By Chancla LeMarr
“I can’t wait to represent this amazing county, I love this county.” stated Caitlin Agan.
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Caitlin Agan’s name was called as Miss Congeniality which was picked by her fellow contestants, so she thought there was no way that her name would be called again, much to her surprise her name was announced as Miss Washington County Teen for 2008.
“I didn’t expect it to happen, Oh My goodness, I am so full of excitement.” stated Agan.
Agan’s court is Taylor Kearschner, first runner-up and Tara Schmitt as second runner-up.
When asked what experience Caitlin has had to help her with on stage fright, she stated, “I have been involved with WCACT since I was in first grade. That has given me more confidence and the ability to be more laid back.”
All contestants preformed a dance to the theme song of Indiana Jones before making there first walk on stage with their boy escorts.
Each contestant then came back on stage in their theme attire. Some of the girls themes were “Take me out to the ball game” Support our Troops” “Life is a Highway” “Skater Girl” and “Rock around the clock.”
Taylor Kearschner’s theme was “Super Women” in which she dressed as Super Women Kearschner stated that many look to heros such as Batman, Spiderman or even Super Women, but her hero was her six-year old brother, who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and the struggles he has had to face.
Kayla Smith performed her theme and did a gymnastics routine.
The most intense part of the pageant, the question? The ladies were asked a question and then stated their answer to the judges and crowd.
Marissa Dun was asked, “If there was one thing she could change about the world, what would it be and why?”
“I would go back and erase the terrorists attacks that hurt a lot of innocent people including children, who then had to watch their parents go to war as I watched my father.”
Kaila Robbins was asked if she had one wish what would it be? She stated “ I would pause, rewind and go forward. I would pause to remember moments like these, rewind to correct mistakes and fast forward to she what the future holds for me.”
As the judges were tallying their score, Miss Washington County Teen 2007, Chelsey Brewer made her final speech and walk.
“I want to thank Washington County for letting me represent you this 2007.” said Brewer
Miss Teen, Caitlin Agan received a crown and engraved bracelet, Bud Jeweler’s; $50 savings bond, Cooley’s Heating and Air; gift card, Heaven Scent Gifts; trophy, Hoosier Trophy; one hour studio photo session, Dowling Photo; mini manicure, Alisa’s House of Nail; gift, Robert G. Hamilton; gift, Brick Street; gift, Island Sun Tanning; gift certificate, The Tasty House; bouquet, Campbellsburg Floral and Mary Kay Cosmetics gifts, Stephanie Ferriell.
Agan also received a gift, Sisters; gift, Coffee Villa; Mary Kay Cosmetics gift, Stephanie Ferriell; gift, Island Sun Tanning; trophy, Mamma Rosa’s; $50 savings bond, Indiana Bank and Trust Company for being chosen as Miss Congeniality.
First runner-up Taylor Kearschner received, gift basket, The basket Case/Salem Apothecary; gift, Lasting Impressions; trophy, Mamma Rosa’s; Mary Kay Cosmetics gift, Stephanie Ferriell; $50 savings bond, First Harrison Bank and a gift, Shear Perfections
Tara Schmitt, second runner-up received a gift, Craft Town; pendant necklace, Bud’s Jeweler’s; gift, Shear Perfections; trophy, Mamma Rosa’s; large pizza, Domino’s; Mary Kay Cosmetics gift, Stephanie Ferriell and $50 savings bond, Community First.
Each escort received, gift certificated from Taco Bell, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s along with a pool pass from Myers Memorial Pool.