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Pageant winners crowned in Harbour Grace


It is possible to tell the character of a person by the way in which they accept victory or defeat.  

With that in mind, it is possible to surmise South Dildo’s Kyle Jackson has it in spades.

Moments after being named the 10th Miss Teen Trinit-Conception at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace on Sept. 21, Kylie embraced first runner-up Rebecca Bishop of Bay Roberts and offered words of solace.

“I thought Rebecca was going to win,” she said. “(Rebecca) is such an amazing girl.”

Kylie, 17, was visibly shaking as she was congratulated by Bishop and later swarmed by the 12 other contestants.

Victoria’s Jenna Parsons (second runner-up), Blaketown’s Sarah Knight (third runner-up) and Cavendish’s Sarah Legge (fourth runner-up) rounded out the top-5. Bishop was also named Miss Fitness.

As sobs of joy threatened to smudge her makeup, Kylie knelt as Heather Higdon, her predecessor, placed the crown on her head.

Rising to her feet Kylie, clad in a flowing light blue evening gown, gracefully took her first official walk as the latest to wear the crown.

“I was shocked,” she said moments after her victory.

This year’s competition was not Kylie’s first.

It was in her third attempt when she achieved the milestone of being named Miss Teen Trinity Conception on the show’s 10th anniversary.

“It hasn’t hit me yet,” said Kylie.

She was also named most photogenic.

Each of the five finalists was required to give a speech. Kylie chose the importance of donating blood as her topic.

Her delivery was articulate and her speech informative, as she passionately encouraged people to give blood.

The topic was one close to Kylie’s heart. A couple of years earlier, her brother Taylor was involved in an accident that required him to need blood.

 “It was very important to me,” said Kylie.

 

Junior miss

Kylie was not the only champion crowned during the event.

Moments before Kylie won her title, Emily Butt of Harbour Grace won a title of her own.

The pint-sized beauty was named Trinity-Conception Junior Miss, beating out a whopping 26 other contestants.

Holding a crown a couple of sizes too big and an armful of awards, Butt completed her first march as titleholder. She succeeds Harbour Grace’s Aileen Pike, who was crowned the inaugural Junior Miss at last year’s pageant.

Victoria’s Erica Evely (first runner-up), Georgetown’s Keira Sparkes (second runner-up), Carbonear’s Rebecca Sellars (third runner-up) and Conception Harbour's Amber Costello (fourth runner-up) comprised the top-5. Costello was also captured the agriculture award.

Carbonear’s Haley Antle  was named Junior Miss Fitness.

It should be noted Carbonear’s Hannah Parsons captured a pair of awards, including Miss Friendship and People’s Choice.

Looking ahead, Kylie could not help but smile.

“I can’t wait to spend the year with Emily at my side,” said Kylie.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca

With that in mind, it is possible to surmise South Dildo’s Kyle Jackson has it in spades.

Moments after being named the 10th Miss Teen Trinit-Conception at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace on Sept. 21, Kylie embraced first runner-up Rebecca Bishop of Bay Roberts and offered words of solace.

“I thought Rebecca was going to win,” she said. “(Rebecca) is such an amazing girl.”

Kylie, 17, was visibly shaking as she was congratulated by Bishop and later swarmed by the 12 other contestants.

Victoria’s Jenna Parsons (second runner-up), Blaketown’s Sarah Knight (third runner-up) and Cavendish’s Sarah Legge (fourth runner-up) rounded out the top-5. Bishop was also named Miss Fitness.

As sobs of joy threatened to smudge her makeup, Kylie knelt as Heather Higdon, her predecessor, placed the crown on her head.

Rising to her feet Kylie, clad in a flowing light blue evening gown, gracefully took her first official walk as the latest to wear the crown.

“I was shocked,” she said moments after her victory.

This year’s competition was not Kylie’s first.

It was in her third attempt when she achieved the milestone of being named Miss Teen Trinity Conception on the show’s 10th anniversary.

“It hasn’t hit me yet,” said Kylie.

She was also named most photogenic.

Each of the five finalists was required to give a speech. Kylie chose the importance of donating blood as her topic.

Her delivery was articulate and her speech informative, as she passionately encouraged people to give blood.

The topic was one close to Kylie’s heart. A couple of years earlier, her brother Taylor was involved in an accident that required him to need blood.

 “It was very important to me,” said Kylie.

 

Junior miss

Kylie was not the only champion crowned during the event.

Moments before Kylie won her title, Emily Butt of Harbour Grace won a title of her own.

The pint-sized beauty was named Trinity-Conception Junior Miss, beating out a whopping 26 other contestants.

Holding a crown a couple of sizes too big and an armful of awards, Butt completed her first march as titleholder. She succeeds Harbour Grace’s Aileen Pike, who was crowned the inaugural Junior Miss at last year’s pageant.

Victoria’s Erica Evely (first runner-up), Georgetown’s Keira Sparkes (second runner-up), Carbonear’s Rebecca Sellars (third runner-up) and Conception Harbour's Amber Costello (fourth runner-up) comprised the top-5. Costello was also captured the agriculture award.

Carbonear’s Haley Antle  was named Junior Miss Fitness.

It should be noted Carbonear’s Hannah Parsons captured a pair of awards, including Miss Friendship and People’s Choice.

Looking ahead, Kylie could not help but smile.

“I can’t wait to spend the year with Emily at my side,” said Kylie.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca

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