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Miss Johnson City, Miss Historic Jonesborough to be crowned Saturday

Contributed To The Press • Nov 19, 2019 at 5:15 PM

The Miss Johnson City, Historic Jonesborough Scholarship Organization will crown the 43rd Miss Historic Jonesborough and the 75th Miss Johnson City Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, beginning at 7 p.m. at David Crockett High School, Jonesborough.

Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door.

The organization also announced the return of competitions for the titles of Miss Historic Jonesborough’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Johnson City’s Outstanding Teen.

All contestants will compete in several phases of competition, including private interview, talent and on-stage question. Each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, which is a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large. Those competing for the titles of Miss Historic Jonesborough and Miss Johnson City titles will participate in a “red carpet” evening gown competition, where they will present their social impact initiatives. The Outstanding Teen contest will include a lifestyle and fitness competition and evening gown.

The winners of the Miss Historic Jonesborough and Miss Johnson City titles will each be awarded $1,000 in scholarship funds for her college or graduate school education. A total of $3,050 will be awarded to all four winners. The four winners will also receive prizes valued at $4,600.

Nine young women are competing for the titles of Miss Johnson City and Miss Historic Jonesborough:

Jordan Bowling is a dual enrollment student at Anderson County High School and Roane State Community College who plans to major in Biology. She will dance for her talent. Bowling’s social impact initiative is “Opening Doors for Kids with Special Needs.” She is sponsored by Cumulus Media.

Kristen Gallant earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University. For the talent competition, she will sing. Her platform is “CHANCES: Creating Families Through Adoption.” Gallant is sponsored by Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, PC.

Savannah Carter attends Tusculum University and plans to obtain a degree in biology and pre-medicine. She will present a line dance for her talent. Carter’s social impact initiative focuses on how the Veteran Administration Office treats veterans. Creative Photography is her sponsor.

Victoria Aleah Stamper is a dual enrollment student at Dobyns-Bennett High School and Northeast State Community College. She plans to major in pre-medicine. Stamper will sing during the talent competition. Her social impact initiative is “The Importance of Organ Donation: Donate Life.” She is sponsored by Dance Productions Royale.

Sydney Helton attends Northeast State Community College, where her major is speech communications. She will dance for her talent. Her platform is “Adopt Don’t Shop.” She is sponsored by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.

Jessica Silvers is a student at Tusculum University. She plans to major in biology and pre-medicine. Silvers will sing. Her platform focuses on a positive body image. She is sponsored by Tutus, Taps & All That Jazz.

Aleah McCoy attends Dobyns-Bennett High School. Her college plans include majoring in forensic science. She will present a jazz dance. McCoy’s platform is about Kingswood Home for Children. She is sponsored by Pardue Photographics.

Bailey Cheek is a student at Walters State Community College. She plans to major in early childhood education. She will perform an Acro Dance. Her social impact initiative is “Hands Together: Changing Lives Forever.” Cheek is sponsored by Celebrate Rentals.

Anna Konstantopoulos is majoring in Biblical and theological studies at Milligan College. For her talent, she will play the piano. Her platform is “Unseen but Believed: Raising Awareness for Invisible Illnesses.” Konstantopoulos is sponsored by The Posy Shop.

Six students from local middle and high schools are vying to be Miss Johnson City’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Historic Jonesborough’s Outstanding Teen:

Zoie Stout attends Unicoi County High School and is sponsored by The Posy Shop. For her talent, she will perform sign language with interpreted dance. Her platform is “Be Seen, Be Heard – Shining a Light on All Disabilities.”

Kiya Clark is a Greeneville Middle School student who will perform a lyrical dance. She is sponsored by Cumulus Media. Her platform, “Back to Basics,” focuses on helping underprivileged children.

Tara Kilgore is a student at David Crockett High School and is sponsored by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. She will sing for talent. Her platform is “BeThe1To — Suicide Awareness and Prevention.”

Sydney Collier attends Bristol Tennessee High School. She is sponsored by Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, PC. She will present a modern dance for her talent. Her platform is the Mitch Movement – Sharing Kindness and Helping Others.

Kaya Willis is a David Crockett High School student who will sing for her talent. She is sponsored by Dance Productions Royale. Her platform focuses raising awareness for the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

Kynleigh Dunbar attends Science Hill High School. He is sponsored by Pardue Photographics and will present a lyrical dance. Her platform is “Kynleigh’s Kindness: Serving Those Who Protect and Serve Us.”

Allison Silvers is a student at David Crockett High School. She is sponsored by Tutus, Taps & All That Jazz. She will present a sign language performance for talent. Her platform is “Karing Hearts.”

During their year of service, the young women winning these titles will travel across East Tennessee, speaking to children, students, government officials, business leaders, community groups, and all types of citizens about her platform issue. Miss Historic Jonesborough and Miss Johnson City will also be eligible to compete for the Miss Tennessee title in June 2020. The winner of Miss Tennessee will then compete at Miss America. The Outstanding Teen winners will compete in Gallatin, Tennessee in March 2020 for the title of Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen.

The Miss Johnson City, Historic Jonesborough Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Johnson City, Historic Jonesborough Scholarship Organization has made available more than $100,000 in scholarships to young women throughout East Tennessee since 1975.

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