Ryan Johnson ’10 named Miss USS Alabama

Tue, 03/09/2010 (All day)

March 9, 2010

MOBILE, Ala. – Ryan Johnson, a senior dual-degree engineering major at Spring Hill College, recently was named Miss USS Alabama.

The USS Alabama Crewmate Program was founded in 1967 as an ambassador effort for the then newly created USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The Crewmates volunteer their time at events to promote the park, which honors Alabamians who have served in branches of the military. The Crewmates have dedicated thousands of community service hours not only to Battleship Memorial Park, but also to Mobile County, Baldwin County, and the State of Alabama.

The program, now in its 42nd year, has offered more than 200 young ladies an opportunity to serve in this position, and also to receive scholarship funds to the college or university of their choice. Johnson received a $1,000 scholarship as a Crewmate and an additional $1,000 as Miss USS Alabama.

“Mobile will always hold a special place in my heart as my hometown, but representing it as a Crewmate over the past year has been an incredible honor, one which definitely has connected me even more to the city and the Battleship Memorial Park forever,” Johnson said. “Winning the title of Miss USS Alabama was a total surprise, but one which I am so proud and happy to have received.”

Johnson is a member of Delta Delta Delta fraternity, Up ‘Til Dawn, the Math Club, and a volunteer through the Foley Community Service Center.