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Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Stuart W. Cramer High School
 
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The winners of the 2017 Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant held Saturday,
August 6 at Stuart W. Cramer High School were Madeline Alexanian, Miss Gaston
County's Outstanding Teen; Autumn Hubbard, Miss Gaston County; Macy Stutts,
Miss Gastonia; and Savanna Mayes, Miss Gastonia's Outstanding Teen.  The four winners will represent Gastonia and Gaston County in next year's Miss North
Carolina competition scheduled for June 19-24 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

 

GASTONIA, GASTON COUNTY BEAUTY QUEENS CROWNED FOR 2017


Winners advance to next year's Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant

 

The annual Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant concluded Saturday night (August 6) with four young women winning crowns and the opportunity to represent Gastonia and Gaston County in next year's Miss North Carolina competition.

 

Macy Stutts, a 20-year-old student at Wingate University, was crowned Miss Gastonia 2017, and Autumn Hubbard, a 19-year-old student at East Carolina University, was chosen Miss Gaston County 2017.  They outscored eight others to win the pageant, which featured the contestants competing in interview, talent, swimsuit/physical fitness, and evening wear categories.

 

For the talent competition, Stutts sang "Hopelessly Devoted to You," and Hubbard presented a lyrical dance to "The Greatest Love of All."  Each received a $1,000 college scholarship, the official Miss America preliminary pageant crown and sash, gift certificates, and other prizes.

 

At Wingate, Stutts is pursuing a degree in criminal justice while Hubbard is seeking a degree in athletic training at East Carolina.  Both winners will spend the next year making public appearances and promoting their community service programs.

 

Makayla Wykle, a 20-year-old student at Lenoir-Rhyne University, was the first runner-up.  Chania Thompson, a 17-year-old student at East Gaston High School, was the second runner-up and also won the talent award for her tap dance performance.

 

Rose Brown, a 22-year-old student at UNC-Charlotte won the swimsuit award, and Kaitlyn Sparks, a 20-year-old student at Gardner-Webb University, received the Etha Hawkins Bumgardner Congeniality Award, which is voted on by the contestants.

 

Other contestants for Miss Gastonia and Miss Gaston County were Lana Logan, Gabrielle Phillips, Mary Scott Norris, and Kirby Widener.

 

In the Outstanding Teen competition, Savanna Mayes, a 16-year-old student at Forestview High School, was named Miss Gastonia's Outstanding Teen 2017 and also won the talent award for her lyrical dance to "I Look to You."  Madeline Alexanian, a 14-year-old student at Southlake Christian Academy, was crowned Miss Gaston County's Outstanding Teen 2017.

 

Lindsay Spada, a 16-year-old student at Gray Stone Day School, was the first runner-up in the Outstanding Teen competition, and Chloe Clary, a 15-year-old student at Burns High School, was the second runner-up.  Other Outstanding Teen contestants were Morgan Ellison, Makayla Parton, Sterling Espada, and Nadja Brown.

 

The pageant was held at Stuart W. Cramer High School and featured the Miss Gastonia princesses, who served as "little sisters" to the contestants, and the Miss Gastonia dancers from Studio Elite in Cramerton.  Todd Hagans and Tiffany Payne, Miss Gastonia 2013, co-hosted the pageant, Aaron Coulson and Dylan Johnson were the featured vocalists, and Cathy Layton-Aupied served as the producer/choreographer.  Delores Cox is the pageant's executive director.

 

The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association, Inc. sponsored the competition, which is Gastonia and Gaston County's official preliminary pageant for the Miss North Carolina and Miss America programs.  For more information, visit www.missgastoniapageant.com.

 

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PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, August 4, 2016


CONTESTANTS PREPARE FOR MISS GASTONIA PAGEANT


Competition features 18 women vying for Gastonia, Gaston County crowns

Final preparations are underway as 18 young women get ready for this year’s Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant.  The competition takes place Saturday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Stuart W. Cramer High School, 101 Lakewood Road, Belmont.

The contestants will vie for the titles of Miss Gastonia, Miss Gaston County, Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen, and Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen 2017.

The four winners will make public appearances, implement a community service program, and represent the region in next year’s Miss North Carolina competition.

Tickets cost $20.00 and will be available at the door.  The public is invited. 

The theme is "Be Somebody" and the program involves the contestants competing in talent, interview, swimsuit/fitness, and evening wear categories.

The pageant features the reigning Miss Gastonia Jordan Adcox, Miss Gaston County Abbey Collins, Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Ashlyn Glass, and Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen Marissa Garrison.  The show also includes the Miss Gastonia Princesses and the Miss Gastonia Dancers from Studio Elite in Cramerton.

Cash and in-kind scholarships totaling more than $146,000 are available to the contestants.  Belmont Abbey College, Cleveland Community College, Gardner-Webb University, Gaston College, and Paul Mitchell - The School in Gastonia are contributing in-kind scholarships again this year.

Young women (ages 17-24) who live, attend college, or work full-time within a 50-mile radius of Gastonia are eligible to enter the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant.  The Outstanding Teen program is for girls who are ages 13-16.

The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association is sponsoring the pageant.  For more information, visit
www.missgastoniapageant.com.

Here is a list of the contestants competing Saturday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant at Stuart W. Cramer High School (names are in alphabetical order):

■ Madeline Alexanian, 14, daughter of Aram and Amy Alexanian of Huntersville; a student at Southlake Christian Academy; talent is piano.

■ Nadja Brown, 16, daughter of Robert and Bernadette Brown of Gastonia; a student Piedmont Community Charter School ; talent is vocal.

■ Rose Brown, 22, daughter of Benjamin and Opal Brown of Kings Mountain; a student at UNC-Charlotte; talent is vocal.

■ Chloe Clary, 15, daughter of Wesley and Danielle Clary of Shelby; a student at Burns High School; talent is dance.

■ Morgan Ellison, 16, daughter of Monica Ellison of Mount Holly; a student at East Gaston High School; talent is jazz dance.

■ Sterling Espada, 14, daughter of Angel Espada and Aimee Thompson of Gastonia; a student at Forestview High School; talent is dance.

■ Autumn Hubbard, 19, daughter of Patrick Hubbard and Arve Carter of Charlotte; a student at East Carolina University; talent is lyrical dance.

■ Lana Logan, 19, daughter of Jason and Betty Logan of Lincolnton; a student at Elon University; talent is vocal.

■ Savanna Mayes, 16, granddaughter of Barbara Painter of Gastonia; a student at Forestview High School; talent is lyrical dance.

■ Mary Scott Norris, 21, daughter of Tim and Leigh Ann Norris of Salisbury; a student at Catawba College; talent is dance.

■ Makayla Parton, 15, daughter of David and Markesha Parton of Gastonia; a homeschool student; talent is vocal.

■ Gabrielle Phillips, 17, daughter of Greg and Maria Phillips of Gastonia; a student at Ashbrook High School; talent is dance.

■ Lindsay Spada, 16, daughter of Eric and Paula Almond of Charlotte; a student at Gray Stone Day School; talent is contemporary dance.

■ Kaitlyn Sparks, 20, daughter of Don and Michele Sparks of Troutman; a student at Gardner-Webb University; talent is vocal.

■ Macy Stutts, 20, daughter of Todd and Sherri Stutts of Locust; a student at Wingate University; talent is vocal.

■ Chania Thompson, 17, daughter of Corey and Shandra Thompson of Mount Holly; a student at East Gaston High School; talent is tap dance.

■ Kirby Widener, 20, daughter of Jody and Marsha Widener of Bessemer City; a student at Gardner-Webb University; talent is piano.

■ Makayla Wykle, 20, daughter of Chiman and Elizabeth Patel of Gastonia; a student at Lenoir-Rhyne University; talent is martial arts presentation.

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