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Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Stuart W. Cramer High School

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The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant 2016 winners are Miss Gastonia's
Outstanding Teen Ashlyn Glass, Miss Gastonia Jordan Adcox, Miss Gaston County Jasmine Isaac, and Miss Gaston County's Outstanding Teen Marissa Garrison.

PRESS RELEASE
Monday, August 10, 2015

BUSY YEAR AHEAD FOR GASTONIA, GASTON COUNTY PAGEANT QUEENS

Four young women have a busy year ahead of them after winning crowns at the 2016 Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant.

The Gaston region's newest beauty queens are Miss Gastonia Jordan Adcox, Miss Gastonia's Outstanding Teen Ashlyn Glass, Miss Gaston County Jasmine Isaac, and Miss Gaston County's Outstanding Teen Marissa Garrison.

Over the next year, they will make public appearances, be involved in community service, and go on to compete in Raleigh at the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant.

Below is information about each winner:

Jordan Adcox, Miss Gastonia 2016
Adcox is the 17-year-old daughter of Jeanne Adcox of Mooresboro.  A senior at Chase High School, she was Miss Gastonia's Outstanding Teen in 2014.  For the talent competition, Adcox performed a jazz dance to "Shut Up and Dance."  She also won the swimsuit competition.  She plans to attend Clemson University and major in pre-law.  Her community service program promotes the importance of volunteerism.

Ashlyn Glass, Miss Gastonia's Outstanding Teen 2016
Glass is the 15-year-old daughter of Devon and Jennifer Glass of Mount Holly.  She is a student at Stuart W. Cramer High School.  For the talent competition, she sang "Defying Gravity" from the Broadway musical, "Wicked."  Her community service program raises awareness about cyberbullying.

Jasmine Isaac, Miss Gaston County 2016
Isaac is the 20-year-old daughter of Errol and Tonya Isaac of Fayetteville.  She is a student at UNC-Charlotte where she is majoring in biology and Spanish.  She won the pageant's talent competition with her performance of "My Heart Will Go On" on the piano.  Her community service program is titled "Let's Move - Raising a Healthier Generation of Children."

Marissa Garrison, Miss Gaston County's Outstanding Teen 2016
Garrison is the 14-year-old daughter of Phillip and Barbie Garrison of Mount Holly.  She is a student at Stuart W. Cramer High School.  She performed a musical theater dance to "I Want the Good Times Back" to win the talent competition.  Her community service program promotes the Dance Abilities Academy.

Other awards were presented to Abbey Collins, who was named the first runner-up, and Mary Scott Norris, who was named the second runner-up.  Makayla Wykle received the Etha Hawkins Bumgardner Congeniality Award, and Chania Thompson, a student at East Gaston High School, was the runner-up in the Outstanding Teen competition.

The pageant held Saturday, July 25 at Stuart W. Cramer High School featured 14 contestants competing in interview, talent, swimsuit/fitness and evening wear categories.  Young women ages 13-24 years who live, work or attend school within a 100-mile radius of Gastonia were eligible to enter the pageant.

More than $59,000 in cash and in-kind scholarships were made available to the contestants.  Belmont Abbey College, Cleveland Community College, Gardner-Webb University, Gaston College and Paul Mitchell - The School in Gastonia provided in-kind scholarships again this year.

The new Miss Gastonia, Miss Gaston County and Outstanding Teens are available for public appearances.  Upcoming appearances include the Lincoln County Apple Festival, Cotton Ginning Days Festival, Cleveland County Fair and Gastonia Christmas parade.

For more information about the pageant or to schedule an appearance, visit www.missgastoniapageant.com or call (704) 827-7277.

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PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, July 23, 2015

MISS GASTONIA PAGEANT IS SATURDAY, JULY 25
Fourteen young women vying for Gastonia, Gaston County crowns

Final preparations are underway as 14 young women get ready for this year's Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant. The competition takes place Saturday, July 25 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 2016. 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 theme is "Stole the Show" and the program involves the contestants competing in talent, interview, swimsuit/fitness, and evening wear categories. 

The pageant features the reigning Miss Gastonia Christina Benedict, Miss Gaston County Mackenzie Church, Miss Gastonia's Outstanding Teen Payton Calvert, and Miss Gaston County's Outstanding Teen Jessica Clifford. The show also includes the Miss Gastonia Princesses and the Miss Gastonia Dancers from Studio Elite in Cramerton.

Nicole Southgate Lowe, Miss Gaston County 2007, is the mistress of ceremonies, and Adrienne Perry Sulkey, first runner-up to Miss North Carolina 2001, is the featured vocalist.

Cash and in-kind scholarships totaling more than $59,000 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 100-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, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant at Stuart W. Cramer High School (names are in alphabetical order):

■ Jordan Adcox, 17; daughter of Jeanie Adcox of Mooresboro; a student at Chase High School; talent is dance.

■ Chloe Clary, 14; daughter of Wes and Danielle Clary of Shelby; a student at Burns High School; talent is dance.

■ Abbey Collins, 19; daughter of Terry and Betty Collins of Morganton; a student at Appalachian State University; talent is clogging.

■ Jessica Costner, 17; daughter of Amy Costner of Lincolnton; a student at Gaston College; talent is contemporary dance.

■ Scarlet Fretwell, 17; daughter of Mark and Robin Fretwell of Belmont; a student at Cape Fear Community College; talent is vocal performance.

■ Marissa Garrison, 14; daughter of Phillip and Barbie Garrison of Mount Holly; a student at Stuart W. Cramer High School; talent is musical theater dance.

■ Ashlyn Glass, 16; daughter of Jennifer and Devon Glass of Mount Holly; a student at Stuart W. Cramer High School; talent is vocal performance.

■ Hailey Harwell, 14; daughter of Aaron Harwell and Tammy Biggerstaff of Gastonia; a student at Stuart W. Cramer High School; talent is dance.

■ Jasmine Isaac, 20; daughter of Errol and Tonya Isaac of Fayetteville; a student at UNC-Charlotte; talent is piano.

■ Ashton Laney, 18; daughter of Todd Laney and Sharon Messer of Charlotte; a student at UNC-Charlotte; talent is jazz dance.

■ Cheyenne Niederer, 15; daughter of Kevin and Tonia Niederer of Bessemer City; a student at Bessemer City High School; talent is monologue.

■ Mary Scott Norris, 20; daughter of Tim and Leigh Ann Norris of Salisbury; a student at Catawba College; talent is tap dance.

■ Chania Thompson, 15; daughter of Corey and Shandra Thompson of Mount Holly; a student at East Gaston High School; talent is dance.

■ Makayla Wykle, 19; daughter of Chiman and Elizabeth Patel of Gastonia; a student at Lenoir-Rhyne University; talent is martial arts/creative musical performance.

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