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Hooray! It’s Jr. Miss time

Watch out, Hollywood – 12 lovely ladies from Covington County will pull out all the talent when vying for the title of Jr. Miss beginning tonight.

Talent selections range from comedic monologues to dance to vocal performances as part of this year’s theme “Hooray for Hollywood II.”

Set for Fri., July 23, and Sat., July 24, at 7 p.m. at the Lurleen B. Wallace Community College’s Dixon Center, tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $8 for general admission. They may be purchased from any participant, Harold’s Discount Furniture or Ansley Place.

This year’s contestants are:

Anna Bay McCord

Talent: A piano presentation of “Sabre Dance” by Aram Khachturian

Parents: Lynne McCord and the late Greg McCord

Anna Bay attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• Girls State delegate

• City of Andalusia youth ambassador 2009-2011

• PowerSouth essay contest, first alternate winner

• Senior class pianist

• National Honor Society member

• Varsity cheerleader captain.

She plans to attend Troy University and later pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

Aubri Ahnna Morgan

Talent: A baton routine to “One Girl Revolution” by Superchick

Parents: Tim and Wanda Morgan

Aubri attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• National Young Leaders Conference 2009 attendee

• AHS Band – majorette and flute player

• Anchor Club member

• Editor, Memolusia yearbook

• PowerSouth Youth Tour essay winner.

She plans to attend Auburn University and later pursue a career as a pharmacist.

Ava Louise May

Talent: Vocal performance of “Defying Gravity” from the Broadway Musical Wicked

Parents: Edwin and Darien May

Ava attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• Trumpet soloist for graduation 2009-2010

• PowerSouth youth tour runner-up

• Meredith’s Miracles volunteer

• Being chosen for the role of “Sandy” in AHS’s musical Grease

• Active member of the Southern Presbyterian’s Youth Council team.

She plans to attend Birmingham-Southern College and later hopes to pursue a career as an architect.

Devin Alane Williamson

Talent: A flute solo to “Andalouse” by Emile Pessard

Parents: Alan and Paula Williamson

Devin attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• City of Andalusia youth ambassador 2009-2011

• AHS band drum major

• Anchor Club president

• Homecoming court, junior attendant

• Peer Helpers Club 2008-2011.

She plans to attend Auburn University and later pursue a career as a zoo veterinarian.

Ellie Carmen Pollock

Talent: A comedic dance from the movie “Napoleon Dynamite”

Parents: Bobby and Cindy Pollock

Ellie attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• Shakespeare Leadership award.

• Bethany Baptist Church youth leadership team

• AHS marching band member 2008-2011

• AHS varsity softball team member 2008-2011.

She plans to attend Troy University and later pursue a career as a chef.

Emily Hayden Senn

Talent: A monologue

Parents: Lisa B. Senn and David P. Senn

Emily attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• A and B honor roll

• Spanish Club member

• Future Business Leaders of America member

• AHS marching band and symphonic band member 2009-2011

• Family Career and Community Leaders of America member.

She plans to attend Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and Troy University and later pursue a career as a high school guidance counselor.

Jamie Michelle Park

Talent: A modern dance performance to “I Hope You Dance”

Parents: Mike and Amy Park and the late Robin Park

Jamie attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• Senior class historian

• Varsity cheerleader 2008-2010, captain 2011

• Who’s Who Among American Teenagers 2008-2008

• Meredith’s Miracles volunteer

• Member of the first United Methodist Church youth group.

She plans to attend Auburn University and later pursue a career in physical therapy.

Katherine Emily Grimes

Talent: A Spanish cheer dance to “Echa pa lante”

Parents: Tim and Mary Grimes

Katherine attends Straughn High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• Mt. Gilead Baptist Church youth group/assistant to the children’s church

• SHS varsity cheerleader

• SHS drama club member

• SHS Relay for Life team member.

She plans to attend Wallace Community College (Dothan) and pursue a career as a cosmetologist.

Maggie Ruth Jones

Talent: Ballet en pointe to “The Way You Make Me Feel”

Parents: Henry and Elizabeth Jones

Maggie attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• AHS majorette from 2007-2011

• Girls varsity tennis team member

• Senior class poet

• Anchor Club secretary and director

• Andalusia Academy of Ballet dancer.

She plans to attend the University of Alabama and later hopes to purse a career in dentistry.

Megan Michelle Pugh

Talent: A baton routine to “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from the movie and musical Hairspray.

Parents: Ann Pugh and Mark Pugh

Megan attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member

• Top Ten junior

• AHS majorette 2008-2008, majorette captain 2010-2011

• Peer Helpers club member

• Anchor Club member

• Varsity softball payer 2009-2011.

She plans to attend the University of Alabama and later pursue a career as an elementary school teacher.

Morgan Ashley Carpenter

Talent: Comical monologue from the Junie B. Jones series

Parents: Scott and Melanie Carpenter

Morgan attends Red Level High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• Varsity volleyball player from 2008-2011

• Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership ambassador for 2009

• Junior class president

• Senior Beta Club member from 2008-2011

• Member of the Andalusia Bible Church

• A and B honor roll student.

She plans to attend the University of South Alabama and later hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy/sports medicine.

Stephanie Roche Marvin

Talent: A piano presentation of “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Parent: Karen Marvin

Stephanie attends Andalusia High School, and some of her honors and activities include:

• National Honor Society member 2010-2011

• Literary Club president 2010-2011

• Church of the Living God youth vice president

• AHS Marching Band/color guard

• Business editor, Memolusia yearbook 2010-2011

• Meredith’s Miracles volunteer.

She plans to attend the University of South Alabama and later hopes to pursue a career a crime scene investigator.