|The sophomore at Virginia Intermont College will compete in the Miss Virginia Pageant next June|
Photo by Ray Reynolds:
Winners at the Miss Greater Franklin County Pageant Saturday include, from left, Jordan Hawkins, Miss Greater Franklin County Outstanding Teen 2013; Mary Hannah Garber, Miss Greater Franklin County 2013; and Alexis Bollings, Miss Greater Franklin County Outstanding Pre-Teen 2013.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Mary Hannah Garber of Boones Mill was crowned Miss Greater Franklin County 2013 Saturday night in Walker Auditorium at Patrick Henry Community College.
Garber, 20, is the daughter of Dr. Jeanie Garber of Boones Mill and Sam Garber of Bedford. She is a sophomore majoring in musical theater at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol.
Garber will receive a $500 cash scholarship and a cash award of $500 in appearance fees at the conclusion of her year of service. She will also be offered a $1,000 scholarship from Averett University, a $750 scholarship from Virginia Western Community College and a $750 scholarship from Patrick Henry Community College.
Garber was also named the preliminary talent winner for her vocal rendition of "I'm Going Back" from the Broadway musical "Bells Are Ringing" and received an additional $100 scholarship for winning that award.
Bronwyn Hairston of Bassett was crowned Miss Martinsville-Henry County Saturday night.
Hairston, 22, is the daughter of James and Renay Hairston of Bassett. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.
Hairston will receive the identical scholarships and cash awards as Garber.
The pageant's first runner-up was Haylee Hunt, 17-year-old senior at Franklin County High School. She is the daughter of Keith and Debbie Hunt of Penhook. Hunt will receive a $400 cash scholarship and a $600 scholarship from Averett University.
The second runner-up was Kalayna Cassady of Woolwine, an 18-year-old freshman at Patrick Henry Community College. She was awarded a $300 cash scholarship and a $400 scholarship from Averett University.
The third runner-up and the winner of a $200 cash scholarship was Kimberly Seamon, the 18-year-old daughter of Dr. David Seamon and Wendy Seamon of Martinsville. Seamon will be a freshman at James Madison University this fall.
The preliminary swimsuit award went to Laura Meighen, the daughter of Rex and Paula Meighen of Moneta. She was also named the Program Book Ad Sales winner and received a $100 cash scholarship for winning each of these awards.
Christina Mitchell of Axton was named Miss Congeniality and received a $100 cash scholarship.
The Outstanding Teen Miss Greater Franklin County was also crowned during Saturday night's pageant finale. Jordan Hawkins, 13, the daughter of Tracy and Greta Reese of Dry Fork, was crowned the winner.
The winner of the Outstanding Teen Miss Martinsville-Henry County title was Virginia Crabtree, 16, the daughter of Mark and Rebecca Crabtree of Martinsville.
The Outstanding Pre-Teen Miss Greater Franklin County was also crowned. Alexis Bollings, 10, of Rocky Mount is the daughter of Charles and Carolyn Bollings of Rocky Mount.
Garber and Hairston will both represent the area at the Miss Virginia Pageant next June in Roanoke. Hawkins, Crabtree and Bollings will compete for the titles of Virginia's Outstanding Teen and Pre-Teen.
The Miss Greater Franklin County and Miss Martinsville-Henry County scholarship pageants are non-profit organizations run by local volunteers and are preliminaries to the Miss Virginia and Miss America pageants.
For more information, visit http://missgfc.webs.com/.