Eight vie for teen, pre-teen AB titles

Posted: November 9, 2013

Star staff report

Emily Kinsey
Haylee Starr Landry
Katey L’Heureux
Isabella G. McKee
Alyssa Mawyer
Bailey Madison McKee
Casey C. Shepherd
Hannah Grace Walters

winchester — The Miss Apple Blossom Festival pageant will be held at 7 p.m. today at Daniel Morgan Middle School.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, and can be purchased at the door.

A pre-teen and teen queen pageant will also take place.

Pre-teen contestants

Emily Kinsey of Glen Allen is a sixth-grader at the Moody Middle School IB Progamme. She is an honor roll student in the gifted program and an SCA class representative. She will perform a jazz dance for the talent competition, and her platform is “Princesses for Pets.”

Haylee Starr Landry of Virginia Beach is a fifth-grader at Old Donation Center School for the Gifted in Dane & Rosemont Forest Elementary School. She is an honor roll student in the gifted program, and has received the Citizenship Award. She will perform a lyrical-acro ballet for her talent competition, and her platform is “Autism Awareness: Unlocking the Puzzle.”

Katey L’Heureux of Winchester is a fifth-grader at Daniel Morgan Middle School. She has won the Good Behavior Award at the school, plays the flute in the school band and is an active runner. She will play a musical instrument for her talent competition, and her platform is “Kind Acts and Friends Club.”

Isabella Grace McKee of Winchester is a third-grader at Orchard View Elementary School. She is an honor roll student, and an SCA class representative. She will perform a jazz dance for the talent competition, and her platform is “Izzy’s Pet Shop: Pawsitively Pampering Pets.”

Alyssa Mawyer of Harrisonburg is a fifth-grader at John C Myers Elementary School. She is an honor roll student, and active in several clubs. She will perform a lyrical dance for the talent competition. Her platform is “Just Like You and Me: The Importance of Spending Time with Children Who Have Special Needs.”

Teen contestants

Bailey Madison McKee of Winchester is a 10th-grader at Millbrook High School. She is a member of the Millbrook Choir, Drama Club and Forensics Team, and enjoys reading, theater and volunteering. She will perform a comedic monologue for her talent competition. Her platform is “Giving Back is the New Black — It Takes But One Small Act of Kindness to Make A Change In Someone Else’s Life.”

Casey Catherine Shepherd of Chesapeake is a 10th-grader at Indian River High School. She is an honor roll student, and is active in several clubs. She will perform ballet en pointe for her talent competition, and her platform is “E.N.D.D.: Embracing Not Defining Disabilities.”

Hannah Grace Walters of Winchester is a ninth-grader at Handley High School. She is a member of the Handley Show Choir. She will sing for her talent competition. Her platform is “Teen Suicide-Educating Teens On Alternative to Solving Their Problems and End Bullying.”