miss America competition in December. Her talent is vocal performance.
“These past four months as Miss Indiana have been two words: busy and so much fun. I have done a lot of traveling already, attending events and volunteering,” Taylor said.
Taylor, ’20, a communication major from New Albany, is only the second Miss Indiana State University to become Miss Indiana. The other was Terre Haute native Kathleen Burke in 1961.
The role of mentor is one Taylor enthusiastically embraces, as her social impact initiative is “Bringing advantages to disadvantaged youth.”
“I was a disadvantaged youth. Growing up in a low-income household and being a minority, there were many barriers stacked against me. However, I persevered and overcame those obstacles,” Taylor said. “I want other young people to know that they are capable of doing the same, despite their circumstance.”