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Miss ECHS – Revival

These four contestants won awards in the Miss ECHS pageant, from left, Ariel Whatley, Yasmine Jones, Kherstin Johnson, and Miss ECHS Victoria Tucker.

The Escambia County High School stage was the setting for the revival of the Miss ECHS Pageant Sunday afternoon, December 11.

The pageant has been dormant for a number of years, but ECHS teacher and SGA sponsor Tiffany Oliver wanted to bring the program back.

Ten young ladies vied for the title – Yasmine Jones, Kherstin Johnson, Victoria Tucker, Ariel Whatley, Wil’Neshia Robinson, Diamond Kidd, Katelynn Barron, La’Mya Sharp, T’Keyah Gross, and Aaliyah Williams.

They were judged on interview, physical fitness, on-stage question, and poise and appearance.

Following a long intermission in which judges Nancy Helton (Atmore), Jessica West (Fort Walton Beach), and Whitnee Brown (Geneva, Ala.), tallied the scores, Victoria Tucker was crowned Miss ECHS.

Yasmine Jones was first alternate and was named Fan Favorite.

Kherstin Johnson was second alternate and received the Miss Congeniality Award.

Ariel Whatley received the Scholastic Award.

In addition to being named Miss ECHS, Victoria Tucker won the Fitness Award and the Appearance Award.

After the program, Ms. Oliver said the pageant exceeded her expectations.