PHOTO BY ANGI SCOTT, STAFF
By: Angi Scott
It was a cold Sunday evening outside, but the stage lights to crown the next Miss, Teen Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss of Williams County Pageant were hotttt!! The Edon High School auditorium lent their stage to the Queens of the respective towns of Bryan, Edon, Edgerton, Montpelier and West Unity to walk and twirl in casual and formal attire for a chance at a new crown.
Snow white winter trees covered in twinkle lights and tulle lined the stage as the judge’s panel had their work cut out for them. Each respective age category was judged on personal interviews, winter wear, onstage question/presentation, evening wear, queen scene (community service/concentration) and photogenic. A talent category was reserved for the Miss contestants that comprised of a violinist, vocalist, pianist and vocalist, painter and a French braid tutorial.
The winners were announced at the end of the evening and were awarded plaques, sashes, flowers and gifts.
Miss Williams County Brianna Bell; 1st Runner-Up-Grace Nye; Miss Photogenic-Grace Nye; Miss Congeniality-Brianna Bell; Talent Award winner-Brianna Bell; On-Stage Presence Award-Melody Nofziger; Volunteer & Community Service Award-Katelynn Moor; Just For Kickz Award winner-Brianna Bell; Inner Beauty Award winner-Katelynn Moor; Judges Award-Grace Nye; Queens for a Cause raffle sales winner-Curtlynn Anthony.
Teen Miss Williams County-Gabrielle Rodriguez-1st Runner-Up-Marianna Peterson; Miss Photogenic Gabrielle Rodriguez; Miss Congeniality-Marianna Peterson; On-Stage Presence Award-Marianna Peterson; Volunteer & Community Service Award Ella Vansteenkiste; Just for Kickz award winner-Jenna Clinger; Judges Award-Gabrielle Rodriguez; People’s Choice Award-Jenna Clinger.
Junior Miss Williams County-Felicity Thiel; 1st Runner-Up-Avery Aldrich; Miss Photogenic Piper JoHantgen; Miss Congeniality Avery Aldrich; On-Stage Present Award-Felicity Thiel; Volunteer & Community Service award Felicity Thiel; Judges Award-Avery Aldrich.
Little Miss Williams County-Breelynn Shankster; 1st Runner-Up-Cora Brigle; Miss Photogenic Breelynn Shankster; Miss Congeniality Breelynn Shankster; On-Stage Presence Award-Cora Brigle; Volunteer & Community Service Award-Breelynn Shankster Judges Award-Cora Brigle.
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