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Emily Wise Wins Pike County Distinguished Young Woman

Published 11:16pm Saturday, August 25, 2012

Emily Wise captured the crown in the 2012 Pike County Distinguished Young Woman pageant on Saturday evening at Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.

Wise bested a group of nine young ladies to take home the honor. She will represent Pike County in the state competition in December. Wise was crowned by 2011 queen Carla Faulkner

The pageant contestants include: Wise, Kathryn Kori Chirico, Jhakendra Rakia Hampton, Olivia Hudson, Mallory Kathryn Franklin, Tyliyah Shanae Hooks, Jordan Mykala Bonner, Randi Danielle Childs and Jamilya Rashida Coleman.

Hudson was first runner-up, and Hampton second. Wise, Hudson, Hampton and Franklin won individual honors. A full story will appear in Tuesday’s paper.

 

  • Whatdoyaknow

    Will there be a full listing of how each girl placed? At least the runner ups and catagory winners? I am interested to see who won the scholarship award since Distinquished Young Woman says it is not a beauty pageant. Did Emily win this catagory? Also, the interview and talent? I am sure it was a close contest looking at some of the names listed.
    Please provide a run down of the runner ups and catagory winners. Thanks!

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    • Bulldogsbaby

      Olivia Hudson was first runner up as well as winning interview and scholastic awards. Kendra Hampton was second runner up (the young woman in red pictured on Emily’s right). I do not know what side awards Emily won or Mallory Franklin who is also pictured with envelopes but the other side awards would have been physical fitness, talent, Be Your Best Self Essay, and if they voted on a Miss Congeniality.

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      • Whatdoyaknow

        Thanks bulldogsbaby. You gave me more info than the article did.
        Kendra and Olivia are all around great girls! I am glad they both did so well. Kendra is very talented and a great speaker. Olivia is an extremely intelligent girl. I bet the fitness portion was hard on Olivia. She had surgery and was one crutches at the end of school last year.

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        • Bulldogsbaby

          No problem. They are wonderful young women. Olivia also was the ad sales winner. I didn’t know she had surgery. I admire her for getting out there and participating, all of them. It is nice to see this program building after not having enough participants two years ago and only four last year. I believe all schools in Pike County were represented this year except Goshen. A wonderful group all around.

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  • trojanfan89

    First, for the 2nd time this week, The Troy Messenger has gotten the name of this program wrong in the paper…..it is the Pike County Distinguished Young Woman program. Second, there is no crown. Third, there is no queen. Fourth, it is a scholarship program. Fifth, ALL of these ladies did a great job!! Sixth, yes, any well-written article would have listed the awards. And last, was anyone from the Messenger really even there?? Doesn’t sound like it based on this article. Way to honor these young women who worked so hard.

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    • Omelas

      NOW look who is being negative, critical and judgemental. Why have you suddenly decided that it is OK to criticize others when you see something that isn’t quite right? Perhaps it is OK only when you do it?

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  • AUgirl222

    Emily won Talent and Fitness; Olivia won Scholastic and Interview; Kendra won Self-Expression and Mallory won Spirit of Junior Miss and Be Your Best Self. Emily, Randi and Olivia were recognized for ad sales. ALL of these girls did a tremendous job and any of them would have represented our County well. Good luck at State Emily!!

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