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Sport named Miss CCA

From left to right: Sarah Jackson - Miss Congeniality; Camden Stephens - 3rd Runner Up; Susannah Sport - Miss CCA 2011, interview winner and top ad sales winner; Katie Knox - 1st Runner up, and evening gown winner; Tralyn Hord - 2nd Runner up and talent winner.

The 42nd annual Miss CCA Pageant wowed the crowd last Saturday night with a”Mamma Mia”-themed production.

The Miss CCA contestants and Miss CCA 2010, Candice Dunn, opened the show with their rendition of “Mamma Mia” a song made popular by the Swedish pop band ABBA.

Dunn, introduced the emcee for the night’s program, Haley Spates Mims, from Chelsea, Alabama, a former Miss Alabama talent winner and Mrs. Alabama United States. This was Haley’s second time to emcee the program.

The fourteen Miss CCA contestants competed in evening gown, talent, and an eight minute off campus interview with the judges prior to the pageant.

While the contestants were changing into their evening wear for the evening gown competition, the emcee introduced the judges for the evenings competition, and several different acts provided a wide variety of entertainment for the audience.

The Little Sisters performed a jazz dance number to “Take a Chance on Me.” The escorts, dressed in black tuxedos, complete with hats and canes, performed a dance to “Does Your Mother Know?”

CCA’s own Mrs. Daun Pittman, kindergarten teacher, shared her vocal talents and the stage with her daughters, HeartLee and PresLee, as they performed to a medley of ABBA’s hits.

Following the evening gown competition, each contestant performed a talent of their choice.

Sophomores participating in the pageant were Sarah Jackson, who performed a pointe dance to “Faeres,” by Mannheim Steamroller, Kaitlyn McGough sang Helen Reddy’s hit, “Delta Dawn,” and Emilee Speed performed a piano number to “Drops of Jupiter” by Train.

Juniors competing were Tralyn Hord, dancing to a medley of songs, Kelsey Kiser, sang Patsy Cline’s hit, “Walking After Midnight,” Katie Knox performed a jazz dance to “It’s Raining Men” from the “Weather Girls,” Torrie Morrell performed a moving monologue entitled, “Clear Glass Marbles,” Ana Ring sang a Lindsay Haugh number, “Broken,” and Emily Tisdale performed a jazz dance to Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

Seniors competing were Kayla Bilbrey, who performed a self-choreographed jazz dance to “Fame,” Danielle Culpepper sang “It Matters To Me,” by Faith Hill, Paige Lester clogged to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” Susannah Sport sang “For Good” from the Broadway musical, “Wicked,” and Camden Stephens played “Requiem for a Dream” on the piano.

Mims, Lindsie Collins Hernig, and The Troy School of Dance entertained the crowd, and both Tori Free and CCA’s own Rachel Tatom, had the crowd tapping their toes to two clogging numbers.

Susannah Sport was named Miss CCA 2011 and top ad sales and interview winner.
Katie Knox, was 1st Runner Up and evening gown winner.

Tralyn Hord was named 2nd Runner Up and talent winner, and Camden Stephens was 3rd Runner Up.

Sarah Jackson was named Miss Congeniality, which is chosen by the contestants themselves.