photos by Jeff Barrett
On Saturday, 14 girls took the Mont Harmon Middle School stage to compete for the titles of Miss Carbon County Outstanding Teen and Miss Carbon County.
Each pageant had varying awards besides the crowned royalty titles. The awards included People’s Choice, Director’s Award, Most Photogenic, Amazing Fundraiser, Miss Congeniality, Miracle Maker and Top Ticket Sales.
The Miss Carbon County Outstanding Teen pageant began in the early evening with seven hopeful contestants competing for the 2018 title. MaKinzey Cross, Cami Taylor, Skylynn Basso, Kaylie Basso, Eminie Elliot, Wynter Pendray and Rosie Wichmann.
Elliot was awarded the People’s Choice Award while Wichmann was awarded Miss Congeniality. Skylynn Basso walked away with two awards, Top Ticket Sales and the Amazing Fundraiser.
Cross took home the Most Photogenic Award and was crowned second attendant. Kaylie Basso was crowned first attendant and was also awarded the Director’s Award. Crowned as Miss Carbon County Outstanding Teen 2018 was Wynter Pendray.
The Miss Carbon County pageant began later that evening. Contestants in this year’s pageant were Gracie Fausett, Rylee Hussey, Allie Sherman, Mikelle Monson, Cherish Vigil, Ashley Leataud and Riley Winn.
Fausett walked away with the People’s Choice Award that evening. Winn was crowned as second attendant and received the Miracle Maker Award and Miss Congeniality awards. Leautaud was awarded the Director’s and Amazing Fundraiser Awards, as well as crowned first attendant. Crowned Miss Carbon County 2018 was Mikelle Monson. Monson was also awarded the Most Photogenic and Top Ticket Sales awards.
Pageant director Kylie Howes was impressed with the overall outcome of the night.
“I am so proud of each girl for putting their best foot forward and having the courage to compete,” she said. “I loved seeing how each contestant grew over the last month in preparation for the pageants, and I hope that each one of them gained something positive from this experience. I am so excited to work with the new Royalty Members and watching as they implement their personal platforms within the communities. I am also excited for Wynter our new Outstanding Teen and Mikelle Miss Carbon County as they represent our community next year at the state pageants.”