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New Miss Long County High School crowned
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The Miss Long County High School pageant was held Jan. 26 in Ludowici. Taking home the crown for 2012 was Regina Fields, who is pictured fifth from the left. - photo by Photo provided.

Regina Fields claimed the crown at the 2012 Miss Long County High School pageant Jan. 26 at the LCHS cafeteria.
Sixteen students between the ages of 15-18 vied for the title.
“The scorecards were very tight, and all of the girls did a wonderful job,” said Keith Kelly, who judged the pageant along with Amanda Horne and Deborah Smith.
Haley Riddle was first runner-up for the crown, Karena Espey was second runner-up, Alyssa Butler was third runner-up and Miranda Taylor was fourth runner-up.
Butler also won the best interview award, Espey won the best dress award and Riddle won the best casual wear award.
Mary Moses won the most sponsored award, Kaitlynn Walker claimed the people’s choice award and Xena Lewallen won the most photogenic award.
Other pageant contestants were Shelby Kuzlik, Chelsey Poppell, Taylor McCartney, Charity Miles, Jessica Agbay, Amie Castle, Taylor Steedley and Mary Sweat.
LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway said he was proud of the contestants for participating in the event.
“The proceeds raised from the pageant will help defray some of the cost for this year’s prom, so it really helps out,” he said.
The pageant was organized by the high school’s junior class, whose officers include President Dalton Long, Vice President Kylie Yancey, Secretary Sara Parker, Treasurer Ashley Murphy and Sergeant of Arms Hannah Johnson. Class sponsors include Joseph Austin, Melinda Chancey and Christi Crews. Bobbi Wilson donated the trophies for the event, while Kelli Mock donated the crown.   
This year’s pageant theme was Mystery Masquerade. Sherry Lester was mistress of ceremony. 
For more pictures from the event, go to a gallery on our community site.

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