Pulley, Womble Miss, Young Miss SHS Pageant winnersPublished 10:38am Friday, March 1, 2013
COURTLAND—Micheala Pulley was crowned Miss SHS 2013 during the 10th Annual Miss Southampton High Fashion Pageant on Feb. 22 before a standing-room only crowd.
During her reign, Pulley will attend events at Southampton County schools and promote education, school spirit and extracurricular activities.
Runner-up was Meg Sharp and Patrice Giles was second runner-up for the Student Government Association-sponsored event.
Mikayla Womble was crowned Young Miss. First runner-up was Nadia Purvis and second runner-up was Kaycie Edwards.
Other Miss SHS award winners included:
• Most Photogenic Alex Nichols
• Sponsors and Judges Award Zoe Beale
• Best Interview Pulley
• Best Fashion “Inspired Steps”Amanda Hewett
• Best Fashion “Go Red AHA” Sharp
• Best Fashion “Inspired” Giles
• Best Evening Wear Mikayla Clarke
• Best Question and Answer Sharp
• Miss Congeniality Cheyenne Yerton
Other Young Miss award winners were:
Best Interview Womble
Best Fashion “Inspired Steps” Purvis
Best Fashion “Go Red AHA” Kristen Lane
Best Fashion “Inspired” Micheala Bernocco
Best Evening Wear Edwards
Best Question and Answer Womble
Miss Congeniality Bernocco.
For the first time, pageant contestants sponsored the same platform — the American Heart Association. During February, contestants raised funds and awareness through the school and community. Representatives from the American Heart Association worked with the students and attended the pageant.
The Miss Community Service Award went to Purvis for raising the most money.
Contestants were judged based on an interview, fashion, evening gown and service. Judges also look for personality, grace, confidence and communication skills.
Judges were Gail Alexander-Wright, a national advocate and spokeswoman for the American Heart Association; Milan Broadus and Shelbi Valentine, fashion merchandising majors at Marymount University; Barbara Tatum, a businesswoman and active community member; Whitney Councill, a former first runner-up in the Miss Franklin-Southampton County Fair Pageant and former top five contestant in the Miss SHS pageant; and Kim Terranova, co-owner of a textile company and previous assistant and patron of the Miss SHS Pageant.
The contestants practiced, trained and worked in the community since November. They learned how to walk the runway, speak on stage, learn interview skills, create a resume and dedicate time to service.
Contestants participated in raising funds for the Trooper Hill Toy Drive and Jameer Woodley Reading Foundation, and participated in resume and courtesy building workshops.
Danyelle Nettles from the New Tones SHS musical group sang the “National Anthem.” Tyler Altstatt, Jacob Beale, Livingston Brown, Alex Dunlow and Kevin Watford played music for the Miss SHS Pageant.