RALEIGH, NC – June 20, 2015 — On Saturday, the Miss Clayton and Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant titleholders posted an impressive showing at the Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen pageants at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. As a committee, we could not be more proud of the accomplishments of all four of our titleholders. All four of our young women placed as finalists in their divisions, which allowed them to advance to the finals and showcase all of the hard work they have put in while preparing for this rigorous week.
MISS CONTESTANTS — The first ever Miss Clayton Kensley Leonard, promoting her platform “Behind the Screen: Cyberbullying in America Today,” had an amazing week of competition and placed as the 3rd Runner-Up to Miss North Carolina. Kensley also received the Gold Award from the Duke of Edinburgh Program, recognizing her extra efforts in this important partner program. Kacy Kay Lee, Miss Capital City – honoring “The Foundation for a Better Life” – earned the placement as 4th Runner-Up to Miss North Carolina. Kacy also earned Top 5 honors for the Dana Reason Quality of Life Award, as well as a Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.
TEEN CONTESTANTS — Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen, Kenzie Lyons – who volunteers with “Red Kettle Club benefitting the Salvation Army,” sparkled bright as she tapped her way into the Top 15. Kenzie also earned a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Miss Clayton’s Outstanding Teen 2015 also was selected by the judges as a Top 15 finalist. Lauren Walsh is an advocate for “Spark the Flame, Encouraging Volunteerism.” Lauren was awarded a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for her achievements in the program.
About the Miss Clayton & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant Organization
As an official local double preliminary associated with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization, the Miss Clayton & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant is a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the Miss Clayton & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missclaytonpageant.org or www.misscapitalcitypageant.org. The 2016 Miss Clayton & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant will take place March 5, 2016 in Clayton, NC.