Isabella Allred crowned Miss North Alabama Outstanding Teen 2019
HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Emma Wright of Blountsville was crowned Miss Wallace State 2019 on Sunday, Dec. 2, Wallace State Community College.
Wright, 18, is the daughter of Rob and Veronica Wright of Blountsville. She is a Dual Enrollment student from J.B. Pennington High school, with plans to become a doctor.
“I am absolutely shocked,” Wright said after the pageant. “This is first time that I’ve competed in a Miss America preliminary, and I’m blown away. It’s such an amazing organization and I’m happy to be a part of it. I hope I do really well at Miss Alabama and I’m really excited to get to represent Wallace State.”
Wright’s platform for the Miss Wallace State pageant focused on “Supporting Music in Education – Music Changes Lives.”
“I’m a six-year band member and three-year drum major; I really think music should be advocated and really pushed in public schools,” Wright said. She performed “She Used to Be Mine” from the Broadway musical “Waitress.”
As winner of the Miss Wallace State 2019 title, Wright will advance to the 2019 Miss Alabama pageant in June at Samford University. She was also awarded a one-year scholarship to Wallace State valued at $3,500 plus $1,300 more in scholarships and prizes.
Caroline Grimes, 18, of Orange Beach, was named first-alternate and talent winner, earning $350 in scholarship funds. She performed a jazz vocal of “Feeling Good” for her talent. Anna Kaitlyn Shea, 19, of Oneonta, was named second alternate, with an award of $150 in scholarships. The winner of the fitness/swimsuit portion was Audrey McMickens, 19, of Bremen, earning a $100 scholarship. Candra Cornelius, 19, of Vinemont, earned the $250 Beautiful Heart Scholarship, donated by former Miss Wallace State Rebecca Long, who assisted with the pageant.
Also crowned Sunday was the winner of the Miss North Alabama Outstanding Teen pageant, who will go on to compete in the Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen pageant in March.
Isabella Allred, of Cullman earned a full one-year scholarship to Wallace State as Miss North Alabama Outstanding Teen, as well as $1,000 more in scholarships and prizes. She sang “Million Years Ago” as her talent. Kyla Briscoe of Bagley earned a $200 scholarship as first alternate and $100 as the talent winner. She sang “Never Enough” as her talent. Tatum Monroe of Arab earned a $100 scholarship as second alternate.
Miss North Alabama Outstanding Teen 1st alternate and talent winner Kyla Briscoe, left, Miss North Alabama Outstanding Teen 2018 Isabella Allred, 2nd alternate Tatum Monroe.