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From Enterprise Staff

Livingston High School Senior Ashley Moore was crowned 2022 Miss Polk County in the 45th annual pageant held Feb. 26, resumed after a hiatus due to the pandemic. In the history of the pageant there have been three years that the pageant was not held – 2021 due to the pandemic and 2012 and 2013 due to LISD’s remodeling of the Florence Crosby Auditorium.

Twelve juniors and seniors from schools throughout the county vied for the title. The scholarships and awards that may be won through the pageant have increased dramatically since the first pageant in 1975 when the winner received a $250 scholarship.

As 2022 Miss Polk County, Moore will will receive a $2,000 scholarship, along with the satin monogrammed sash, trophy, crown and bouquet of roses. Moore also won the interview portion of the pageant. For that, she will receive a $500 scholarship and a trophy.

Ja’Nayah Pickens, a senior at Livingston High School, was named first runner-up, in addition to winning the talent competition and being named people’s choice. As first runner-up, she will receive a $1,500 scholarship and trophy. As winner of the talent competition, she will receive a $500 scholarship and a trophy. She will also receive a $100 scholarship and a trophy for being named people’s choice.

Addison Hinson, a senior at Leggett High School, was named second runner-up and will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a trophy.

Chloe Cox, a senior at Big Sandy High School, won the evening gown competition and was also named Miss Photogenic. As evening gown winner, she will receive a $500 scholarship and a trophy. For being named Miss Photogenic, she will receive a $400 scholarship and a trophy.

Kaitlyn Livingston, a senior at Livingston High School, was named Miss Congeniality and also the Kenny Holsberry Spirit of Polk County Award. For being named Miss Congeniality she will receive a $500 scholarship and a trophy. For winning the Kenny Holsberry Spirit of Polk County Award she will receive a $250 scholarship and a trophy.

Arabella Letien, a junior at Livingston High School, was the ad sales winner and will receive a scholarship based on a percentage of all ad sales not to exceed $500 and a trophy.

Seven freshmen and sophomores from high schools throughout the county were vying for Junior Miss Polk County which is in its sixth year of existence.

Madalyn Green, a sophomore at Onalaska Junior/Senior High School, was crowned 2022 Junior Miss Polk County. She received a $250 cash award, along with a crown, satin monogrammed sash, trophy and bouquet of roses.

Rylee Taylor, a freshman at Onalaska Junior/Senior High School, was named first runner-up and received a $150 cash award and a trophy.

Kayleigh Wilson, a sophomore at Onalaska Junior/Senior High School, was named second runner-up and received a $100 cash award and a trophy.

Faith Geller, a sophomore at Big Sandy High School, was named Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. She received a trophy and a gift card for each.

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