Eight to vie for Pike Co.
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2000
Junior Miss Saturday
By JAINE TREADWELL
August 2, 2000 10 PM
The stage has been set for the Pike County Junior Miss Program 2000.
The curtain will open on the hopes of eight young women at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy State University.
All four of Pike County’s high schools will be represented in the local Junior Miss scholarship program, with the winner having the opportunity to compete in the state Junior Miss Program in Montgomery in January.
Angie Grice, chairperson of the Pike County Junior Miss Board, said the slate of contestants is outstanding and any one of the young women would represent Pike County well. Prior to the program Saturday night, Grice wanted to introduce the contestants to the people of Pike County. She encourages everyone to come out and support their favorite contestant.
The eight young women who will vie for the title are:
Aryanez Alburquerque, Amanda Garrett, Sherika Johnson, Tori Jones, Lauren Meeks,
Alicia Rouse, Kelli Sims, and Miki Wilkes.
Aryanez is a senior at Charles Henderson High School who is active in the Key Club, Spanish Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and the Blue Machine Marching Band and the concert band.
For her talent, Aryanez will play a piano solo, Etude, Opus 27, No. 3 by Dimitri Kabalevski.
She plans to attend the University of Central Florida and she plans a career as a media specialist.
Aryanez attends Macedonia Baptist Church. Her parents are Manny and Anin Alburquerque. Aryanez’s little sister for the program is Rachel Rascoe.
Amanda is a student at Pike County High School who plans to attend Auburn University and major in agribusiness. She is a member of the FFA, NAC and Drama Club. She was elected the FFA Sweetheart for 1999-2000.
Amanda will entertain the audience with a dance to Britney Spears’ "Crazy."
She attends Monticello Baptist Church. Her parents are William and Bobbie Garrett. Her little sister for the program is Jennifer Garrett.
Sherika is a student at PCHS where she is captain of the varsity cheerleaders and a member of the
drama club, the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society. She is also a 4-H Club state representative.
For her talent, she has chosen a song, the title of which has not been announced. Sherika plans a career in law and she will attend Spellman College.
She attends Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Her parents are Ricky and Arlisa Johnson. Her program little sister is LaTonya Reynolds.
Tori is a student at CHHS where she is president of Mu Alpha Theta and a member of the All-State Band. She is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students and was selected as a delegate to Alabama Girls State. She also attend the Alabama Governor’s School.
For her talent, she will play Briccialdi’ "Carnival of Venice" on the flute.
Tori plans to attend the University of Alabama and major in music therapy. She is a member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church.
Her parents are Charlie and Tamara Jones. Her little sister for the program is Courtney Dunn.
Lauren Meeks, a Pike Liberal Arts School student, is co-captain of the Patriot’s varsity cheerleading squad. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Twenty-One Club. She is also a member of The Studio competition dance team and a volunteer for children’s church and nursery at her church, First United Methodist Church of Troy.
Lauren’s talent for the program will be a tap dance to Walt Disney’s "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
She has chosen nursing as a career and she will attend either Troy State or Auburn.
Her parents are Tim and Debbie Meeks. Libby Hudson is her little sister for the Junior Miss Program.
Alicia Rouse, a students at CHHS, is active in the drama and French clubs and also participates in the Girl Scout program. Her future plans include attending Troy State University and a career as a psychiatrist.
Her talent for the Junior Miss program will be an interpretation of the poem, "The Box." Alicia attends Collegedale Church of Christ. Her parents are Charles and Joann Rouse. Jessica Wingard is her little sister for the program.
Kelli Sims is a Goshen High School senior who is the drum major for the Goshen High School Marching band and plays flute in the concert band. She is a member of the yearbook staff, SADD and Beta Club.
Kelli plans to attend Troy State University and major in administration and accounting.
Her talent for the Junior Miss Program is a piano selection, "L’Orage."
Kelli attend Hephzibah Baptist Church. Her parents are Joe and Gail Sims. Her little sister for the program is Stephanie Jordan.
Miki Wilkes, a CHHS student, is a member of the National Honor Society and the Twilighter Service Club. She is captain of the Trojans’ varsity cheerleading squad. She is a member of the 1998 WCA cheerleading championship squad and placed third on the senior cheerleading team America.
Miki will entertain the audience with tumbling acrojazz to Steppenwolf’s "Magic Carpet Ride."
She attends First United Methodist Church of Troy. Her parents are Steve and Monica Wilkes. Her little sister for the program is Rachel Jennings.
The Pike County Junior Miss Program 2000 will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door of the Crosby Theater.