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37th Annual Miss RHS Pageant

The RHS Annual Staff will sponsor the 37th annual Miss RHS pageant March 1 at 7 p.m. in the RHS auditorium. The pageant offers an array of talent and beauty.

Miss RHS 2019 will be awarded more than $1,300 in cash and prizes.

Addie Harbin will be emceeing this year’s pageant. Ellie Kerby, Miss RHS 2018 and student at UNA, will also be assisting and performing.

The contestants will be competing in judges’ interview, evening gown and talent. Escorts are Carson Reeves, Brayden Bendall, Elijah Lawler, Lazaro Chavez, Juan Lara-Trejo and Christian Aguirre.

Cindy Smith Coan is the director of the pageant, and Dr. AnnaKay Holland is the coordinator of the pageant and Annual Staff sponsor. Tickets will be sold on the night of the pageant, $10. Programs will be available for $5.

This event is one of the highlights of the year. There will be lots of entertainment you will not want to miss.

Holland said the Miss RHS Pageant is so excited to add Rising Stars to the pageant this year. Each contestant in the pageant was asked to select two girls who are students in Russellville City Schools to assist in their performance. The first group of rising stars is the Little Misses. These are girls in grades kindergarten through fifth. The audience will see these little ladies during the evening gown revue. The next rising star group is the Little Sisters. These are girls in grades sixth through eighth, and they will be introducing themselves and the talent for their Big Sisters during the talent portion of the pageant.

It is hoped these young ladies will use this opportunity to be in front of this audience and one day want to be contestants in the Miss RHS pageant. It’s about building a tradition – something at which Russellville City Schools excels.

Miss RHS Little Misses are Camden Carson, Tinley Cleveland, Emmy Green, Erin Hope Grimes, Macy Hall, Ruby Gist Harbin, Ella Grace Hargett, Rylee Knight, Audrey Oliver, Lily Cate Pace, Mackie Drew Parker, Yaritza Perez, Collin Noelle Pouncey, Grace Rogers, Lily Rogers, Layla Rush, Raney Susanne Stone, Alexa Nichole Trapp, Bayleigh June Warhurst and Ella-Blayke Wimberley.

Miss RHS Little Sisters are Maggie Bishop, Madilyn Calderon, Karley Fletcher, Halle Reese Grimes, Stella Hill, Melanie Lara-Trejo, Silvie Kaye Miller, Ashlee Moon, Kara Beth Moore, Sarah Ann Morgan, Kinsley Palmer, Peyton Leigh Parrish, Caylin Pinkard, Mylee Pounders, Drew Reed, Allie Scott, Chloe Sheffield, Lexie Wells and Ebony West.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the students by defraying the cost of their yearbooks.  We hope your schedule will permit you to come and support our RHS students.


Miss RHS Contestants 2019

Madeline Elizabeth Cooper
Contestant #1
Talent: Vocal and ukulele performance of “Beautiful Thing” by Grace Vanderwaal
Madeline is the daughter of Matt and Greta Cooper. As a freshman, Madeline is an active member of the junior varsity cheer squad, junior varsity tennis team, Musical Theatre, Acapella Ensemble and freshman class president.

Sophie Caroline Hill
Contestant #2
Talent: Musical theatre dance to “Just Keep Moving the Line” by Megan Hilty
Sophie is the daughter of Eric and Tara Hill. She is a freshman at RHS and is an active member of the junior varsity cheer squad as co-captain, Christian Students United, Musical Theatre, Drama Club and Cosmetology Club, along with being an AFTT competitive dancer and instructor.

Malorie Brooke Pace
Contestant #3
Talent: Baton twirling to “Greased Lightning”
Malorie is the daughter of Johnathan and April Pace. As a freshman she is an active member of the Marching 100 as a majorette, the volleyball team, the junior varsity basketball team and a competition twirler.

Anna Joy Byars
Contestant #4
Talent: Baton routine to “Sing’” by Pentatonix
Anna is the daughter of Stratt and Connie Byars. As a sophomore, she is active in the Marching 100 as a majorette, the Annual Staff, Future Business Leaders of America, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and Christian Students United.

Shelby Allison Carson
Contestant #5
Talent: Musical Theatre dance to “The Greatest Showman” from the movie The Greatest Showman
Shelby is the daughter of Ken and Denese Carson. She is a sophomore at RHS and is an active member of the varsity cheer squad, Student Council sophomore class secretary, Peer Helpers, Health Occupations Students of America and Annual Staff.

Celia Echeverria
Contestant #6
Talent: Vocal and piano performance of “Hallelujah” by Pentatonix
Celia is the daughter of Aldo and Lissett Echeverria. As a sophomore, she is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America, Science Club, Spanish Club and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.

Alayna Grace Fish
Contestant #7
Talent: Piano arrangement of Walt Disney’s “The Beauty and the Beast”
Alayna is the daughter of Michael and Mellisa Fish. As a sophomore, she is an active member of the varsity girls’ golf team, the junior varsity cheer squad, Health Occupations Students of America parliamentarian, American History Honors Club and Student Booster Club.

Lauren Mae Sturdivant
Contestant #8
Talent: Vocal performance of “One and Only’” by Adele
Lauren is the daughter of Leslie and Kellie Sturdivant. She is a sophomore at RHS. She is an active member of the varsity cheer squad, the Musical Theatre, Student Booster Club vice president and Christian Students United, along with Future Educators Association.

Kaydee Don Holland
Contestant #9
Talent: Hip-hop dance to Michael Jackson and Usher Remix
Kaydee Don is the daughter of Mark and AnnaKay Holland. She is a junior at RHS. She is an active member of the varsity cheer squad, varsity tennis team, Franklin County Junior Leadership Team and AFTT Company Dance Team, as well as Student Council vice president.

Madyson Grace King
Contestant #10
Talent: Vocal performance of “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
Madyson Grace King is the daughter of Heather King-Love and the granddaughter of Jeff and Donna King. As a junior, she is active in the Musical Theatre, Acapella Jazz Ensemble, Franklin County Junior Leadership Team and “The Roxy’s Legend of Toyland.”

Sydney Grace Medley
Contestant #11
Talent: Vocal performance of “Think of Me” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera
Sydney is the daughter of Jamie and Cassie Medley. As a junior, she is an active member of The Marching 100 Tigerette Danceline, Student Booster Club president, Student Council junior class president, Golden Tiger BIGS (Big Brothers Big Sisters) and Russellville First Baptist Church Youth Praise Team.

Abby Brooke Montgomery
Contestant #12
Talent: Vocal performance of “Part of Your World,” Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Abby is the daughter of Barry and Samantha Montgomery. She is a junior at RHS. She is an active member of The Marching 100 Tigerette Danceline, Junior Leadership Team, Annual Staff and Musical Theatre, along with being a member of the All-State Choir and Show Choir.

Emma Reed
Contestant #13
Talent: Baton twirling to “The Greatest Show” from the movie The Greatest Showman
Emma is the daughter of Amy Reed and the late Steve Reed. As a junior at RHS, she is a majorette in The Marching 100 and a member of the Robotics Team, Rocketry Team, Future Business Leaders of America and Franklin County Junior Leadership.

Ashton Shipley
Contestant #14
Talent: Vocal performance of “A Million Dreams” by the cast of The Greatest Showman
Ashton is the daughter of Karri Cummings and Grant Shipley. As a junior at RHS, she is an active member of the RHS A Capella Ensemble, Health Occupations Students of America and the RHS Chorus.

Caroline Touchstone
Contestant #15
Talent: Tumble and dance to “Ease on Down the Road” by Michael Jackson and Diana Ross
Caroline is the daughter of Kevin and Lea Touchstone. She is a junior at RHS. She is an active member of the RCS Youth Leadership Academy, American History Honors Club, 30+ ACT Club and Christian Students United, as well as FCCLA.

Emma Claire Bragwell
Contestant #16
Talent: Jazz dance to “Emotions” by Mariah Carey
Emma Claire is the daughter of Brian and Amy Bragwell. She is a senior at RHS. She is project chairperson of the National Honor Society, a member of the varsity tennis team, co-editor-in-chief of the Annual Staff, president of SADD and historian of FBLA.

Sydney Holt
Contestant #17
Talent: Vocal performance of “Somebody to Love” by Queen
Sydney is the daughter of Dusty and Sherry Holt. As a senior at RHS, she is a member of the Marching 100 Tigerette Danceline, the Christian Students United and the Student Council, along with Franklin County Junior Leadership Team.

Yaslin Perez
Contestant #18
Talent: Dance routine to “El Luego Luego” by La Furia Oazacena
Yaslin is the daughter of Venustiano Perez and Aurora Cuenca. She is a senior at RHS. She is involved in the National Honor Society, FCCLA, Book Lover’s Club, Spanish Club and Cosmetology Club.

Elizabeth Pierce
Contestant #19
Talent: Vocal performance “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
Elizabeth is the daughter of Alison Pierce. As a senior, she is an active member of National Honor Society, the Tigerette Danceline, Musical Theatre, Marching 100 Percussion and the RHS A Capella Ensemble.

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