Forty-six girls showed off their style, talents and personality in the 2012 Miss Frontier Pageant Thursday evening.
Girls competed for titles of Tiny Princess, Mini Princess, Little Princess, Princess, Miss Teen and Miss Frontier.
“It was great,” said Miss Frontier 2011 Kelcey Clites of her reign as Miss Frontier.
She said being in the Miss Kansas Pageant was an incredible experience.
“I learned so much about myself,” she said.
Her favorite memory from the past year was being in the parade in Pratt during Miss Kansas and meeting so many people.
When asked what advice she would give these girls, she said, “Just come out here, be yourself, smile and let your personality shine.”
The Miss Frontier Western Celebration event started with a dance routine performed by all of the contestants, followed by a video of the Princess candidates telling their favorite things.
Next, Ronny Frias, a sophomore at Butler Community College performed a dance routine, then the Western Wear portion of the competition began.
Miss Teen and Miss Frontier contestants each had the opportunity to perform their talents which ranged from singing to dancing and playing musical instruments.
Javonte Randolph also was a special entertainer, singing for the group, while the girls changed into their formal wear.
The Miss Teen and Miss Frontier candidates also had a question to answer during formal wear.
The pageant wrapped up with another performance by Frias, this time on piano and singing, and Clites playing her guitar and singing, while the results were tabulated.
In the online Miss Photogenic contest, the winners were Hannah Gomez in Tiny Pricess, Riley Bump in Mini Princess, Kaydence Voyles in Little Princess, Mary Gomez in Princess, Hannah Albright in Miss Teen and Karissa Ceyner in Miss Frontier.
Titles from the pageant started with Tiny Princess. Runners up were Zola Batson, Paige Nelson and Grayson Woodward, with the title going to Hannah Gomez.
Ten girls were competing for Mini Princess. Second runner up was Baylie Wedel, first runner up was Gracie Beard and the winner was Riley Bump. Other contestants included Kaylee Ratcliff, Payton Burton, Karson Flores, Isabel Roark, Makell Crenshaw, Mariah Schnitker and America Sanchez.
Eleven contestants were vying for the title of Little Princess. Kaydence Voyles was second runner up, Madison Yordy was first runner up and the winner was Gabriela Espinoza. Other contestants were Madison Huggins, Madison Morgan, Macie Briggs, Niomi Ndirangu, Makenzi Schnitker, Maddi Thomas, Jorja Highbarger and Gracie Gomez.
Next was the title of Princess, which included 11 contestants. The second runner up was Cailey Holladay, first runner up was Mary Gomez and the winner was Kenna Meyer. Other contestants included Elissa Bentley, Taylor Downard, Kaylee Yordy, Kenisa Meyer, BreAnna Simmons, Destiny Lawrence, Bailey Smith and Kaitlyn Schulte.
Page 2 of 2 - The Miss Teen winner was announced next out of six contestants. The second runner up was Lexi Robertson, first runner up was Hannah Albright and the winner was Sierra Bonn. Other contestants were Shianne Miller, Cassandra Wood and Katalina Campos.
The final crown presented was that of 2012 Miss Frontier, for which four girls were in the running. The second runner up was Mandy Fowler, Leah Walter was first runner up and the winner was Kheley Givens. The fourth contestant was Karissa Ceyner.
Miss Frontier will have the opportunity to compete in next year’s Miss Kansas Pageant in Pratt.