New Queens Crowned: Hunt, Matthews Chosen for Titles
Summer Hennings, Miss Moore County 2012, crowned a successor Saturday night after this year's pageant, held at Aberdeen Elementary School Auditorium.
Jocelyn Hunt, of Raeford, was selected Miss Moore County 2013.
"I am looking forward to visiting all over Moore County to present information about my platform, which is about stroke prevention," she said.
The daughter of Douglas and Mary Hunt, Hunt sang the song "I Know Where I've Been" during the talent portion of the competition.
Hunt also received the talent award for the Miss Division.
Last year, she competed at the state level as Miss UNC Pembroke, where she was a student.
"I still have a lot to do to be ready for June, though," she said.
Kira Pagie Hunt served as Hunt's Carolina Princess.
Miss Moore County receives a $1,200 scholarship as well as a $600 in-kind scholarship from Sandhills Community College.
Hayley Morie, of Sanford, daughter of Greg and Michelle Morie, was chosen as first runner-up. The Lee County High School student performed "Gimme That Thing Called Love," from the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
Her platform was volunteerism; Macy Kaelyn Armstrong served as her Carolina Princess.
Anna Bowers, also of Sanford, received the scholar award and the community service award for her platform, "Building a Better Sandhills."
The Southern Lee High School student performed a ballet en pointe during the talent competition. She is the daughter of Robert and Andrea Bowers.
Serving as Bowers' Carolina Princess was Taylor Mitchell.
Ashlee Deese, of Southern Pines, daughter of Harold and Catherine Deese, performed a clarinet solo during the talent competition. A student at Elon University, her platform was organ donation.
Caroline Hilliard served as Carolina Princess for Ashley Deese.
Outgoing Miss Moore County Outstanding Teen Alessandra Gironda crowned Ashlee Matthews, daughter of Kevin and Vickie Matthews, of Seven Lakes, as the new teen level queen.
Matthews performed a tap routine to "Ease on Down the Road," from "The Wiz."
Matthews, a student at Union Pines High, chose mentoring teens with scoliosis as her community service platform, and received the community service award.
Her Carolina Princess was Tanna Stafford.
Miss Moore County's Outstand Teen receives a $600 in-kind scholarship from Sandhills Community College.
Rachel Jackson, of Whispering Pines, was chosen as first runner-up.
Jackson performed "Taylor, the Latte Boy," a song by Kristin Chenoweth.
A student at Pinecrest High School, she also won the scholar and talent awards. She is the daughter of Tammy Maness and Marvin Jackson.
Her community service platform was on making schools safe by stopping bullying.
Gabby Elias was her Carolina Princess.
Hannah Shaw, daughter of Darren and Rhonda Shaw, of Sophia, sang "I Dreamed a Dream," from "Les Miserables." The Randleman High School student's platform was teen volunteerism.
The nine pageant participants voted Shaw the Miss Congeniality award.
Her Carolina Princess was Reese Martin.
Sidney Lilley, daughter of Kim Lilley, of Sanford, and the late Mark Lilley, performed the song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Her platform was organ donation.
Serving as her Carolina Princess was Jennifer Ryder.
Vanessa Mogensen, daughter of Tanya Mogensen, of Aberdeen, and the late Robert Mogensen, performed "My Favorite Things," from "The Sound of Music."
Leilani Mogensen served as her Carolina Princess, and her platform was "Stomp Out Bullying."
The pageant was emceed by Cassie Davis Harman, Miss Moore County 2006.
Moore County's Outstanding Little Miss Pageant was held Saturday afternoon at the Aberdeen Elementary Auditorium.
Dakota Faye Michael, daughter of Chris and Erica Michael, of Jackson Springs, is 2013 Outstanding Petite Miss.
McKenna Stevens, daughter of Heather Duever, of Aberdeen, was selected as Outstanding Little Miss.
Leilani Mogensen, daughter of Tanya Mogensen, of Aberdeen, and the late Robert Mogensen, is Outstanding Junior Miss.
Calli Brielle McIntyre, daughter, of Matt and Noelle McIntyre, of Wagram, was chosen Outstanding Young Miss.
Anyone interested in competing for the 2014 Miss Moore County or Miss Moore County Outstanding Teen may email email@example.com.
Contact Faye Dasen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 693-2475.
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