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Bree Wright crowned Miss Houston County High School

Bree Wright was crowned Miss Houston County High School 2015 at the school’s annual pageant Saturday night in the Houston County High School Theatre.

Bree, a junior, is involved in the marching and concert bands, choir, thespians and student council. She takes honors and Advanced Placement courses, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and the French Honor Society.

Wright participated in the pageant last year and had such a good time, she said, that she knew she would want to take part in the pageant again.

“It was really fun and I met a lot of girls. I just loved the experience,” Wright said in an interview the day after the pageant.

While only a junior, Wright has already begun to consider her plans for after high school. She is looking at attending the Naval Academy and becoming a heart surgeon.

She said she plans to spend her year as Miss Houston County High School getting involved in charity work and supporting her school. She volunteers with Jay’s Hope and said that she would like to do an activity with that organization.

“I really just want to represent our school well while doing things and showing pride,” said Bree.

Other highlights of the night included a special presentation to band director Wally Shaw, who is retiring after 34 years in education. The Houston County Black and Silver Brigade sponsors the Miss Houston County High School pageant.

Outgoing Miss Houston County High, Kelsey Hollis, performed and spoke about her year’s reign. Kelsey started a pageant for special education students, the Miss Houston County Queen of Summer pageant, which is open to any Houston County student with a disability and who are in grades six through 12. Last year’s pageant was a big success and this year’s Queen of Summer pageant will be held April 11.Other awards given out during the evening included:

Ticket sales, Tyra Williams; ad sales, Zya Crawford; people’s choice Winner, Tyra Williams; Edith Wilkins Spirit Award, Bree Wright; photogenic, Sheyenne Ketchum; talent, Lexie Cowan; interview, Zya Crawford; casual wear, Bobbie Melden; and evening wear, Bree Wright.

Miss Congeniality was Rebecca Horne. Second runner-up was Lexie Cowan and first runner-up was Bobbie Melden.