By Andrea Hofer
Carbon County girls took to the Mont Harmon Middle School stage Saturday evening to compete for the titles of Mini, Little and Junior Miss Carbon County. This year’s theme was “Believe in the Magic.”
Contestants participated in various categories, including interview, photogenic, outfit of choice/athletic wear, talent, on-stage question and formal wear. In addition, there was also a Glass Slipper Award for each category. The Glass Slipper award was presented to the girls who collected the most shoes to donate to citizens in need in Africa.
In the mini division, the Most Photogenic award went to Darbee Montgomery. Sadie Fe Oveson won the Glass Slipper Award, having collected a total of 225 pairs of shoes. Evey Leonard walked away as first attendant while Sadie Fe Oveson was crowned as the Mini Miss Carbon County of 2018.
In the little category, Burcklee Brady won the Most Photogenic award. Megan Roberts won the Glass Slipper Award for her category, collecting 182 pairs of shoes. Megan Roberts was crowned as 2018 Little Miss Carbon County.
The junior category took home many awards throughout the evening. Annika Monson was awarded the Most Photogenic award while Marisa Oveson won the Glass Slipper Award. Oveson collected a total of 142 pairs of shoes. Second attendant in the junior category was Ivy Beecher while Marisa Oveson was named first attendant. Camryn Frandsen was crowned the 2018 Junior Miss Carbon County.
“The Mini, Little & Junior Miss Pageant went so well this year,” said pageant director Kylie Howes. “All of the girls were so sweet and kind, each of them are a queen in my eyes. It takes a lot of courage to get on that stage and perform in front of an audience and each one of them did so with grace and poise, I’m so proud of them. Thank you to everyone who made this pageant amazing. I am so excited for the newly crowned 2018 royalty, and I can’t wait to see what they do with their year of service.”