|Morgan Ashley Angelette named Miss Millbrook 2014|
|Written by News Desk|
|Saturday, 15 March 2014 16:49|
Morgan Ashley Angelette is crowned Miss Millbrook 2014 by Millbrook Mayor Al Kelley and Jane Burgett of the Millbrook Civic Club.
Photo: Brian Hodge
By BRIAN HODGE
All five contestants were beaming with enthusiasm at the inaugural Miss Millbrook Pageant hosted by the Millbrook Civic Club. But only one Miss Millbrook could be crowned and that title was awarded to Morgan Ashley Angelette. She is a junior at Edgewood Academy High School. She is a member of the student government, drama and art club. She is a member of the Alabama Independent School Association All State Drama cast. Morgan is captain of the Edgewood Academy cheer squad and a Universal Cheerleading Association All American Cheerleader.
Rounding out the contestants onstage were: Lori Lee Carnes, Natalie Jane Garner, Bobbi Breanne Arnold and Elizabeth Dayle Martin. Each girl was asked an interview question, chosen randomly from a set.
Bobbi Breanne Arnold was awarded the titles of First Runner Up and the People's Choice Award - an award given as a result of an audience participation. She is a senior at Chapman Academy.
A tie between Angelette and Arnold resulted after the first tabulation of the judges, an occurence Emcee Bill Roberts said no one was expecting.
Natalie Jane Garner was awarded the title of Miss Photogenic. She is a senior at Edgewood Academy.
Photo: L-R Bobbi Breanne Arnold - Miss Millbrook First Runner Up/People's Choice Award winner, Morgan Ashley Angelette - Miss Millbrook 2014, and Natalie Jane Garner - Miss Photogenic.
The Miss Millbrook Pageant was open to local 10-12 grade girls who either lived in Millbrook or attend a school in Millbrook. Club member Gwen Story admits that the club wishes that more than five girls had participated this year, but said she and the other club members were pleased.
"We learned some lessons on what to do and what not to do in the future. So this has been a positive learning experience if nothing else," Story said.
Story added that the group is considering moving the event to the Millbrook Theatre (former Robinson Springs Elementary auditorium) for next year to take advantage of more 'backstage' area.
The Millbrook Civic Club typically holds a major fundraiser around early March each year. The funds raised help to support local school libraries, the Millbrook W.E.L.C.O.M.E. center and many other programs and activites supported by the club.
"We want to thank our contestants and their family and friends and our sponsors for participating in the Miss Millbrook pageant. This month the Millbrook Civic Club was able to donate $1,400 to our four local public schools, fire department and library because of our community's support," said Jane Burgett of the Millbrook Civic Club.
Gwen Story added, "The club also gives to W.E.L.C.O.M.E., Inc., and a $1,000 textbook scholarship to a graduating high school senior. Gwen invites you to join Millbrook Civic Club and participate in their fun community endeavors. If you want to join, contact Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.
The Millbrook Civic Club would like to thank Bill Roberts - Emcee, David and Stephen Obenoff - lights/sound and their Judges and tabulators:
Lauren McMahan is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a masters in industrial and organizational psychology. She has judged many pageants in southeast Alabama and Georgia.
Anita Ford is a graduate of Troy University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology and master of science in counseling and psychology. Anita is currently a counselor and also serves as children's ministry director at her church. Anita has seventeen years' experience as a pageant contestant. She has participated in pageants on local, state and regional levels.
Melinda Griffith is originally from Dothan. Melinda has participated in several pageants and supported her daughter who was a title holder in the Miss Georgia organization. A licensed cosmetologist for 28 years, specializing in skin care and makeup artistry, Melinda has had the opportunity to travel around the United States and has extended her talents in Europe.
Charles Griffith - Tabulator. He is a husband and father of three, a retired twenty year veteran of the US Air Force. Charles has a bachelor of science degree in computer and information science from Troy University. Charles is currently employed as IT QA analyst.
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