Thursday, November 2, 2006
Oak Pageant held October 7
The second annual White Oak Pageant was held on October 7 in The Byhalia High School gymnasium. Sponsored by Byhalia Family Health 1st Medical Clinic, the pageant featured fifty-three contestants.
Winners in the Baby Master Division were: Overall Winner, Tristen Hedrick, son of Ashley and Jonathan Hedrick of Horn Lake; 1st Alternate Anthony Hope, Jr., son of Stephanie and Anthony Hope, Sr. of Byhalia; and 2nd Alternate Charles Clendenen, son of Lee Clendenen and Amber Woods of Byhalia. Allan Gene Herring, son of Philip and Emily Herring of Southaven, was the overall winner in the Little Master Division and was also named Best Dressed. Marcus Norris, son of Ashanti and Natia Habersham of Olive Branch was named Master White Oak and Best Dressed.
Winners in the Baby Miss category were: Overall Winner Kyleigh Veazey, daughter of Shea and Dina Veazey of Olive Branch; 1st Alternate Candace Haley, daughter of Scott and Danielle Haley of Byhalia; and 2nd alternate Sydney Hughes, daughter of Jason and Reanon Hughes of Byhalia. Taking Best Dressed honors was Alaina Habersham, daughter of Ashanti and Natia Habersham of Olive Branch. Tiny Miss honors for Overall Winner went to Carly Haley, daughter of Scott and Danielle Haley of Byhalia; 1st Alternate Grace Schafer, daughter of Kurt and Barbara Schafer of Olive Branch; 2nd Alternate was Tamara Bearden, daughter of Samantha Waller of Byhalia. Best Dressed honors went to Adrianna Habersham, daughter of Ashanti and Natia Habersham of Olive Branch. Little Miss Overall winner went to Blake Martin, daughter of Steve and Ginny Martin of Red Banks; 1st Alternate went to Alyssa Grant, daughter of Doug and Leah Grant of Byhalia; and 2nd Alternate went to Morgan Waller, daughter of Samantha Waller of Byhalia. Kailey Nixon, daughter of Davelle and Keith Nixon of Byhalia was named Best Dressed.
Overall Winner in the Preteen Division was Kasey Feathers, daughter of Bubba and Mitzi Feathers of Potts Camp; Anna Summerlin, daughter of Jim and Tish Summerlin of Holly Springs was selected as 1st Alternate; and Hallie Kazemba, daughter of Mike and Jacque Kazemba of Holly Springs was selected as 2nd Alternate. Best Dressed honors went to Hallie Kazemba. Hannah Hamblin, daughter of Mike and Debra Hamblin of Byhalia was named Junior Miss for 2006 with 1st alternate honors going to McKenze Samples, daughter of Darrell and Rachel Brock of Byhalia and 2nd alternate going to Ashley Powell, daughter of Kenny and Angie Powell of Byhalia. Carlie Brandom, daughter of Loretta Brandom, was named Best Dressed. 2006 White Oak Miss is Ellen Gresham, daughter of Steve and Mindy Gresham of Holly Springs. First alternate is Jenna Haven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Haven of Byhalia, and second alternate is Ashley Forester, daughter of John and Judy Forester of Holly Springs. Ashley Forester was also named Best Dressed.
The optional talent divisions were divided in two age groups. Taking 1st place in the 8 and under division was four-year-old Allan Gene Herring reciting "Cowboy Dan.&rdquo Second place went to eight-year-old Allysa Grant with her rendition of "God Bless America,&rdquo and 3rd place was awarded to 20-month-old Tristen Hedrick with his Taekwondo Demonstration. First place in the 9 and over division went to Ashley Forester with her version of the hit Broadway song "Popular.&rdquo Second place went to Carlie Brandom who sang "Jesus Take the Wheel&rdquo and third place went to Cassidy Nixon who sang "Mississippi Girl."
Photogenic was also divided into two age groups. Winner in the 8 and Under Photogenic Division was Sydney Hughes. Winner in the 9 and over Division was Ashley Forester.
All 1st place winners who attended the White Oak Festival were presented on stage to the attendees of the festival.
The host of the pageant, Byhalia Sports Association, would like to thank all the contestants, parents, family and supporters who attended the pageant. Special appreciation also goes to Byhalia Flowers Gifts-n-More for providing the stage decorations, Byhalia School&rsquos Drama Troupe for the use of their stage props, Byhalia High School and the Marshall County Board of Education for the use of the building, Principal Jackson for his professional support and assistance and a very special thank you goes to Mr. Polk for his patience and help throughout the day and evening.
We hope next year&rsquos pageant will be even better and we hope to see you there.
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