Domizio, Rayborn take Brundidge titles

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Features Editor

Andrea Domizio and Jacey Rayborn won the marquee divisions of the annual Miss Brundidge and Little Miss Brundidge Pageant held at Pike County Elementary School in Brundidge Saturday night.

Andrea was named Miss Brundidge 2001 and Jacey took the Little Miss title. The two will represent Brundidge in various activities and events throughout the year and will also represent the town in the annual National Peanut Festival in Dothan in the fall.

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In addition to being crowned the town’s "Miss," Andrea also won the Miss Brundidge Spirit Award and was named Miss Photogenic in the senior division of the competition.


Pike County native and Troy resident, Andrea is a freshman at Troy State University and was Pike County Junior Miss 2000.

"I am excited and honored that I was chosen to represent Brundidge during the year 2001," Andrea said. "Although I am not from Brundidge, I feel that I represented it, and all of Pike County, as Junior Miss and I will do my best to make the people of Brundidge proud that I am their Miss Brundidge 2001."

Andrea said she is looking forward to getting to know more about the Brundidge community and its people.

"I love the small town atmosphere of Brundidge," she said.

"Community spirit and pride are very obvious here," she said. "When I was named Miss Brundidge I worried that people might not accept me, but already everyone has been so nice. The people are friendly and accepting and I’m looking forward to having a wonderful time as their representative."

Andrea is no stranger to Brundidge. She is a big fan of the town’s annual Peanut Butter Festival and has attended several Independence Day Parades and arts and crafts shows.

"Brundidge is known for its antique shops and my mother goes to the auctions almost every month," she said. "I’ll be going with her more often now, and I like antiques myself so it will be fun."

Andrea will also be a familiar face to some of the Pike County Elementary School students. She and several of her Chi Omega sorority sisters have visited the campus to read to the children as part of their service projects.

At Troy State, Andrea is a member of the SGA Senate, GAMMA ( Greeks Advocate the

Mature Maintenance of Alcohol), the Pre-Law Society and the Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society.

Runner-up in the Miss Brundidge division of the pageant was Ashley Sheffield. Meredith Lee Locklar was second; Hannah Rodgers, third; and Katie Sanders, fourth.

Jacey Rayborn couldn’t believe her ears when she heard her name called as Little Miss Brundidge 2001. She is already looking forward to making her final walk in next year’s pageant.

"That’s going to be so much fun," she said.

However, between now and then, Jacey will have many exciting times representing Brundidge as its

Little Miss.

"I like Brundidge a lot," the Troy Elementary School first grader said. "I go there to the library and get books and work on the computers. And, I like to shop in that store across from the library. It has a lot of good things to buy."

Jacey’s favorite activities include riding her bicycle, jumping on the trampoline, clogging and reading. "And most especially being in pageants."

"I’ve been in a lot of them and they are a lot of fun," said Jacey, who recently finished first runner-up in the Little Miss Troy Pageant. "I like to be on stage and I like to be in parades. Being Little Miss Brundidge will be a lot of fun."

In the Little Miss Brundidge division, Amy Fleming was first runner-up, Konley Gilmore was second; Kristen Lewis, third and Anna Steed, fourth.

In other divisions of the Miss Brundidge/ Little Miss Brundidge Pageant 2001, The Tiny Miss Brundidge title was awarded to Madison Gilmore. The runners-up for Tiny Miss Brundidge were Chelsea Wood, first; Megan Ashley Dunn, second; Christa Rebecca Brown, third; Jordan Dickey, fourth; and Kailee Anna Taylor, fifth.

Dresden Lynn Green was named Young Miss Brundidge. Jessica Nicole Coleman was first runner-up and Courtney Wood was second. Jessica Marie Qualls took the Junior Miss Brundidge title.

In the Teen Miss Brundidge division, Laken Dansby was the winner. Sheena Marie Taylor was first runner-up, followed by Shea Flowers, second; Sara Ashley Newland, third and Ashton Estes, fourth.

Dresden Lynn Green was the junior division Miss Photogenic winner.

Bill Rice, producer of the pageant, said all divisions of the pageant were highly competitive.

"It was an outstanding pageant," he said. "All of the participants were worthy competitors. I’m sure the judges had a difficult time making decisions. I was very impressed with their composure on stage and in the formal interviews. We appreciate their participation and the support of their families and friends."

Rice also expressed appreciation to Carter Brothers for their generosity in making the cash scholarships available through the donation of a Carter Go-Kart.