The Miss Talladega County Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Alabama Pageant and Miss America Organization, the world’s largest provider of scholarship opportunities to young women in the world. Last year, the Miss Talladega County Pageant was recognized for making available more than $3.5 million in inkind scholarships to contestants. The accomplishment was awarded by the Miss Alabama Pageant. The Miss Talladega County’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is a franchise of the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Pageant and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.
On Saturday, “A Miss Talladega County Night” will be presented onstage and will feature Miss Talladega County, Whitney Curtis; Miss Talladega County’s Outstanding Teen, Makenzie Roberson; Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, Jessica Procter; and special musical guest, Tyson Hall. Emcees for the program will be Miss Talladega County 2009, Susannah Higgins Moreland, and Miss Talladega County 2010, Erica Leonardi Clark.
Miss Talladega County 2014 will receive more than $30,000 in scholarships, gifts and services.
Scholarships are being offered by Troy University, Jacksonville State University, Talladega College, Central Alabama Community College, and Gadsden State Community College. Inkind scholarships are also being offered by Shirley’s Studio of Dance, Dance and Performing Arts Center, Southern Group Fitness, Anna Comer Vocal Performance, Suzy Hammonds Vocal Performance, and Janie Giddens Vocal Performance. Cash scholarships are being provided by the Sylacauga Area Council on Arts and Humanities – $500.00 to the talent winner; Susannah Higgins Moreland is providing the $300.00 community service award and the $200.00 swimsuit award. Other scholarships, gifts, and services will be presented.
Contestants vying for the title of Miss Talladega County will be Mary Kelly Cantrell of Sylacauga, Holland Brown of Trussville, Amanda Ford of Pelham, Lacey Gossett, Cassidy Jacks, and Sydne Waldrop of Springville, Katie Gilhooly of Decatur, Elizabeth Guffin of Auburn, Hayley Barber of Pelham, Rachel Rivers of Hoover, and Elizabeth Wesson of Hartselle. Contestants vying for the title of Miss Talladega County’s Outstanding Teen will be Hannah Belcher