36th Annual Miss RHS Pageant
The RHS Annual Staff will sponsor the 36th annual Miss RHS pageant March 2 at 7 p.m. in the RHS auditorium. The pageant offers an array of talent and beauty.
Jessica McSpadden, Miss RHS 2016, will be emceeing the pageant. Hailey Peters, Miss RHS 2017 and a student at Northwest-Shoals Community College, will also be assisting and performing.
The contestants will be competing in judges’ interview, evening gown and talent.
Escorts are John David Aycock, Calen Bragwell, Nick Chadderdon, Wesley Cook, James Sandoval and Cameron Vandiver. 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. The cost of the tickets is $10 each. Programs will be available for $5. This event is one of the highlights of the year. There will be lots of entertainment attendees will not want to miss. The proceeds from this event will benefit the students by defraying their cost for the yearbook. Pageant coordinator hope everyone’s schedules will permit them to come and support these RHS students.
Alison Hope Bryant
Talent: Flag and rifle routine to “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors
Alison is the daughter of Loni Bryant. She is a senior at RHS. Alison is an active member of National Honor Society (officer-Leadership Committee), Student Booster Club, RHS Color Guard (captain) and Haiti Mission Team, as well as Relentless Student Ministry.
Talent: Vocal performance of “I Have Nothing,” original artist Whitney Houston
Destiny is the daughter of Alicia Cooper. As a senior, Destiny is an active member of Musical Theatre, Acapella Ensemble and Church Choir, along with Advanced Chorus.
Rachel Hannah Griffin
Talent: Pointe ballet to “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman
Rachel is the daughter of Tim and Christa Griffin. She is a senior at RHS. Rachel is involved in RHS Show Choir, Shoals Ballet Company (Snow Queen and other parts, teacher’s assistant), Church Choir, Christian Students United, American History Honors Club, Chemistry Club and SADD.
Talent: Musical theatre dance to “Life of the Party” by Indina Menzel
Ellie is the daughter of Steven and Marla Kerby. As a senior, Ellie is an active member of National Honor Society (secretary), Varsity Cheer (captain), Chemistry Club (president), Future Business Leaders of America (secretary) and Student Council as 12th Grade Representative.
Talent: Baton routine to “Hey, Pachuco!” by Royal Crown Revue
Cecilia is the daughter of Amy McLemore and the late Jeff McLemore. She is a senior at RHS. Cecilia is an active member of The Marching Hundred as a majorette, Student Booster Club, Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society, as well as Health Occupation Students of America.
Emma Claire Bragwell
Talent: Jazz dance to “Emergency” by Icona Pop
Emma Claire is the daughter of Brian and Amy Bragwell. As a junior, Emma Claire is active in the Varsity Cheer Squad, Varsity Tennis Team, Future Business Leaders of America, Christian Students United and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
Talent: Vocal and piano performance “Rise Up,” original artist Andra Day
Elizabeth is the daughter of Alison Pierce. She is a junior at RHS. Elizabeth is an active member of The Marching Hundred’s Tigerette Danceline, RHS Musical Theatre, RHS Acapella Ensemble and Concert Band, as well as Percussion Ensemble.
Sydney Grace Medley
Talent: Vocal performance of “One Moment in Time,” original artist Whitney Houston
Sydney is the daughter of Jamie and Cassie Medley. As a sophomore, Sydney is an active member of The Marching Hundred’s Tigerette Danceline, Student Booster Club (director of events management), 10th Grade Student Council Representative and Golden Tiger BIGS (Big Brothers Big Sisters), as well as Russellville First Baptist Church Youth Worship Team.
Abby Brooke Montgomery
Talent: Vocal performance of “How Far I’ll Go,” original artist Alessia Cara
Abby is the daughter of Barry and Samantha Montgomery. Abby is a sophomore at RHS. She is an active member of The Marching Hundred’s Tigerette Danceline, Christian Students United, Annual Staff and Theatre, along with RHS Acapella Jazz Ensemble.
Talent: Baton routine to “Champion” by Carrie Underwood
Emma is the daughter of Amy Reed and the late Steve Reed. As a sophomore at RHS, Emma is an active member of The Marching Hundred, Robotics Team, Rocketry Team, Future Business Leaders of America and Mu Alpha Theta.
Talent: Vocal performance “Stone Cold,” original artist Demi Lovato
Amberly is the daughter of Trent and Kristie Wells and Ross Brown. Amberly is a freshman at RHS. She is an active member in Musical Theatre, The Marching Hundred’s Tigerette Danceline and Concert Band, as well as RHS Acapella Ensemble.
Talent: Tap dance to “Beggin'” by Madcon
Shelby is the daughter of Ken and Denese Carson. As a Freshmen, Shelby is active in Junior Varsity Cheer Squad as co-captain, Future Business Leaders of America, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Cosmetology and Student Booster Club.
Talent: Jazz Dance to “Momma Knows Best” by Jessie J.
Destiny is the daughter of Dennis and Loretta Hatton. She is a freshman at RHS. Destiny is an active member of Junior Varsity Cheer Squad as captain, the Varsity Tennis Team, Student Council, Student Booster Club and Christian Students United.
Kylee Grace Plott
Talent: Vocal performance of “A New Life,” original artist Linda Eder from Jekyll and Hyde
Kylee is the daughter of Hugh and Sheryl Plott. As a freshman, Kylee is an active member of the Junior Varsity Cheer Squad, the Junior Varsity Basketball Team, Show Choir, RHS Ensemble, the Varsity Golf Team and Annual Staff.
Lauren Mae Sturdivant
Talent: Vocal performance of “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
Lauren is the daughter of Leslie and Kellie Sturdivant. She is a freshman at RHS. Lauren Mae is an active member of the Junior Varsity Cheer Squad, the Junior Varsity Basketball Team, Christian Students United and Student Booster Club, along with First United Methodist Church Youth Group.
Yada Na’Vea Winston
Talent: Praise dance to “Now Behold the Lamb” by Kirk Franklin
Yada is the daughter of Harlan and Linda Winston. As a freshman, she is an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Church Choir, Student Advisory Committee, Spanish Club and the Junior Varsity Basketball Team.