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FPCA crowns queens at Winterfest
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McKenzie Seale was named Junior Miss FPCA second runner-up at the FPCA Winterfest. - photo by Photo provided.

First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s yearbook staff and student council hosted Winterfest on Dec. 11 to raise money for the school and student organizations. The event, which drew a large crowd, included concerts, festival games, crafts and vendors who traveled from as far as Albany and Atlanta to set up shop.
The day began with a 5K reindeer run and despite the inclement weather, many participants completed the 3.1 miles with smiles on their faces. Rusty Higgason won first place; Andrew Hamilton, an eighth-grader at FPCA, won second place; and Kame Varnedoe came in third.
The Miss FPCA pageant, which was arranged by the student council, was Winterfest’s second event. The pageant was divided into three age groups, Little Miss FPCA, Junior Miss FPCA and Miss FPCA. Contestants showed off their styles and personality during the casual wear portion, sported elegant gowns and wowed the crowd during the contest’s formal portion. The judges narrowed the field down to five and then posed questions to the remaining candidates.
The winners of the pageant are as follows:
• People’s choice: Alexandria Moses
• Little Miss FPCA: Daijah Standifer
• Junior Miss FPCA second runner-up: McKenzie Seale
• First runner-up: Emma Davis
• First place: Alexandria Haferkamp
• Miss FPCA second runner-up: Brittany Rozier
• First runner-up: Cherish Fields
• Miss FPCA: Maggie Dickens
“It is truly an honor and I am very excited as well as appreciative to have won the crown,” Dickens said. “This is something that I have been looking forward to participating in and worked hard to try and win.”
Performances by Dancing Unlimited followed the pageant.
Winterfest coordinator Brandon Standard said, “I am truly grateful for everyone who came out to show support for our school despite the poor weather. We have worked hard to make this an event for all to enjoy and we hope that it will continue to grow bigger each year.”

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