Regan Cottrill and Deeanna Sayre will now both be preparing for Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant that will take place during July 5-8 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs.
“I am so shocked,” Sayre said. “It hasn’t even began to sink in yet that I really won.”
She is the 15 year old daughter of Kurt and Donita Sayre of Mason.
Sayre, who played “Hallelujah” on her flute, also spoke about her platform Anti-Abortion and how she now plans on educating teens in Mason County about other options, such as adoption.
“I am looking forward to a great year,” Sayre said. “And I wish to thank the sponsors, the judges, and the director for a great pageant to represent.”
The Miss Point Pleasant’s Outstanding Teen also said it was an especially good night for her entire family, as her sister, Destiny, also won Miss Pre-Teen Point Pleasant Princess, and her youngest sister, Adriana, got first runner-up in the Young Miss division.
“We are all very excited,” she added. “I also thank my family for all their continued support.”
The top title of the night went to Regan Cottrill, the 17 year old daughter of Michael and Heather Cottrill.
Last year, Cottrill was crowned the very first Miss Point Pleasant’s Outstanding Teen, making her eligible for only this title.
“I can’t wait to go back to states,” Cottrill said. “It was so much fun and I hope to do even better this year.”
In June, Cottrill received third runner-up to Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen.
“We both have a lot of work to do before states, but I know we both will have a great reign together,” she added.
Cottrill sang “Sky Full of Angels” for her talent presentation. Her platform is Teens Against Violence and she is currently working on creating a community club for those who are bullied during and after school.
Coming in as first runner-up was Shelby Rodgers, the 14 year old daughter of Angela Rodgers and Doug Rodgers of Point Pleasant.
Destiney Jordan, 16, was named second runner-up and Miss Photogenic. She is the daughter of Sheila Jordan of Point Pleasant.
And Meghan Bowles, 16, of Leon was voted as Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Jim Bowles, and Jeannie and Philip Keefer.
Other contestants were Michaela Drummond and Peyton Lovell.
The two queens each received a $250 scholarship, sponsored by the pageant committee; a $100 savings bond from Farmers Bank; an official crown, sponsored by the Deal Funeral Home; an official sash, sponsored by City National Bank; an official crown pin, sponsored by Mason County Commissioner Rick Handley, an appearance sash, sponsored by the pageant committee; a crown pin, sponsored by Victoria’s Prom & Bridal; and a trophy, sponsored by the pageant committee. Runners-up received a sash and trophy, and Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality also received a trophy, all sponsored by the pageant committee.
Other sponsors of the pageant included Bob Evans Restaurant of Mason who provided lunch for the judges; Wahama Jr/Sr High School - Denver Gibbs and Missy VanMeter; Jeff Wamsley and the Graphic Design Class at the Mason County Career Center for providing the pageant banner; and Stephen Sanders, sound technician.
Judges for the pageant were Head Judge - Rick Simpkins, Jessica Donahue, Traci Livingston, Danielle Dowler and Jan Safford.
This pageant is under the direction of Delyssa Huffman.
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