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IMAGE SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE a THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, APRIL l Shapes of '75, the theme of the FHA sponsored Miss Flor- ala and Junior Miss Florala Beauty Pageant Saturday night, brought out some real nice fig- ures in the way of contestants competing for the two titles. Seven young ladies entered the competition for Miss Flo- rala with the winner represent- ing Florala in special events, including the National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Alabama. The blonde beauty and talent of Miss Carrie Savage won the judges nod for the honor of Miss Florala. Carrie, a stu- dent of the Dorothy Rainer Sel- tars Studio of Dance, tapped her way into the judges' heart to the tune of "Everybody's Got the Right to be Wrong". She is the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Savage whose hobbies are twirling with the famed Florala Wildcat Mar- ching Band, piano, dancing and swimming. She is active in FHA, Lyre Club, Band, and is Senior Class Treasurer. Among her current honors are 1974 Junior Miss Florala, mem- ber of Flor-Ala Rockettes, 2nd runner-up Miss June 24th, cap- tain of majorettes, cutest so- phomore, friendliest junior and senior. Taking first runner-up hon- ors in the Miss Florala com- petition was Miss Pare Bullard, daughter of Mrs. Bartow Bul- lard, Jr. For her talent pre- sentation, Pam played a beau- ttful arrangement of "Deep Purple", composed by Peter DeRose. Pam enjoys horseback riding, skiing, and volleyball. She is active in Science Club, FHA, Lyre Club, Pep Club, and the Florala Wildcat Band. Her honors include majorette and recipient of the Gitenstein Foundation Scholarship. Miss Lynne Denne, 2nd run- ner-up to Miss Florala, really took the audience back with her talent rendition -- a comedy skit from the Charlie Chaplin silent film era. This was really a change of pace and was much enjoyed by the full house attend- ing. Her stage appearance was very graceful and charming, also. Lynne enjoys cooking, water skiing, piano playing, singing, and riding bikes. She is active in FHA, Annual Staff, Paper Staff, Science Club, and Pep Club. Multiple honors in- clude president of FHA, Editor of Annual, and Secretary of Science Club. Lynneis thedau- ghtee;xff Dr. and Mrs. James Den ,l ,l ,l ,l ,l ,l ,l ,l ,ll, t~., Probably second most coveted title in the Miss Flo- rain beauty pageant is the ti- tle of Miss Congeniality won this year by Miss Kathy Cara- way, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jim Caraway. Otherhon- ors enjoyed by Miss Caraway are Jolliest Junior and FHA secretary - treasurer. She ac- tively supports the FHA, Pep ' Club and Band. Assuming the difficult task of judging the Miss Florala contest were Mr. Jerry Padgett who is currentlyservingas mu- sic instructor at Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College and Dir- ector of Music at the First Uni- ted Church in Andalusia; Mrs. Margaret Berrsford who is a counselor at Pensacola Junior College where she has been employed for the past 22 years, and Mr. Thomas Cason of CreStview, Florida, presently employed by the State of Flo- rida as field supervisor for the Neighborhood Youth Corps pro- gram in Okaloosa County. F rom a field of seventeen ad- orable young ladies, Miss Boni- ta Anne Cook capped the title of Junior Miss Florala. Bonita, the 16-year-old brunettedaugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. CeciICook, enjoys cooking, sewing, read- ing, skating, swimmingandwat- ching TV. She is active in Pep Club, FHA, Colorguard, Band, Student Council and church choir. She is honored with the title of Miss Sophomore ann class secretary. Claiming Ist runner-up inthe Junior Miss competition was Miss Leah Ann Savage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Savage. Leah Ann, age 15, is active in Science Club, Library Staff, F Club, Pep Cluband enjoys read- ing, volleyball and outdoor sports. Miss Deneice Kembro, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Albert Kembro, gained 2rid Place Junior Miss honors. De- neice is 16 years old and is ac- tive in Science Club, FHA, An- nual Staff, Student Council, and Jr. Cheerleader. Her honors include Miss Freshman 1973- '74, vice-president of Public Relations in FHA. The seventeen Junor Miss Contestants chose Miss Wanda Taylor as Miss Congeniality. Wanda is the daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Raymond Taylor. She is involved in the FHA elderly buddy project, Pep Club, member of First As- sembly of God Church, secre- tary and treasurer for Christ Ambassadors and is honord as a member of the Pi Sigma Hon- orary Science Club. Judging the Jr. Mi~s compe- tition were Mr. Joe Rankin, Band Director of Red Level High School, Miss Patti Mitchell who teaches elementary music at Northwood Elementary School in Crestview. and Mr. Bert Berrsford, retired super- MISS FLORALA CONTESTANT WINNERS ARE pictured left to right, 2nd runner-up Lynne Denney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Denney; Miss Florala, Carrie Savage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Savage and Ist runner-up, Pamela Bullard, daughter of Mrs. Bartow Bullard, Jr. JR. MISS BE~,UTY WINNERS pictured left to right, are: 2nd runner-up Deneice Kembro, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Albert Kembro; Junior Miss Bonita Anne Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cook, and 1st runner-up, Leah Ann Savage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Savage. visor from Allied Chemical and Jerome Woodham. Company of Pensacola, Florida. Retiring Miss Florala, Sheila /,-'ff Mrs. Clara Pittman, FHAsu- Henderson, gave the welcome pervisor, always does an ex- address and entertained with a cell~nt job, at directing the Miss medley of songs. Further en- Florala and Junior Miss Pag- tertainment was furnished by cant. Her backstage assistants locally talented musicians, included Mrs. RebaBirge, Mrs. Mrs. Charles Crum, Mr. Gor- Sally Lancaster, Cindy Wood- don Welch, and Mr. Connie Ad- ham, Frank Dawson, HampTew. ares. ~ i :; MISS KATHY CARAWAY car- ried away the coveted Miss Con- trophy in the Miss Florala contest. JUNIOR MISS CONTESTANTS, left to right, Brenda Patter- son, Sissie Savage, Anne Mills, Lisa Mitchell, Jackie Martin, :i! MISS FLORALA CONTESTANTS, left to right are: Carrie Thompson, Kathy Caraway and P~mela Bullard. ~avage, Angela Bradley, Lynne Denney, Belinda Miller, Sharon MISS WANDA TAYLOR was chosen as Miss Congeniality in the Junior Miss contest. CARRIE SAVAGE taps her way into the judges' heart with "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong". SHARON THOMPSON grows from little girl dreams ol sing- ing to present day majoretting. ANGELA "One Tin Soldier" lent in the Miss test. J ef BELINDA quick switch from~ News realizes she ing a secretary. PA~I BULLARD plays "Deep" Purple".by Pete DeRose which helped her capture Ist place honors. 1974 MISS FLORALA enter- tains audience with a medlel( of songs. ii ii.i -LYNNE DENNEY wins second place honor with her Charlie Connie Adar0s and Mrs. Char- Chaplin rendition from the st- les Crum, talented locally mu- lent film era. sicians, provide special enter- tainment at the Saturday night. J Madonna Hutcheson, Denise Dawson, Beverly Caraway, Cindy Ann Savage, Sandra Cook, Wanda Taylor, Reha Surrey, Deneice Kembro, Bonita Cook, Tammy Walker, Leah Katrina Pound~