Thomasville's Outstanding Teen ties for Fitness Award

Miss North Carolina pageant concludes Saturday
Jun. 19, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

Thomasville's Outstanding Teen, Kylee Russell, tied for the title of Outstanding Teen Lifestyle and Fitness Award during the Miss North Carolina 2013 and Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen event in Raleigh. 

Russell tied with Blaire Brown, Mecklenburg’s Outstanding Teen.  Russell is a rising junior at First Assembly Christian School.  Brown is a rising eighth grader at Weddington Middle School.

In other results, Miss Tarheel Blair Mozingo, a rising senior at Mount Olive College, was the preliminary talent winner with her vocal performance of “I Who Have Nothing,” a 1960's Billboard Top Hit.  Mozingo’s public service platform is The American Red Cross.

Brianna Hester, Miss Greater Carolina, captured Tuesday’s Lifestyle and Fitness Award. She wore a multi-colored, two-piece swimsuit designed by Jamye Shaw. A rising senior at Meredith College, Hester promotes her platform called “The Rippling Effect – Everlasting Rings of Change.”

Miss Queen City’s Outstanding Teen Kaelyn Embler was the Outstanding Teen talent winner with her acrobatic jazz dance performance to “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” A rising freshman at Hickory Ridge High School, Embler promotes the Special Olympics as her platform.

The Emmy-award winning Miss North Carolina Pageant will be broadcast live from Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The pageant will air on Time Warner Cable across the state as an “On Demand” live broadcast.  In addition, it will be available after the live telecast on Time Warner On Demand.