Mace Selected as Semi-Finalist in Pageant
Lisa Mace, formerly of Moore County, competing as Miss Goldsboro, was selected by the judges as one of the top 10 contestants at the Miss North Carolina Pageant Saturday night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. As a semi-finalilst, she wins an $800 scholarship.
Amanda Watson, Miss Garner, was chosen as the new Miss N.C.
Although Miss Moore County Lauren Puleo was not chosen as for the top 10, she was named as one of five most talented non-finalists, which gave her a $250 scholarship, and also received the non-finalist interview award that carries a scholarship of $300.
Friday night, three of the four young women with a Moore County connection were selected to the Top 10 during the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant held Friday night at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.
Kensley Leonard, of Southern Pines, representing Thomasville; Blair Puleo, of Pinehurst, representing Forsyth County; and Charity Haskins, of Aberdeen, representing Fayetteville, competed against seven other girls from across the state on the final night of the pageant.
Haskins was named as second runner-up for both the Scholar and Community Service Awards.
Mya Hipps, Miss Gastonia Outstanding Teen, was selected by the judges as the 2008 Miss N.C. Outstanding Teen.
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