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Junior Miss to be chosen

Escambia County’s Junior Miss competition is set for July 10 beginning at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the Woodfin-Patterson Auditorium on the

campus of Jefferson Davis Community College located on Alco Drive.

Jessie McKinley is serving as chairman for the scholarship competition among young Escambia County women.

Six contestants are vying for the title of Escambia County’s Junior Miss

with hopes to advance to the state competition later this year.

Contestants and Little Sisters of the group recently traveled to Mobile to

witness the 53rd Annual America’s Junior Miss event.

With the 2011 events, the competition will be renamed “Distinguished Young Women.” More in depth information concerning the name change will be

revealed during the local event, McKinley said.

Participants in this year’s event include students from Brewton, East

Brewton, Atmore and Flomaton.

Contestants are Megan Andrews, Dallas Brown, Walton Nichols, Kelsey

Templeton, Cierra White and Shelly Womack.

Megan Andrews is the daughter of Bennie and Zelda Andrews and is a student at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton. During the talent portion of the competition, she will perform a praise dance routine to “Grateful” by

Hezekiah Walker. Serving the contestant as Little Sister will be Sharnae

Puryear.

Dallas Brown is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brown of Atmore and is a student at Atmore Christian School. During the talent portion of the

event, she will perform “Let It Be” as a piano instrumental and vocal presentation. Serving the contestant as Little Sister is Maud Meacham.

Walton Nichols is the daughter of Randy and Melissa Nichols of Atmore and is a student at Escambia Academy. During the talent portion of the competition,

she will perform a jazz dance routine to “My Strongest Suit,” a musical number from the Broadway show, Aida. Serving the contestant as Little Sister will be Jenna Brown.

Kelsey Templeton is the daughter of Roger and Lisa Templeton of Brewton and

is a student at T.R. Miller High School. During the talent portion of the

competition she will perform a vocal selection, “Temporary Home,” by Carrie Underwood. Serving the contestant as Little Sister will be Jaime Snowden.

Cierra White is the daughter Earnie White of Flomaton and the late Angie

White and is a student at the Alabama School of Math and Science. During the

talent portion of the competition she will perform a vocal selection, “New

York, New York,” by Frank Sinatra. Serving the contestant as Little Sister

was Taylor White.

Shelly Womack is the daughter of David and Janet Womack and is a student at

Excel High School. During the talent portion of the competition she will

perform a piano solo, “Valse, Op. 64, No. 1.” Serving the contestant as Little Sister will be Niki Bryan.

Additional information concerning the Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman competition can be found at the official Website at www.ajm.org or by contacting officials with the Escambia County office.

Escambia County Junior Miss contestants get ready for competition to be held July 10 in Brewton. | Submitted photo