Laura Dominey was crowned Miss Northside High School on Friday night in the pageant held at the Ray Horne Theater. It was the 50th anniversary of the Miss Northside pageant.
A junior competing in her first pageant ever, Dominey is a member of the Thespian Troupe, Beta Club, Math Club and Junior Optimist Octagon International.
She was encouraged to compete in the pageant by her best friend, the outgoing Miss Northside High School, Olivia McMillan.
I also thought I would be a great candidate because I have an eclectic personality, Dominey said. I fit in with more than one group at Northside High School. I am someone that is well known and someone that is a good influence on other students.
This years informal wear had a Back to the Future theme with contestants wearing outfits that represented different decades.
Dominey dressed as a hippie, which she felt fit her personality perfectly.
I am all about peace and love. I am a tree-hugger, said Dominey.
Her talent was a song and a skit for which she won the second place talent award. She also won preliminary awards in application, interview and informal wear.
After those preliminary wins, the thought crossed her mind on stage while waiting for the runners up and winners to be announced that she might win.
I was shaking. I kept thinking, my best friend might crown me tonight.
Dominey said participating in the 50th anniversary of the Miss Northside pageant came with a lot of pressure.
Most of the previous queens were there, so you were competing in front of almost 50 pageant winners. It made it that much more special though, Dominey said.
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