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1012 Miss PatriotMiss Patriot 2013 Mi’a Callens and Miss Patriot’s Outstanding Teen 2013 Shelby Andrews. Photo courtesy of Anna Malone .
Mi’a Callens, an 18-year-old Birmingham native and freshmen at Auburn University, was crowned Miss Patriot 2013 during the annual scholarship pageant at Homewood High School on July 29. Callens, along with 26 other contestants, competed for the title in talent, swimsuit, evening gown and private interview categories.
Callens, who previously held the Outstanding Teen 2011 title, also won the overall talent award for her vocal piece, “Hiding Under Water,” and her piano performance. She was also honored with the Abigail Hardin award for the highest score in a private interview.
First alternate was awarded to Kelsey Richter of Birmingham, followed by second alternate Elisabeth Chramer of Trussville, Carly Evans of Prattville as third alternate and Elizabeth Anne Beasley of Prattville as fourth alternate. Lauren Hunt of Dothan was also awarded the overall swimsuit award.
Shelby Andrews, 15, of Dothan was crowned Outstanding Teen 2013. She competed with eleven other contestants in the Outstanding Teen Division.
Andrews also tied as the winner of the overall talent award with Mikaylah Duggans of Springville. The fitness award was presented to Janna Meeks, who was also awarded first alternate followed by Anna Thigpen of Hoover as second alternate, Duggans as third alternate and Emily O’Rear of Oneonta as fourth alternate.
The pageant, which is an official preliminary event to the Miss Alabama Pageant, was hosted by 2011 Miss Alabama Courtney Porter. The event was coordinated by executive directors Bragg Scroggins and Keith Brashier and awarded more than $12,500 in scholarships, services, gifts and products to winning contestants and alternates.
For more information or to arrange an appearance, contact Scroggins at email@example.com or 901-0534.