38th Annual Miss RHS Pageant
The RHS Annual Staff will sponsor the 38th Annual Miss RHS Pageant March 6 at 7 p.m. in the RHS Auditorium.
The pageant offers an array of talent and beauty, and Miss RHS 2020 will be awarded more than $1,100 in cash and prizes.
Hailey Witt will be emceeing this year’s pageant. Elizabeth Pierce, Miss RHS 2019 and a student at UNA, will also be assisting and performing.
The contestants will be competing in judges’ interview, evening gown and talent.
Escorts are Levi Gist, Samuel Franklin, Jacob Davis, Hayden Wells, Diego Lopez and Shawn Shackleford.
Tickets will be sold on the night of the pageant, $10, and programs will be available for $5.
This event is one of the highlights of the year. Cindy Smith Coan is the director of the pageant, and Dr. AnnaKay Holland is the coordinator of the pageant and Annual Staff sponsor, and they promise there will be lots of entertainment people will not want to miss.
The Rising Stars and Little Sisters will also be part of the pageant program 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 Rising Stars are girls in grades kindergarten through fifth grade, and they will assist during the evening gown revue. The Little Sisters for the pageant are girls in grades sixth through eighth, and they will be introducing themselves and the talent for their “Big Sister” during the talent portion of the pageant.
It is hoped these girls will use this opportunity to be in front of this audience and one day want to be contestants in the Miss RHS pageant, as the pageant continues to build traditions – a prominent theme and goal for Russellville City Schools.
Miss RHS Rising Stars are Ava Bianco, Annalesa Bonds, Maci Reagan Boyd, Tinley Cleveland, Brookelynn Davis, Bella Rae Entrekin, Erin Hope Grimes, Kerby Grissom, Macy Adeline Hall, Ruby Gist Harbin, Madelyn Hatton, Lyza Shaw Herring, Karlei Mitchell, Jemma Moore, Sadie Grace Odom, Mackie Drew Parker, Deborah Perez, Daniela Perez, Dorle Pineda, Kingzlee Poss, Addison Hope Rikard, Layla Joy Rush, Allie Catherine Smith, Isabella Torres and Ella Blayke Wimberley.
Miss RHS Little Sisters are Elizabeth Antonio, Maggie Bishop, Emma Campbell, Camden Elizabeth Carson, Dixie Dover, Natalie Nichols, Emmy Green, Stella Hill, Aidyn Kate Marshall, Jacey Moore, Hailey Rogers, Audrey Oliver, Lexie O’Neal, Lily Cate Pace, Peyton Leigh Parrish, Avery Watts, Chloe Sheffield, Kaitlin Speck, Raney Stone, Sofia Tiffin, Annie Willis and Ebony West.
Proceeds from this event will benefit students by defraying their cost of the yearbook. Pageant coordinators hope everyone will come and support these RHS students.
Contestant #1: Silvie Miller
Talent: Hip hop clogging dance to Bruno Mars Remix
Silvie is the daughter of Lee and Trisha Miller. She is a freshman at RHS. She serves as RHS junior varsity co-captain, and she is an All American Cheerleader, a member of Annual Staff and a member of Christian Students United. She is also active in musical theatre and the Future Teachers of Alabama Club.
Contestant #2: Ashlee Channing Moon
Talent: Vocal performance of “Someone Like You” by Adele
Ashlee is the daughter of Chris and Monica Moon. As a freshman at RHS, she serves as Freshman Class president and Student Booster Club secretary. She is also actively involved in musical theatre and Christian Students United.
Contestant #3: Olivia Borden
Talent: Singing “La vie en Rose”
Olivia is the daughter of Charles Borden and Tonya McDaniel. She is a sophomore at RHS. She is a member of the Art Club and the Future Health Professionals with an affiliation with HOSA.
Contestant #4: Madeline Elizabeth Cooper
Talent: Singing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Funny Girl
Madeline is the daughter of Matt and Greta Cooper. As a sophomore, Madeline is an active member of the RHS varsity cheer squad, junior varsity tennis team, A Capella Ensemble and Sophomore Class president, along with being a member of the Russellville High School Youth Leadership Academy.
Contestant #5: Sophie Caroline Hill
Talent: Jazz dance to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson
Sophie is the daughter of Eric and Tara Hill. She is a sophomore at RHS and is an active member of the RHS varsity cheer squad and Christian Students United and secretary of Skills USA. She is also a competitive dancer and instructor at Addie’s Flip Tip and Tap.
Contestant #6: Camille Faith Lynn
Talent: Vocal “Praying for Rain” by Raelynn
Camille is the daughter of Joshua and Crissy Lynn. As a sophomore she is a member of the Ronald Regan Institute, Youth Church Praise Team and the volleyball team.
Contestant #7: Malorie Pace
Talent: Baton twirling to “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John
Malorie is the daughter of Johnathan and April Pace. She is a sophomore at RHS. She is an active member of Future Health Professionals. She is also the Russellville majorette captain and a member of Studio X-treme Twirl Elite Company Team.
Contestant #8: Tori Tiffin
Talent: Singing “Once and for All” by Lauren Daigle
Tori is the daughter of Jennifer and Brian Pace and Jason Tiffin. As a sophomore at RHS, she is a varsity cheerleader, on the varsity softball team and a member of Christian Students United. She also is involved in RHS Musical Theatre and the RHS A Capella Ensemble.
Contestant #9: Shelby Allison Carson
Talent: Musical theatre dance to “The Greatest Showman”
Shelby is the daughter of Ken and Denese Carson. As a junior at RHS, Shelby is a member of the varsity cheer squad and Golden Tiger BIGS Program. She is also active in peer helpers and Chemistry Club as treasurer, and she is Junior Class secretary.
Contestant #10: Abigail Dodson
Talent: Hip hop dance to “K-Pop Mashup”
Abigail is the daughter of Scott and Amy Dodson. Abigail is a junior at RHS. She is an active member of the RHS Marching Hundred. She is also on the RHS varsity soccer team and a member of History Club.
Contestant #11: Celia Echeverria
Talent: Vocal and piano solo to “Human’” by Christina Perri
Celia is the daughter of Aldo and Lissette Echeverria. As a junior, Celia is an active member on the RHS dance line, Future Business Leaders of America and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. She is also a part of the Franklin County Junior Leadership Program and RHS Annual Staff.
Contestant #12: Destiny Hatton
Talent: Jazz dance to “Come Together”
Destiny is the daughter of Dennis and Loretta Hatton. She is a junior at RHS. Destiny is an active member of the varsity cheer squad, where she serves as co-captain, the RHS Annual Staff and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. She is also a competitive dancer while being a dance and gymnastics teacher at Addie’s Flip Tip and Tap.
Contestant #13: Sophie Moore
Talent: Baton routine to “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince
Sophie is the daughter of Shane and Shelana Moore. As a junior, Sophie is a member of the RHS varsity volleyball team, RHS varsity girls golf team and RHS junior varsity basketball team. She is also active in the Future Business Leaders of America, as well as being a HOSA Bowl state competitor.
Contestant #14: Lauren Mae Sturdivant
Talent: Vocal performance of “I Surrender” by Celine Dion
Lauren Mae is the daughter of Leslie and Kellie Sturdivant. As a junior, Lauren Mae is an active member of the Russellville High School varsity cheer squad. She is also a member of the ACT 30+ Club, vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America and a member of the Russellville Youth Leadership Academy. She is also a member of RHS Musical Theatre Department.
Contestant #15: Alivia Clemmons
Talent: Dance, “Dancing Through the Decades”
Alivia is the daughter of Jeremy and DeNita Clemmons. She is a senior at RHS. Alivia is a member of National Honor Society. She also plays varsity softball and volleyball and was a member of the Franklin County Junior Leadership Program.
Contestant #16: Kaydee Don Holland
Talent: Acro jazz dance to “Get Down Tonight”
Kaydee Don is the daughter of Mark and AnnaKay Holland. As a senior at RHS, Kaydee Don is the president of Student Council and captain of the varsity cheer squad. She serves as president of Future Business Leaders of America and secretary of the National Honor Society. She is a member of the varsity tennis team and is a competitive dancer and instructor at AFTT.
Contestant #17: Sydney Grace Medley
Talent: Vocal, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder
Sydney Grace is the daughter of Jamie and Cassie Medley. She is a senior at RHS. As a senior she serves as National Honor Society vice president along with being Student Council secretary. Sydney Grade also is Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America president, along with being an active member of Golden Tiger BIGS and the Russellville Marching Hundred dance line.
Contestant #18: Abby Brooke Montgomery
Talent: Vocal, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley
Abby is the daughter of Barry and Samantha Montgomery. She is senior at RHS. Abby serves as RHS dance line captain. She is a member of the RHS A Capella Ensemble and RHS Musical Theatre. She also participates in the RCS Event Planning group and the yearbook staff.
Contestant #19: Madison Murray
Talent: Vocal, “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
Madison Murray is the daughter of Michael and Kathryn Murray. As a senior at RHS, Madison is a member of the Russellville basketball, softball and cross-country varsity teams. She is an active member in Chemistry Club and is also a member of National Honor Society.
Contestant #20: Amara Qualls
Talent: Reciting of Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”
Amara is the daughter of Patricia Hill and Jake Qualls. Amara is a senior at RHS. She is actively involved in the BIGS Program of the Shoals and the Peer Helper Program. She helped organize the Powder Puff Committee. She is also a member of National Honor Society and HOSA.
Contestant #21: Ashton Shipley
Talent: Vocal performance “Get Here”
Ashton is the daughter of Karri Cummings and Grant Shipley. As a senior at RHS, she is a part of the dance line, HOSA, FCCLA and National Honor Society. Ashton also sings in her church choir.
Contestant #22: Alexis Jane Taylor
Talent: Softball throwing performance
Alexis is the daughter of Doyle and Stephanie Taylor. She is a senior at RHS. Alexis is a member of the RHS softball, basketball and cross-country varsity teams. She participates in CSU. She also works part time at the Russellville Parks and Recreation Department.
Contestant #23: Yesenia Vargas
Talent: Playing the piano to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
Yesenia is the daughter of Ventura and Paul Vargas. As a senior at RHS, Yesenia is in the RHS Marching Band along with being a part of the varsity tennis team. She also is an active member in her church choir, along with her church worship dance group.