The Miss Fayetteville and Miss Fayetteville's Outstanding Teen Pageants will be taking place this Saturday, January 11th at Reeves Auditorium on the campus of Methodist University. The pageant starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.
Eleven teens will be vying for the title of Miss Fayetteville Outstanding Teen while 7 college-age ladies will be competing for the title of Miss Fayetteville.
Miss Fayetteville is a Miss America preliminary pageant. The Miss America Organization is the nation's largest scholarship providing organization for young women. Miss Fayetteville will receive a $1000 cash scholarship along with an in-kind scholarship to Methodist University, Robeson Community College and Fayetteville State University. Her 1st runner up will receive a $300 cash scholarship and 2nd runner up a $200 cash scholarship. Miss Fayetteville's Outstanding Teen will receive a $500 cash award.
Last year's Miss Fayetteville, Victoria Huggins, placed in the top 10 at Miss North Carolina. She is a student at UNC-Pemboke studying communications and broadcasting.
Miss Fayetteville Outstanding Teen 2013, Emili McPhail captured the crown of Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen 2013. She placed in the top 8 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen & also won an Outstanding Instrumentalist Award as well as an Outstanding Leadership and Academic award. In conclusion, she received a full four year scholarship (including out of state fees) to Troy University in Alabama. After Emili was crowned MNCOT, Hannah Robinson, a junior at Jack Britt High School assumed the responsibilities of Miss Fayetteville's Outstanding Teen.
During their reigns, Victoria served as a BBQ judge for "When Pigs Fly" last November at Festival Park and Hannah led Ryan's Reindeer Run with Santa.
Miss Fayetteville Outstanding Teen 2014 Contestants:
Talent: Clogging, "Blame it on the Boogie"
Platform: STAR- Reaching the Homeless
Talent: Tap, "Do Your Thing"
Platform: SMILE- Smile Makers Impacting Lives Everywhere
Talent: Vocal Performance, "I Speak Six Languages"
Platform: M.A.D.E- Making A Difference Everyday
Talent: Vocal Perormance, "My Heart Will Go On"
Platofrm: Healthy Sexuality
Talent: Vocal Performance, "Astonishing"
Platform: ML4G- Maggie Lee For Good
Talent: Gymnastics, "Alice's Theme from Alice in Wonderland"
Platform: Striking a Balance: Eating Disorder Awareness
Talent: Clogging, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"
Platform: The Child Advocacy Center
Talent: Vocal/Piano, "Lightweight"
Platform: America's The Arts
Talent: Piano," Alla Tarantella"
Platform: Military Child Access Assistance Program
Talent: Flute Solo, "Theme from Pink Panther"
Platform: Cervical Cancer Awareness and Prevention
Talent: Clogging, "Think"
Platform: C.O.L.E.= Collecting Opportunities for the Lions Club Eyeglasses
Miss Fayetteville 2014 Contestants:
Talent: Dance, "Say Something"
Platform: Dance for a Healthier You
Talent: Vocal Performance, "Via Dolorosa"
Platform: Human Trafficking Awareness: Saving America's Youth
Talent: Vocal Performance, "The Prayer"
Platform: Cancer Awareness
Talent: Flute Performance, "Beethoven's Fifth"
Platform: Get in Tune and JUST BREATHE
Talent: Vocal Performance, "Back to Before"
Platform: Teen Suicide Prevention
Talent: Jazz/Dance Routine, "Kiss Him Goodbye"
Platform: Healthy Lifestyles for Children
Talent: Tap Routine, "Hard Headed Woman"
Platform: Alive or Thrive