Thomasville pride: Kylee Russell wins second preliminary

Pageant to be held Saturday
Jun. 20, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

The second night of preliminary competition in the Outstanding Teen division of the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant saw a repeat winner from Tuesday’s competition.

Miss Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen Kylee Russell became the first double preliminary winner of this year’s competition. Just one night after winning the Lifestyle and Fitness category, the rising junior at First Assembly Christian School won the Talent Award for her lyrical dance to “Home on the Range.”

In other Miss North Carolina news Miss Goldsboro Beth Stovall, a junior studying vocal performance at UNC-Wilmington, took home the top Talent Award with her operatic vocal of “Quando M’en Vo” from “La Boheme.” Stovall’s platform is “Inspiration: Art” to keep music and arts programs as a vital part of public school education.

Johna Edmonds, Miss Johnston County, garnered the Lifestyle and Fitness Award. A master of accounting student at N.C. State University, Edmonds sported a white swimsuit designed by Jamye Shaw.

Miss Johnston County’s Outstanding Teen Alexis Massengill captured the Lifestyle and Fitness Award from Wednesday’s round of competition. A rising senior at South Johnston High School, Massengill’s platform is “PLAY: Promoting Lifestyle Activities for Youth” to fight childhood obesity.

The Miss North Carolina Pageant will be broadcast live from Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m.

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