By SHERRY DIGMON
In the comfort of Escambia County High School’s Hodnette Auditorium, 20 young ladies vied for four titles to represent Atmore as Miss Mayfest. The pageant was held Friday, May 3, just a day before Mayfest. Chamber Executive Director Emily Wilson announced that next year’s pageant will be held a week before Mayfest, not the day before. Also, last year’s pageant was held during Mayfest on Saturday. The decision to move the pageant indoors was a welcome relief for the contestants and families.
The winners in each category are as follows:
* Little Miss Mayfest Charlotte Reese Walker – She is six years old, in the first grade at Silverhill Elementary and is the daughter of Sybil and Blake Walker. Her career goals are to become a cheerleading coach and a police officer.
* Petite Miss Mayfest Natalee Mae Wilson – She is eight years old, in the first grade at Flomaton Elementary School, and is the daughter of Sabrina and Will Wilson. Her current dreams include becoming an elementary teacher so she can do hands-on activities with her class.
* Young Miss Mayfest Lanie Kate Stephens – She is 10 years old, in the fourth grade at Jay Elementary School, and is the daughter of Tegan and Cory Stephens. Her career goals are to be a horse trainer and a veterinarian.
* Miss Mayfest Makayla Shana Ramsey – She is 15 years old, is in the ninth grade at Northview High School, and is the daughter of Kellie Odom and Matthew Ramsey. Makayla plans to graduate high school with honors and attend college to become a NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) nurse.