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Twenty-three to compete for title of Taylor County Junior Miss

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By The Staff

The Taylor County Junior Miss Scholarship Program is set for Saturday, Aug. 23.

Once again, Campbellsville Independent Schools will be hosting the program at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

Twenty-three young ladies will be competing in the 2009 "Celebrate Your True Colors"-themed program. They are Kensey Baker, Alyssa Bottoms, Kristen Burton, Cyndi Carter, Maci Christie, Samantha Clark, Chelsey Doss, Katie Doss, Hannah Ellis, Shelby Ewing, Meredith Haley, Rachel Hart, Allie Hash, Haley Kirtley, Farrin Marlow, Ariel Milby, Hannah Mooseman, Rachel Moran, Megan Peake, Megan Perkins, Ashley Phillips, Morgan Rose and Auburn Wigginton.

"We are excited to have all of these wonderful young ladies participating in this year's program," said Junior Miss program chair Susan Dabney.

Dabney and the Junior Miss committee are preparing for the largest group of candidates to compete in the last 10 years. Candidates will be competing for both cash and tuition scholarships.

According to finance chair Shelly Miller, the local committee was able to award $11,000 in local cash scholarships last year.

"We are grateful for the continued support of local businesses and individuals," Miller said. "With almost double the participants this year, we hope to increase our cash scholarships to meet this increased awards need."

Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact Miller at 465-6111 or Dabney at 465-4637.

The high school senior chosen to serve as Taylor County's Junior Miss will represent Taylor County in the Kentucky Junior Miss program in Lexington in January 2009.

2008 Taylor County Junior Miss Megan Romines was named a Top 15 finalist at the state program.

Lindsey Brinton of Utah was named America's Junior Miss 2008 and awarded $54,000 in cash scholarships at the 51st Annual America's Junior Miss National Finals in Mobile, Ala. last week. The Class of 2008 competed for a share of more than $150,000 in cash scholarships. Major sponsors for 2008 were the City of Mobile and Mobile County. Category sponsors were Alabama Power, Encore Rehabilitation, Mobile Gas, Regions Bank and Wintzell's Oyster House.

For more information on America's Junior Miss, visit www.ajm.org.