Miss McMinnville, Outstanding Teen and Iris Teen titles were awarded Saturday in the Miss McMinnville Scholarship Pageant presented at Warren County High School.
The Miss McMinnville 2018 crown was won by 20-year-old Corbin Hinson of Hampshire. She is a sophomore at Tennessee Technological University, and the daughter of Dale and Shelley Hinson.
During the competition, Hinson competed in interview, talent, lifestyle/fitness and evening gown competitions, winning the interview and fitness categories. For her talent, she delivered a motivational speech titled “Life is too Short.”
Each contestant develops a personal pageant platform, with Hinson’s being Partners for Parkinson’s, with her creating awareness and support for the progressive disease affecting over one million patients in the United States.
As a result of winning the Miss McMinnville title, she will compete at Miss Tennessee, which is held in Jackson in June.
Joining her in the court are, Katie Hodges, first and People’s Choice; and Callie Compton, second and Miss Congeniality.
Miss McMinnville Outstanding Teen
Outstanding Teen Kataen Elizabeth Shockley is a Warren County native, and the 14-year-old daughter of Penny and Grady Shockley. She is a freshman honor student at Warren County High School, and a member of Interact, Student Council and the Pioneerette Dance Team.
Shockley performed a lyrical dance to “You Raise Me Up,” and presented her Feeding Friends – Helping the Hungry of Warren County platform. She was also awarded Miss Congeniality and best interview recognition.
The Outstanding Teen will compete at the state pageant in March in Jackson.
Outstanding Teen court members include Mallory Shepperson, first and lifestyle/fitness winner; Macee Wilson, second; and Lauren Ratliff, People’s Choice.
Miss McMinnville’s Iris Teen
The newly crowned Iris Teen, Emily Faith Pennington, 16, is the daughter of Sherry and Nathan Burnett. She holds dual enrollment at Warren County High School and Motlow State Community College. The new titleholder also received the interview and lifestyle/fitness honors.
Pennington is the State 4-H Council Junior Representative, former 4-H Congress Speaker of the Senate, McMinnville Youth Leadership member, and part of the WCHS Pioneerette Dance Team. Her pageant platform is Embracing the Elderly, where she hopes to spread awareness about nursing home patients who have little to no regular visitors or supporters. She will also compete in Jackson in March.
Joining Pennington in the court are Odaysha Ramirez, first and People’s Choice winner. She is the daughter of Angela and Alvaro Ramirez. Kalei Byerley was named second runner-up; and contestant Harley Thompson was voted Miss Congeniality.
Reigning Miss Tennessee Caty Davis served as mistress of ceremonies, joined by Miss McMinnville Shayla Sanderson. Susan Burks is the Miss director, with Emily Britton serving as the Outstanding Teen director.
During the day, young girls were invited to participate in the Princess Tea Party, dining with various titleholders from across the state. They were able to join Miss Tennessee onstage while she sang a song from “Moana.” During the pageant, princesses Abigail Campbell, Stella Burks, Zoey Wright, Sutherlyn Moore, Mary Jayne Dickerson, Kayclyn Williams and Hadley Moore, were introduced onstage and presented a rose to each contestant.