First-time pageant participant crowned Miss Houston County High

Sun News correspondentFebruary 6, 2013 

Angelica Mosley was crowned Miss Houston County High School in the school’s annual pageant, held Saturday in the school’s theater.

Angelica is a senior and plans on attending Middle Georgia Technical College to study radiology. Active in the band at Houston County High School, she was a member of the color guard her sophomore year before trying out for the cymbal line. She is serving this year as the co-captain of the cymbal line. After serving as a volunteer at Summer’s Landing, she is now employed there, working both in the kitchen and helping serve the residents.

The Miss Houston County High School pageant is the first pageant in which Angelica has participated.

“It is just something I have been wanting to do since freshman year,” Angelica said. “I wanted to learn to communicate with people better.”

Competing in her first pageant gave Angelica a case of the nerves, but she soon overcame that.

“I was worried about my first ever interview, but I just tried to answer the questions to the best of my ability and went on stage with a positive attitude.”

In the preliminary competition, Angelica won both the evening gown and the interview competition.

Angelica said practice, held at the school, was a big help.

“Claire Shaw taught us how to walk on the stage and we had a lot of help from the band boosters,” Angelica said. “I didn’t want to be anybody I am not because it is always better to be yourself. I went out there and had fun. I had a ball, and I just wished I had done it since my freshman year. It just gave me such self-confidence.”

Part of being herself included wearing cowboy boots for two of the outfits she wore on stage.

“I wear boots a lot, and that is what I feel comfortable in,” Angelica said. “‘Country Glam’ is what my mom calls it. I felt like Carrie Underwood on stage.”

Rounding out the top five were first runner-up Elizabeth Albritton; second runner-up Cynethia McClendon; third runner-up Erika Ventura and fourth runner-up Heather Coy. Other preliminary winners included talent winner Alexandria Manning, photogenic winner Heather Coy, ticket sales winner Heather Coy, signature page winner Jordyn Prunty, Miss Edith Wilkins Spirit Award winner Erika Ventura and people’s choice winner Erika Ventura.

Contact Alline Kent at 396-2467 or allinekent@cox.net.

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