Haleigh Johnson, a 14-year-old student at Nashville School of the Arts, claimed the inaugural title of McMinnville’s Outstanding Teen in the Miss McMinnville Pageants held Saturday.
Also earning the title of McMinnville’s Teen Princess is Jade Spilka, a 17-year-old who attends Hendersonville Christian Academy.
Johnson performed a modern dance presentation to “I Gotta Get Through This.” Her pageant platform is anti-bullying and positive self-esteem. Johnson was also named Miss Congeniality, received the public relations, and talent award. She is the daughter of Scott and Janet Johnson.
Court members in the Outstanding Teen competition include, Spencer Petty, daughter of Thomas and Patricia Petty, first; and Anna Grace Smith, second.
Local favorite Katie Tubb received the People’s Choice Award. Her parents are Joy and John Tubb. Petty earned the public relations award, best interview and evening gown winner. Sydney McKay was honored with most photogenic.
Teen Princess Spilka’s platform is Creating Positive Energy for Change. She also was named the lifestyle and fitness winner, interview winner, and best evening gown. She is the daughter of Greg and Greta Spilka.
Warren County resident Kaylee Dixon was named first runner-up. She is the daughter of Chad and Misti Hillis, and Lane Dixon. Contestant Jessica Pool was named Miss Congeniality and received the public relations award. Andrea Fisher was named most photogenic.
According to Miss McMinnville Pageant director Susan Burks, both Outstanding Teen and Teen Princess will compete in March for the state titles.
Preteen, Young Miss and Little Miss
Prior to the teen competitions, the titles of Preteen McMinnville, Young Miss McMinnville and Little Miss McMinnville were awarded.
Kataen Shockley, daughter of Penny Shockley, and Grady Shockley, was named the preteen winner. She was also the prettiest dress winner, and received the People’s Choice Award.
Court members include Gracie Miller, first runner-up and pretties eyes winner. She is the daughter of Philip and Lisa Miller. Kaydee Rains, daughter of Johnny and Tonya Rains, was named best model. Best personality and prettiest smile honors were given to Andrea McCormick, daughter of Tracy and Brandi McCormick. Bailey Guy, daughter of David and Kelly Guy, was honored with most photogenic, and prettiest hair honors.
In the Young Miss competition, Keira Reynolds, daughter of Nikki and Blaka Reynolds, took home the crown from a field of 12 contestants.
Sophie Crabtree, daughter of Rex and Leslie Crabtree, was first runner-up, best model and most photogenic. Leela Beaty, daughter of Philip and Candy Beaty, was second runner-up; Kenlee Taylor, daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor, was third runner-up; and Dallis Melton, daughter of Josh and Peggy Melton, fourth runner-up.
Other winners include People’s Choice, and best personality winner Laurna Beth McCormick. She is the daughter of Vanessa McCormick; Chloe Rogers, prettiest dress, is the daughter of Marcus and Mary Beth Rogers-Taylor; Lauren Mansfield, prettiest eyes, is the daughter of Mike and Brandie Mansfield; Kylie Ramsey, prettiest smile, is the daughter of Dewayne and Candy Ramsey; and Sadie Prater, prettiest hair, is the daughter of Kevin and Candace Prater.
Trinity Reynolds was named Little Miss McMinnville. She is the daughter of Blaka and Nikki Reynolds. She was also awarded the best personality award. First runner-up honors went to Brooklyn Turner, daughter of Kevin and Amanda Turner. Second runner-up, most photogenic and prettiest dress honors went to Lily Rains, daughter of Tonya and Johnny Rains. Haley Smith was named third runner-up, best model and People’s Choice. She is the daughter of Philip and Danielle Smith. Prettiest eyes honors were bestowed on Katelee Ramsey, daughter of Dewayne and Candy Ramsey; prettiest smile to Maddie Young, daughter of Felicia and Sam Young; and prettiest hair to Brooke Wilson, daughter of Heather and Daniel Wilson.