ECHS students got the 'fever' Saturday
By By Adrienne McKenzie
Eleven young women from Escambia County High School showed just how groovy they truly are Saturday night when they competed for the title of Miss ECHS 2007.
The theme of the night was "Saturday Night Fever," so each contestant got to show off her finest 1970s attire during the introduction. The night was full of 70s music, such as "Play that Funky Music," "Long Cool Woman" and "Let's Stay Together."
Eleventh grade student, Tamekia Boggan, was crowned Miss ECHS 2007. Boggan said the night was full of fun, especially when she dressed in her 70s clothes.
"It went really well," Boggan said. "My favorite part was the introduction."
According to Boggan, a part of her duties as Miss ECHS 2007 include participating in the school parades throughout the year and also she will have her picture taken for the football program.
"Next year I will get to crown the new Miss ECHS, too," she said.
Kiara Henry, ECHS 11th grader, was awarded with first runner-up at the pageant. She said she had a great time participating in the competition and she was honored because originally she did not feel as if she'd place in the Top 5.
"It was fun, a lot of fun," Henry said. "My favorite part was when they did the biography because I got to rip the stage like a runway. This was my first pageant, I wasn't expecting anything, just to have fun. I am happy for Tamekia."
Second runner-up, 11th grade student Sade Stallworth, said she also feels the pageant went well.
"I think it went good," she said. "My favorite part was all of the other girls (hanging out)."
Stallworth knew she'd be in the Top 5 because she did well last year in the pageant.
"Yes I did," she said when asked if she felt optimistic about being in the Top 5. "I was first alternate last year."
Other competitors include, Lameika Abner, Viridiana Aburto, Ashlee Bryars, Sybil Chafin, Jordan Gates, Terrica Ingram, Torie Moore and Patsy Presley.
The Top 5 were, Boggan, Henry, Stallworth, Chafin and Gates.
Other awards included; academic achievement and physical fitness, Henry; spirit award, Presley; poise and appearance, Gates and Miss Congeniality, Boggan.
Boggan was appreciative of the citizens of Atmore who came out to watch the girls perform.
"I would like to thank everybody that came out from the community and showed their support of the pageant," Boggan said.