SIKESTON - The American Legion 63rd Annual Cotton Carnival Queen Contest will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Thirteen area high school girls will compete for the title. They are:
A senior at Scott County Central High School, 17-year-old JoVonne Banks enjoys basketball and track. Her hobbies include eating out, working, school, pageants and hanging out with family and friends. She is the daughter of Keshia Banks.
Heather Beggs is a junior at Kelly High School and enjoys playing sports, pageants, going to the lake and spending time with friends. Her favorite subjects are psychology and biology. She is the 16-year-old daughter of Cathy and Cameron Beggs.
A sophomore at Richland High School, Taylor DeWitt is the 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brad DeWitt. She is involved in cheerleading, Student Council, FTA, FCCLA, FBLA and Library Club. Her favorite subjects are English and art and her favorite sports are basketball, softball and cheerleading.
Megan Hall is the 15-year-old daughter of Leslie Hall. She is a freshman at Portageville High School where she enjoys history and Spanish. Her hobbies include riding 4-wheelers, shopping, swimming and scrapbooking. Her favorite sports are being a cheerleader and volleyball.
A senior at Scott County Central High School, 17-year-old Alana Hargrove enjoys singing in the car, riding 4-wheelers, going mudding and shopping. Her favorite sports are basketball, cheerleading and softball and her favorite subjects are physics, business tech II and English. She is the daughter of Lisa and Lonnie Hargrove.
Eighteen-year-old Jamie Hill is a junior at Scott County Central High School and the daughter of Brenda Valenzuela. Her favorite subjects are English, business tech and world history. Her hobbies include cheerleading, reading and hanging out with friends.
Monae Johnson is the daughter of Barbara Brown and a sophomore at Scott County Central High School. English and government are her favorite subjects and track and basketball is her favorite sports. She likes to sing, write poems and be in pageants.
American history is the favorite subject of 14-year-old Chelsea Jones. A freshman at Dexter High School, she enjoys FCA, FCLA, Student Council, Cross Country and Track. In her spare time she likes to shop, ride 4-
wheelers, run and be with friends and family and her church youth group. She is the daughter of Christopher and Kimberly Jones.
Telsa Burnett-Parr is the 17-year old daughter of George and Brandy Parr. A junior at Kelly High School, her hobbies include horseback riding, riding 4-
wheelers and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite sports are track and basketball.
Contemporary issues is the favorite subject of Kelly Peterson. A freshman at Farmington High School, she enjoys horseback riding, fishing, swimming, playing volleyball and hanging out with friends. She is the 14-year-old daughter of John and Nancy Peterson.
The daughter of Stephen and Frances Hays, Brittney Phillips lists psychology and English as her favorite subjects. She enjoys talking on the phone, shopping and hanging out with friends. A member of FBLA, she is a junior at Kelly High School.
Cora Schmidt is the daughter of Pam and Matt Schmidt and a junior at Kelly High School. The 16-year-old enjoys sociology, accounting, weight training and anatomy and physiology. In her spare time she likes to ride 4-wheelers, play paintball, sing and spend time with her boyfriend. Vice-president of her class, she also enjoys being active in school clubs.
A junior at Kennett High School, Maegan Snipes is the 17-year-old daughter of Tracy and Peggy Snipes. She enjoys math, history and playing softball. Her hobbies include twirling, shipping, playing with her puppy, Mason, and hanging out with her friends.