HIGHLANDS Annually for the last 56 years the Miss Highlands Pageant has been the centerpiece of community pride, here.
This year the goal was to find new representatives of all that is best about this community having had those posts so well represented by Casie Russell and McKenzie Reznicek as Miss Highlands and Junior Miss Highlands.
The theme this year was the lively musical Grease that starred Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
The principal sponsor of this event is Highlands Horizons with active participation from business and civic entities.
The podium was aptly manned by Capt. David Alford and Miss Highlands 2012 Casie Russell. Miss Russell sang a rousing opening with participants dancing for ceremonies.
The lovely array of contestants was introduced next. There was a sportswear presentation followed by an outstanding Talent Show. Stacy Lineberry sang a sophisticated entertainment segment.
During the evening gown presentation contestants were asked what is most challenging for teens today.
Maegan Linck was recognized for high ticket sales. Miss Congeniality was Madeline Walker. Miss Photogenic was Taylor Moser. Hannah Noel and Elizabeth Keyes split the talent contest. The Jennie Robbins Community Service Awardee was Heather Plant. Katlyn Burns was second runner up. Madeline Walker was first runner up. Taylor Moser is the 2013 Miss Highlands.
The Junior Miss Highlands was held prior to the event of Miss Highlands. High ticket sales was won by Kay-Leigh Benson. Miss Congeniality was Jordan Gwaltney. Haley Maxey was Miss Photogenic and the Talent winner was Sadie Aiken. Anna Keys was chosen Junior Miss Highlands. Destiney Bogie was first runner up. Sadie Aiken was Second Runner up.