The reigning Miss Tennessee Caty Davis will be in McMinnville Saturday for the Miss McMinnville Scholarship Pageant. Davis was crowned in Jackson in June, and competed in the Miss America Pageant last month. While representing Tennessee, she was named to the top 12 list of contestants.
Davis’ pageant platform is Attacking Addiction, and her goal is to educate people about addiction and to reduce the stigma associated with addiction. She has experienced the situation in her life, with 12 family members having battled addiction.
Sadly, she also lost both her father and half-brother to addiction situations. One of her goals as Miss Tennessee is to bring awareness to the growing problem.
She is also Gov. Bill Haslam’s official spokesperson for Character Education, and serves as Tennessee’s Goodwill Ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the state.
The 22-year-old is a native of Lexington, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She received a degree in psychology with a minor in business administration.
Miss McMinnville activities will be held in the Warren County High School auditorium, with competition starting at 6 p.m. with contestants vying for Miss McMinnville, Outstanding Teen and Iris Princess titles. An admittance of $15 is required at the door.
The winner of Miss McMinnville will compete on the Miss Tennessee stage in June, and Outstanding Teen will participate at the state competition in March.
Current queens, Miss McMinnville Shayla Sanderson, Outstanding Teen Rachel McFarling and Teen Princess Marti Sullivan, will be present at the event, along with Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen Autumn Arsenault.
A Princess in Training activity will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the pageant. Young ladies between the ages of 4 – 11 can participate with a tea party with Miss Tennessee and other titleholders, and presented on stage during the pageant. Contact Susan Burks for information at www.missmcminnville scholarship.