Blackmon wins Pike Co. Jr. Miss

Published 7:55 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mackenzie Blackmon won the title of Pike County Junior Miss at the At-Large Junior Miss Program in Montgomery Saturday night.

The Pike County Junior Miss Board will host a reception in Blackmon’s honor at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Charles Henderson Child Health Center in Troy.

The public is invited to take this opportunity to congratulate the county’s new Junior Miss.

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Cathy Brunson, board chair, said Janice Seip from the Alabama Junior Miss Board will present the Junior Miss medallion to Blackmon at the reception.

Blackmon lives in the Fleetwood community and is a senior at Luverne High School, where her mother, Sherry Blackmon was a teacher.

“We are excited to have Mackenzie represent Pike County as its Junior Miss and look forward to having her represent the Junior Miss program at activities and events throughout the county,” Brunson said.

Blackmon said she is excited about the opportunity to represent Pike County as its Junior Miss.

“I’m looking forward to meeting more people here in Pike County and to learning more about the county and all that it has to offer,” she said.

“I don’t know yet what my first responsibilities as Junior Miss will be but I know that I will be involved in many events and activities and that will be exciting.”

Although she attends school in Luverne, Blackmon said Pike County is home and she has family and friends here.

“We are in Troy for shopping and going out to eat and I plan to go to Troy University for the first couple of years,” she said.

“It will be fun and interesting to represent all of Pike County. I’m very excited.”

Blackmon said she is involved in many school and community activities and believes that involvement has prepared her for the role as Pike County Junior Miss.

In addition to being an honor student and a member of the National Honor Society, Blackmon is also involved in girls’ athletics and a variety of school organizations.

She is captain of the varsity cheerleaders and a member of the varsity volleyball team.

She is a member of BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ), the Student Government Association, Mu Alpha Theta math club, Key Club and Interact.

As a student at Luverne High School in Crenshaw County, she is a member of the Crenshaw County Chamber Belles, a community ambassador organization. She is a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church.

After high school graduation, Blackmon will attend Troy University and transfer to Birmingham Southern where she plans to study optometry.

Blackmon’s parents are Jeffrey and Sherrie Blackmon of the Fleetwood community. She has a 10-year-old brother, Cooper.