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
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.