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Local Miss America prelim pageant set for this weekend

December 7th, 2011 10:00 am by Staff Report

Local Miss America prelim pageant set for this weekend

The 2011-2012 Miss Historic Jonesborough/Miss Johnson City Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.
The event, a preliminary to the Miss Tennessee and Miss America Scholarship Pageants, will be held in a new location this year, in the D.P. Culp University Center Auditorium at East Tennessee State University. The pageant will feature 10 area young women vying for the titles of Miss Johnson City and Miss Historic Jonesborough.
They will be competing in several categories, including evening gown, swimsuit, talent, and on-stage interview. This year’s pageant theme is “Tennessee Christmas” starring the contestants, Miss Johnson City 2011 Alexandra Honeycutt, Miss Historic Jonesborough 2011 Jennifer Leigh White and Miss Northeast Tennessee Sarah Stokely.
Special entertainment will be provided by Curt Mathson and Honeycutt, White and Stokely. The show is being produced by Kristen Gaines Allen and directed by Susan Painter.
Former Miss Historic Jonesborough Julia Mitchell will emcee the event. The event will be sponsored by Sandy’s Jewell Box and the new Miss Johnson City, Miss Historic Jonesborough Scholarship Organization.
General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door the night of the show. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
More than $1,500 in college scholarships will be awarded to the winners and runners-up. Each winner will receive a $500 Sandy Reiger Scholarship courtesy of Sandy’s Jewell Box. A special community service scholarship honoring Pat Miller will be awarded, along with a $100 Miss Congeniality Scholarship honoring Velma J. Harmon, a long-time pageant supporter.
Each of the three winners will receive a one-year membership to the Wellness Center provided by Mountain States Health Alliance, along with a Miss America crown and sash courtesy of the Miss Johnson City, Miss Historic Jonesborough Scholarship Organization. The 10 contestants are:
Byrgundy Mallory, 18, is the daughter of Geoffrey and Octavia Mallory of Knoxville. She is a graduate of Gibbs High School. She is currently attending East Tennessee State University and hopes one day to become a dermatologist. Her platform is volunteerism. For her talent presentation, she will be dancing.
Whitney Shelton, 17, is the daughter of William and Megan Shelton of Gray. She is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School. She is currently attending East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in broadcasting. She hopes to work for a television station one day. Her platform is Breast Cancer Awareness. For her talent presentation, she will be dancing.
Brittany Grace Byrd, 23, is the daughter of Tim and Lori Byrd of Jonesborough. She is a graduate of David Crockett High School and is currently attending East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing a degree in mass communications. She is also pursuing her certification in cosmetology at Jenny Lee Academy. She hopes one day to open a salon and day spa in the Tri-Cities Area. For her talent presentation, she will be singing. Her platform is Child Abuse Advocacy and Awareness.
Courtney Paige Bell, 20, is the daughter of Terry and Resie Bell of Unicoi. She is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School and is currently attending East Tennessee State University, where she is majoring in nursing. She hopes one day to be a nurse practitioner specializing in labor and delivery. Her platform Issue is Project Backpack Feeding the Children. For her talent presentation, she will be clogging.
Emilee Rose Ketron, 20, is the daughter of Michele and Randy Ketron of Kingsport. She is a graduate of Sullivan North High School. She is currently attending Middle Tennessee State University, where she is majoring in graphic design. She hopes one day to become a graphic designer for Jostens’s Yearbook Co. Her platform is the fourth R in Education.
Greta Diane Wilkinson, 19, is the daughter of Gary and Debbie Wilkinson of Bristol. She is a graduate of Bristol Tennessee High School and Jenny Lea Academy. She is currently pursuing her career as a licensed cosmetologist in Johnson City. For her talent presentation, she will play tenor drums. Her platform is “Behind These Eyes.”
Heather Roberts, 22, is the daughter of Les and Ronda Roberts of Spring City. She is a graduate of Rhea County High School. She is currently a student at Mississippi State University, where she majoring in applied meteorology. She hopes one day to become a television meteorologist. For her talent presentation, she will play classical piano. Her platform is Storm Ready Tennessee, Raising Severe Storm Awareness.
Macie Brooke Peterson, 20, is the daughter of Lynn Peterson of Green Mountain, N.C., and Kathy Peterson, of Erwin. She is a graduate of Mitchell High School and is currently a student at East Tennessee State University, where she is majoring in business management. She hopes to open her own music store. For her talent presentation, she will perform a piano solo. Her platform is encouraging music education for children.
Jessica Daniel, 20, is the daughter of Phyllis and Kenny Daniel of Tullahoma. She is a graduate of Moore County High School. She is currently attending East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing a degree in finance banking. Her career goal is to become a licensed Certified Public Account and to own her own C.P.A. firm. For her talent presentation, she will present a lyrical dance. Her platform is “Climbing the Ladder to Self Esteem.”
Sarah Elaine Willis, 19, is the daughter of Dennis and Judith Willis of Kingsport. She is a graduate of Sullivan South High School. She is currently attending East Tennessee State University, where she pursuing a degree in pre-law/criminal justice. Her career goal is to become a lawyer. For her talent presentation, she will be singing. Her platform is Court Appointed Special Advocates for Kids.

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