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Two Pike Co. girls to compete in Jr. Miss

Abby Laura Hudson and Nicole Culpepper will compete for the opportunity to represent Pike County as its Junior Miss in the Junior Miss At-Large Program at St. James School in Montgomery Saturday.

Twenty-six young women from 16 counties will compete in the program and earn points in the areas of scholarship, interview, fitness and talent.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.

“To be considered as a Junior Miss representative, a participant must accumulate 300 points so it is possible that a county could not have a representative,” said Cathy Brunson, a member of the Pike County Junior Miss Board.

“We have two outstanding young women who will be competing to represent Pike County.”

The winners of the At-Large Program will be notified on Monday.

A reception will be held for the Pike County Junior Miss winner and her family and friends at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 at the Charles Henderson Child Health Center.

“Janice Selp from the Alabama Junior Miss Program will attend the reception and award the medallion to the winner,” Brunson said.

This year is the last for the America Junior Miss Program. Beginning in January the scholarship program will become the Distinguished Young Women of America program. Pike County’s representative will be the Pike County Distinguished Young Woman.

Brunson said the change in name is an attempt to put more emphasis on the scholarship and leadership aspects of the program.

The Junior Miss At-Large program will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Saint James and is open to the public.