HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College will crown Miss Wallace State 2016 Sunday afternoon and host the North Alabama Teen Pageant, with Miss Alabama 2015 Meg McGuffin acting as mistress of ceremonies for each.
Miss Wallace State 2015 Emily Davis will hand over the title to one of six contestants vying for the crown and the opportunity to compete in the 2016 Miss Alabama Pageant in June at Samford University. Wallace State students competing for the title include Kristen Wolfe of Locust Fork, Bethany Dailey of Henager, Leighanna Langford of Hanceville, Kristen Cox of Oneonta, Jordan Johnson of Hartselle, and Kersten Terry of Trinity.
Competition for contestants will begin earlier in the day with a 10-minute private interview with the judges, which accounts for 25 percent of their score. Competitions will continue with swimsuit (15 percent), talent (35 percent) and evening wear competition/on-stage questions (15 and 5 percent, respectively). Each young woman selects an issue to promote during her year of service.
Miss Wallace State will receive a one-year renewable scholarship and a cash scholarship. All contestants in Miss Wallace State will receive cash scholarships to be used for tuition, fees and books at the college of their choice.
Competing for the title of Miss North Alabama Teen are Kaleigh Parker of Moody, Brooke Edwards of Cullman, Emily Katherine Jimmerson of Madison, Tannah Kirkland of Pinson Valley, Emma Owen of Argo, Alaina Wiley of Danville and Alexa Wester of Oneonta. The winner will represent the area in the March 2016 Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.
The Miss Alabama Pageant consistently ranks in the top 10 among state pageants in the Miss America system for the amount of cash scholarships and In-kind scholarships awarded to all participants. Cash scholarships to be awarded to contestants competing this week total $100,000 and in-kind scholarships from Alabama’s colleges and universities total over $5 million. The Miss America Pageant is the largest provider of scholarships to young women in the world. Over $31 million is awarded to young women on the local, state and national level.
Local directors for Miss Wallace State are Suzanne Harbin and Rob Metcalf.
The pageant begins at 3 p.m. in Wallace State’s Betty Leeth Haynes Theater. Admission to the pageant is $10, which includes the program. Wallace State students will be admitted for $5, with their student ID. Tickets will be sold at the door.