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GALLIPOLIS — Eleven young women are waiting to find out which one of them will be crowned 2013 Miss Gallia County. The annual pageant is the crowning moment (pun intended) of Day 1 of the Gallia County Junior Fair, which starts Monday, July 29. The pageant is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.


This year’s list of contenders for Miss Gallia County includes Ellie Bostic, Maggie Bostic, Kaci Bryant, Haleigh Caldwell, Marinda Cook, Alicia Ferrell, Bryanne Hamilton, Hannah Roach, Jessica Sanders, Paige Sanders and Brea Stout.


Ellie Bostic is the daughter of Mike and Edie Bostic of Patriot and is a graduate of South Gallia High School. She plans to attend Morehead State University to study middle grade education.


Maggie Bostic is the daughter of Brett and Tiffini Bostic of Gallipolis and is a graduate of Gallia Academy High School. She plans to attend Tiffin University to study forensic science.


Kaci Bryant is the daughter of Joe and Vicky Bryant of Rio Grande and is a senior at River Valley High School. She plans to attend Ohio State University to study large and small animal veterinary medicine.


Haleigh Ashton Caldwell is the daughter of Jamie and Amanda Caldwell of Gallipolis and is a senior at Gallia Academy High School. She plans to spend her senior year choosing the college where she will study early childhood education.


Marinda Cook is the daughter of Jeff and Christina Cook of Gallipolis and is a senior at Gallia Academy High School. She plans to attend Rio Grande University to study for a career as an Intervention Specialist.


Alicia Ferrell resides in Bidwell and is the daughter of Missy White and Greg Ferrell. She is a graduate of River Valley High School. She plans to attend Marshall University to study fire safety.


Lena Bryanne Hamilton is the daughter of Bryan and Cindy Hamilton of Vinton and is a senior at Ohio Valley Christian School. She plans to attend the University of Rio Grande to study early childhood education.


Hannah Roach is the daughter of Jeff and Pam Roach of Bidwell and is a senior at Gallia Academy High School. She plans to attend Kent State University to study pre-occupational therapy.


Jessica Sanders is the daughter of Donovan and Deborah Sanders of Cheshire and is a senior at River Valley High School. She plans to attend Hocking College to study nursing.


Paige Sanders is the daughter of Nathan and April Saunders of Crown City and is a graduate of South Gallia High School. She plans to attend the University of Rio Grande to study business management.


Brianna Stout is the daughter of Brian and Liz Stout of Bidwell and is a senior at River Valley High School. She plans to attend Marshall University to study nursing.


These 11 young ladies are vying to succeed 2012 Miss Gallia County Michaela Hall, from River Valley High School. The rest of the 2012 fair royalty featured Abby Hammond, first runner-up; Paige Sanders, second runner-up; Lauren Saunders, third runner-up; and Jordan Benson, fourth runner-up.


This year’s pageant directors are Rochelle Halley, Bryna Butler and Jessica Mills.


The Miss Gallia County Pageant was founded in 1955. Carolyn Arnold of Gallia Academy High School was crowned queen of the first pageant.


Twenty-five young ladies from Gallia Academy have been crowned Miss Gallia County, the most of any school in the history of the pageant. Kyger Creek High School had seven winners, while River Valley had seven and Southwestern had six ladies to win the title. North Gallia students won the crown on four occasions. Three ladies each from South Gallia and Hannan Trace have won the title. Ohio Valley Christian has had two students to win the crown.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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