By Reann Huber
Morgan County High held its second annual Miss MCHS Pageant this weekend to showcase 15 of their beautiful and talented students from all grade levels and help raise money for the MCHS Wrestling Team’s program.
Out of the 15 contestants who competed, senior Annalyn Butler was crowned Miss MCHS at this year’s pageant, with freshman, Alicia Evans, being named first runner up and senior, Brittany Smith, being named second runner up.
Butler plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall where she will pursue a Biological Sciences degree. She hopes to become a Veterinary and Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative in the future.
As for her plans while she is Miss MCHS, Butler hopes to bring attention to and support the amount of time kids spend outdoors. She wants to motivate youth to move from indoors to outdoors and learn to play again.
“I’m really excited and I’m proud to represent Morgan County as Miss MCHS,” said Butler after she had been crowned.
Other awards given out at this year’s pageant included the Miss Congeniality award, which was voted on by the contestants after their rehearsal, and was awarded to sophomore, Sadie Worth. The academic award for highest GPA was awarded to sophomore, Grace Ward. The last award, the interview award, was given to Butler as well as she was thoroughly engaged with the judges during her interview and confident in her answers.
This pageant was very successful in raising money for the wrestling team and raised around $2500, which $250 was awarded to Butler as a scholarship. The rest of the money will be used to fund the wrestling team’s costs to compete at different competitions, as well as traveling costs.