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Miss Franklin County pageants are Saturday
The annual event is a preliminary to Miss Virginia
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Courtesy Photo: One of the emcees for this year’s Miss Martinsville-Henry County and Miss Greater Franklin County Scholarship pageants is Chinah Helmandollar Jewel, Miss Greater Franklin County 2008 and Miss Virginia 2009.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Miss Martinsville-Henry County and Miss Greater Franklin County Scholarship pageants, both preliminaries to the Miss Virginia and Miss America pageants, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Franklin County High School auditorium.

Eight contestants will be competing for over $5,000 in scholarship funds and the opportunity to represent this area at the 2014 Miss Virginia Pageant next June at the Roanoke Civic Center.

Contestants competing for the titles of Miss Martinsville-Henry County and Miss Greater Franklin County 2014 are:

•Kalayna Cassady, 19, a freshman at Patrick Henry Community College, daughter of Gene Turner and Melissa Cassady both of Woolwine. She will sing for her talent.

•Courtney Crockett, 19, a junior at Ferrum College, daughter of Barbara and David Crockett of Elkton, Md. She will play the piano for her talent.

•Laura Meighan, 23, a sophomore at Virginia Western Community College, daughter of Paula and Rex Meighan of Moneta. She will present a comedy monologue for her talent.

•Haylee Hunt, 18, a junior at Radford University, daughter of Keith and Debbie Hunt of Penhook. She will play the piano for her talent.

•Chrissy Ching, 22, a graduate from James Madison University, daughter of Donna Kung and Ming Ching of Springfield. She will play the piano for her talent.

•Mary Hannah Garber, 21, a junior at Virginia Intermont College, daughter of Dr. Jeanie Garber of Boones Mill and Sam Garber of Bedford. She will perform a musical theatre vocal for her talent.

•Jordan Davis, 18, a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University, daughter of Kathleen and Thomas Davis of Charlottesville. She will perform at saxophone solo for her talent.

•Madison Shinaberry, 18, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, daughter of Ellen and Curtis Shinaberry of Harrisonburg. She will present a ballet dance for her talent.

Contestants competing for the titles of Outstanding Teen Miss Greater Franklin County and Miss Martinsville-Henry County 2014 are:

•Lauren Naff, 13, a student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, daughter of Michael and Crystal Naff of Callaway. She will perform a tap dance for her talent.

•Ashley Kendrick, 13, a student at Woolwine Elementary School, daughter of Denise and Freddie Kendrick of Woolwine. She will sing for her talent. •Jessalyn Hayes, 14, a student at Franklin County High School, daughter of Lori Hayes of Rocky Mount. She will dance for her talent.

Contestants competing for the title of Martinsville-Henry County Outstanding Pre-Teen 2014 are:

•Madison Oakes, 8, a student at Twin Springs Elementary School, daughter of Kelly and Steven Oakes of Danville. She will sing for her talent.

•Blair Oakley, 11, a student at Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School, daughter of Jimmy and Jennifer Oakley of Martinsville. She will dance for her talent.

•Olivia Aaron, 12, a student at the Carlisle School, daughter of Susan and Charles Aaron of Martinsville. She will dance for her talent.

Contestants competing for the title of Greater Franklin County Outstanding Pre-Teen 2014 are:

•Kallie Parrish, 11, a student at William Byrd Middle School, daughter of Matthew and Kim Parrish of Roanoke. She will dance for her talent.

•Alyssa McDaniel, 11, a student at Chatham Middle School, daughter of Angie and Scott McDaniel of Chatham. She will play the piano for her talent.

•Kelley Pickurel, 10, a student at the Carlisle School, daughter of Allen and Tracey Pickurel of Martinsville. She will dance for talent.

Contestants competing for the titles of Miss Martinsville-Henry County and Miss Greater Franklin County Princess 2014 are:

•Vandalina Holcomb, 11, a student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, the daughter of the late Neil Holcomb and Stacey and Richard Stanfield of Bassett.

•Savannah Mitchell, 10, a student at Ferrum Elementary, the daughter of Beth and Swanson Mitchell of Ferrum.

•Madelyn Brown, 4, a student at Axton Elementary, the daughter of Heidi and Travis Brown of Axton.

•Alorah Lawless, 5, a student at Henry Elementary, the daughter of Erin and Matthew Lawless of Bassett.

•Olivia Fulcher, 7, a student at Collinsville Primary, the daughter of Bridget and Jonathan Fulcher of Martinsville.

The emcees for this year's pageant are Chinah Helmandollar Jewel, Miss Virginia 2009; and Virginia Crabtree, Martinsville-Henry County's Outstanding Teen 2013.

The 2014 Outstanding Pre-Teen and Teen Miss Martinsville-Henry County and Miss Greater Franklin County pageants will also be held in conjunction with the Miss competitions. The winners of these pageants will advance to the Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen and Pre-Teen pageants also held during Miss Virginia Week next June in Roanoke.

Contestants will be judged in five competitions weighted as follows: 10-minute private interview with the panel of judges (25 percent), a 90-second talent presentation (35 percent), onstage question (5 percent), evening gown (20 percent) and swimsuit (15 percent).

The new Miss Martinsville-Henry County and Miss Greater Franklin County will each be awarded a $500 cash scholarship to the college of her choice, as well as a $500 public appearance award at the end of her year of service.

Additional in-kind scholarships include a $750 Virginia Western Community College Foundation scholarship; a $750 Patrick Henry Community College Foundation scholarship; a $1,000 in-kind scholarship to Averett University. And a $1,000 in-kind scholarship to Ferrum College will be offered to each winner.

Tickets will be available at the door with an admission price of $10 for adults and $5 for students under 12.

This non-profit scholarship pageant is produced by a group of local volunteers, including new Executive Director Howard Huff, who has been associated with these pageants since 2000.

For more information on preliminaries to the Miss Virginia Pageant, visit www.missva.com.

 
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