Taylor Feeney, a senior at Perry High School, was crowned Miss Dogwood 2010 in the annual pageant held at Perry High School on Saturday.
The pageant, sponsored by the Perry High School cheerleaders, featured 74 girls competing for six titles.
For Feeney, it was not the first time she was crowned a Miss Dogwood. She is a former Pre-Teen and Teen Miss Dogwood.
Pageants have been good to Feeney, who said that along with scholarship money, she has learned interviewing skills. Those skills came in handy when she competed against 350 other students for a Presidential Scholarship — which pays complete tuition to Mercer University. Part of the process was a 15-minute interview.
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“I could have been nervous, but I was completely comfortable,“ Taylor said of the interview at Mercer.
As Dogwood Queen, Taylor will reign over the Dogwood Festival, which will be held April 10-11 in Perry.
Along with Taylor, the other 2010 Miss Dogwood Queens are: Tiny Miss Dogwood MaCayla Moody, Little Miss Dogwood Sidney Street, Junior Miss Dogwood Madyson Kelly, Pre-Teen Miss Dogwood Julia Bell and Teen Miss Dogwood Heather Coy.
Results from the individual categories were:
Tiny Miss Dogwood
Queen: MaCayla Moody
First runner-up: Mary Helen Hartman
Second runner-up: Brynn Owens
Third runner-up: Halle Hughes
Little Miss Dogwood
Queen: Sidney Street
First runner-up: Skyler Noles
Second runner-up: Kinley Pridgen
Third runner-up: Jada Hinson
Junior Miss Dogwood
Queen: Madyson Kelly
First runner-up: Sarah Fisher
Second runner-up: Ashley Gidney
Third runner-up: Charisma Winkler
Pre-Teen Miss Dogwood
Queen: Julia Bell
First runner-up: Georgia Kelly
Second runner-up: Darlyn Davis
Third runner-up: Olivia McMillan
Teen Miss Dogwood
Queen: Heather Coy
First runner-up: Samantha Gidney
Second runner-up: Katie Davis
Third runner-up: Jessica Swartz
Queen: Taylor Feeney
First runner-up: Katie Claxton
Second runner-up: Rae Evans
Third runner-up: Erin Crovo
Miss Congeniality winners
Pre-Teen: Julia Bell
Teen: Katie Davis
Miss: Taylor Feeney
Pre-Teen: Olivia McMillian
Teen: Heather Coy
Miss: Taylor Feeney