HIGHLANDS The Highlands Horizons club held their 24th annual Miss Highlands pageant last Saturday night at the Highlands Middle School. Earlier in the day they held the Jr. Miss pageant at the same location.
Emcee for the program was Baytown assistant police chief David Alford.
The theme this year was a Western motif, with a tribute to the Lone Star State. Both pageants included an opening number, contestant introductions, casualwear modeling, talent competition, dress modeling, and interview questions.
The judges picked Hannah Lee as 2016 Miss Highlands, and Anna Keyes at Jr. Miss Highlands.
The first runner up for Miss Highlands was McKenzie Rezneciek, and the second runner up was Victoria Gonzales.
Haley Maxey won for High Ticket Sales, Hannah Courtney for Congeniality. Cydni Selensky was Most Photogenic, and Anna Keyes for Talent.
Hannah Lee was chosen Jr. Miss Highlands, and also won for Talent. The Congeniality winner was Kennah Holloway, Peyton Orwell won for Most Photogenic, Olivia Banks for High Ticket Sales.
Proceeds from the pageants are used to give scholarships to graduates from the community, and to help needy families and students. This year the Horizons gave 10 scholarships to deserving graduates.
Each year the Horizons present the Jennie Robbins Community Service Award to the Miss Highlands contestant who has proven to be community minded and dedicated her time to serving and helping others. This year the award was given to Victoria Gonzalez.