Tali Rose of Gainesville is one of the candidates in Southwest Baptist University’s “Mr. and Miss Southwest” pageant, an annual tradition that honors one male and one female student who represent the SBU Bearcat family for the coming year. This year’s pageant is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in Pike Auditorium on the SBU campus in Bolivar. Eight candidates are nominated from the junior class by SBU faculty and staff; they are voted on by the students by text message during the pageant, which includes introductory videos about the candidates along with talent presentations and question-and-answer sessions. Tali, daughter of SBU alumnae Paula and Randy Rose of Gainesville, is a social work major.