Students Compete in Annual Miss OMHS Pageant

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Saturday, January 11th, the annual Miss OMHS pageant was held in the PAC at 6:00 p.m. The pageant consisted of 48 girls participating, along with a great audience who participated in this fundraiser for the journalism department.

Out of all of the girls competing, there was a princess for each grade and for juniors and seniors there were up to 4 alternates, or runner-ups. Also, for the seniors, there was a Miss Congeniality. The freshman princess was Caiti Queen and the sophomore princess was Mary Elizabeth Carlton. The 4th alternate for the juniors was Madyson Rutherford, 3rd was Rachel Ruese, 2nd was Ansley Neely, 1st was Caroline Canon, and junior princess was Callie Walker. The 4th alternate for the seniors was Hannah Railey, 3rd was Payton Cato, 2nd was Morgan York, 1st was Mary Ann McDougal, Miss Congeniality was Molly Shealy, and Miss OMHS was Myrah Taylor.

The girls competed by strutting in their gowns and modeling. “It was a lot of fun and it was cool and different to see everyone dressed up!” Freshman Princess, Caiti Queen jokes.

With so many girls and tough competition, every princess and queen was honored to represent their class. “It was such a fun experience and everyone should do it. It was an honor to win Princess for the sophomore class,” sophomore princess, Mary Elizabeth Carlton said.

At the end of the day, every girl was just proud to be a part of the Miss OMHS Pageant. “Competing in the Miss OMHS Pageant was definitely a good experience. I’ve never done anything like it, and I wanted to try something new. It was fun to do something out of my comfort zone,” senior contestant, Kacie Moran says, “I loved that all of my friends and family came out to support me. I felt surrounded by people who were cheering me on to do my best. It was a great feeling.”

Congratulations to all of the participants of the pageant. All were beautiful and all were winners!