Pomp and pageantry

Annual Miss THS pageant held Saturday, Nov. 12

Story by Madison Brown and Victoria Van

The curtains open and 12 young ladies clad in 1920s flapper girl costumes start the night off with their opening dance number to “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie.

Miss THS is an annual pageant held in the PAC. Each year, numerous girls showcase their personalities and talents, ranging from singing, to dance, to speed painting and monologues. This year’s theme was the Roaring Twenties.

The participants went through rigorous rehearsals and readied themselves within a short week. The process was extensive and the girls practiced their skills wholeheartedly, preparing for opening number, talent, evening gown and interview.

“I found we had rehearsals after school almost every day this past week to prepare ourselves for the competition,” senior Madison Prince said. “I went over a few interview tips and practiced my speaking skills. It was a character building process overall.”

Prince was crowned the new Miss THS. Second runner up was junior Katie Biggar, who won the talent contest as well. Miss Congeniality was Madison Sutton, and best interview was Madison Prince.

“I didn’t come to win,” Prince said. “I came to just create memories, make more friends and really just have a good time.”

Several boys competed for the title of Tiger King. During intermission, the contestants walked around the audience to raise money for Theron Jones Elementary for new iPads and computers. The contestants earned a total of $1,400, and the Tiger King winner was announced as Chase Watkins.

A dance performance from the reigning 2016 Miss THS Leighton Weber and music by Alex and Brennon Cope added to the night’s festivities.

“Miss THS was really fun. I’ve never done a pageant or anything similar,” senior Keeley Green said. “I got to bond with some girls and I got to get out of my comfort zone.”