Local 'Cinderellas' make a splash at state event

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Congratulations to all the young ladies who represented Cochise County at the 2013 Arizona State Cinderella finals, June 9-14.

The program included a charm girl pageant as well as the Arizona State Cinderella competition. Two local delegates won overall winner titles for their age divisions. Kylie Holston was crowned the Arizona overall tot for ages 3-6 years. Her parents are Chris and Kristy Holston of Sierra Vista. Mariah May was crowned the Arizona overall woman for ages 18-26. Mariah’s parents are Carla and Everett Reaves of Sierra Vista.

As the Arizona state winners, the girls win many prizes, including college scholarships, a cruise, tickets to Disneyland and California adventures, luggage, international entry and photogenic fees paid, and a custom embroidered satin banner and jacket.

The rest of the local group also received many awards and recognition. They are listed here in alphabetical order by age division:

Tots (ages 3-6): Amelie Adney placed in the overall top 10 and was awarded first alternate to the Cinderella beauty title. Mariah Brown won first alternate to charm girl, ages 5-6; and placed in the overall top five in Arizona tots, finishing as second alternate overall. Kecia Davies also made overall top 10 and placed second alternate to beauty. As mentioned above, Kylie Holston won the overall Arizona state Cinderella tot title and was first alternate to charm girl, ages 7-8. Kaelyn Stewart was recognized as the most outgoing Cinderella tot.

Miniature Misses (ages 7-9): Kadence Alexander placed as fourth runner-up to the charm girl title, ages 9-10; placed in the overall top 10; and was crowned the Arizona state overall photogenic winner in her age division. Abigail Crawford and Maritza Jimenez both received special beauty awards. Kyleigh McComish placed as second alternate to the Mini Miss Photogenic winner. Cadee Murphy made the overall top 10 and was second alternate to beauty.

Misses (ages 10-12): Kaylei and Serena Clark were both presented special beauty awards. Serena was selected by her peers as the congeniality winner in the Miss division. Stephanie Deleon was recognized as the best instrumentalist. Julia Milligan placed 3d Alt to Charm Girl, ages 11-12, and was crowned the cover girl winner for the Miss division. Renee Romo was 2nd runner-up to the charm girl winner, ages 11-12; made the overall top 10, placing as second alternate to talent. Jamie Schaaf was first alternate to charm title, ages 9-10; placed in the overall top 10 and was first alternate to beauty.

Teen (ages 13-17) & WOMEN (18-26): Andrea Bracamonte was crowned overall charm winner for the 15-16 year-olds and placed in the overall Top five Arizona teen, finishing third runner-up. Charity May and Myranda Zazueta received special beauty awards. Sarah Milligan was chosen to receive the Spirit of Arizona award. Kiara Russell was recognized as being the best 14-year-old. Randi Walston was the Outgoing Arizona state ambassador for 2012-’13. She was chosen fourth alternate to charm girl, ages 15-16, and was crowned cover girl for the teen division. The Cochise County Woman delegate, Mariah May won the overall charm girl title, ages 18 and over; and was crowned the 2013-14 overall Arizona state Cinderella woman.

We are happy to announce that a Cochise County mom was again voted “Most Congenial Mom” — Mrs. Wendy Adney, mother of Amelie Adney, a Cinderella Tot.

The young ladies who won the overall titles, Kylie Holston and Mariah May, will represent Cochise County as part of the Arizona state delegation to the international Cinderella pageant in Las Vegas in July. More families may choose to attend.

We want to thank all the families, friends, and business sponsors who supported these families and helped them to attend the Arizona state finals. We will have a booth on July 3-4 at the Sierra Vista Veterans’ Memorial Park to sell snow cones and nachos to raise funds for the families attending the international competition.

For further information about the Cochise County Cinderella program, you may contact Kathy Tomlin, Registrar, at TurquoiseHorses@cox.net.

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