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Junior Miss Contestants revealed

Here are the young ladies who will compete for the title of  Dallas County Junior Miss on Aug. 28:

  • T’keyah Anderson

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma High School

T'Keyah Anderson

CAREER GOALS: Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine

COLLEGE CHOICES: University of Alabama

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Dance at The Dance Studio • Delta GEMS Vice President • Member of Delta GEMS Stepteam • Selma High School Varsity Cheer Squad • Selma High School Varsity Track Team • Selma High School Varsity Volleyball Team- Captain

• Selma High School Varsity Softball Team • FBLA Parliamentarian • FCCLA • Science Club

PARENTS: Daniel and Turkessa Anderson Garner

  • Samantha Morgan Speed

HIGH SCHOOL: John T. Morgan Academy

Samantha Speed

CAREER GOALS: Architecture

COLLEGE CHOICES: University of Mobile or Auburn

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Church Bands: Youth, Adult, and RockSolid • Mission Trips: New Orleans, Trinidad, Maine, MN • Shocco Springs Camp Counselor • Choir: School, Church, AL Baptist State • Elkdale Baptist Youth Group • Photography • Announcer at AISA Track Meets • Drama Club • School Band • Spanish Club

PARENTS: Donald and Wendy Speed

  • Melanie La’Cinia Gray

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma High School

Melanie Gray

CAREER GOALS: Computer Engineering


ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Attended FBLA • Attended FCCLA • High School Cheerleader • High School Softball Team

PARENTS: Bobby and Jacqueline Hurt

  • Ashton Monic Small

HIGH SCHOOL: Keith High School

Ashton Small

CAREER GOALS: Psychology, Child Education

COLLEGE CHOICES: University of Alabama, UAH

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: FBLA • FCCLA • JAG • Honor Choir • Marching Band • National Honor Society

PARENTS: James and Laura Moorer

  • Rachael Leigh Sherrer

HIGH SCHOOL: John T Morgan Academy

Rachael SherrerCAREER GOALS: ophthalmologist, architectCOLLEGE CHOICES: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Duke, Rice

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: CSUMC and FPC youth groups and acolyte • Tennis team (#1,2,3 Singles #1,2 Doubles) • Watergirl (Head) • National Honor Society, Jr/Sr High Beta Club(Sec.) • Selma-Dallas County Youth Leadership  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Speaker) • Math team • Scholar’s bowl (9th-11th) • Cheerleading (Head) (9th-10th) • HOBY Representative

PARENTS: William and McNeill Sherrer

Whitney Simone Stanley

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma High School

Whitney Stanley

CAREER GOALS: pharmacist or dental hygienist.

COLLEGE CHOICES: Auburn University or UAB

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Church Youth Choir Member • Youth Choir Treasurer • Senior Culturama • Boy Scouts of America • Student Government Association • National Honor Society • Future Leaders of Tomorrow • Selma High School Band • Senior Culturama Corresponding Secretary(10th Grd) • Church Praise Dance Team

PARENTS: Ronnie and Janice Stanley

Amber Yasmeen Reed

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma Early College School

Amber Reed

CAREER GOALS: Animal Science

COLLEGE CHOICES: Tuskegee University

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Boy Scouts of America- Troop #2270 • Selma High Marching Band • Selma High Jr. Varsity Softball Team • ECHO Club • MANRRS

• Selma High Concert Band

PARENTS: Uless Reed, Jr. and Charimon McGahee

Alycia Genea Childress

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma Early College High School

Alycia Childress


COLLEGE CHOICES: Auburn University

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Selma High School Choir • Boys Scouts Of America, Vice-President • MANRRS • Youth Ambassadors Of Dallas County • FBLA • Senior Culturama • YMCA Leaders Club • Echo Memory Club

PARENTS: James and Genice Childress

Brandi Lee Sharpe

HIGH SCHOOL: John T. Morgan Academy

Brandi Sharpe

CAREER GOALS: Physical Therapy

COLLEGE CHOICES: Troy University

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Jr. Beta Club • Sr. Beta Club

• Spanish Club • ACE Competition • MACO • FCA

• Shiloh Youth Group • Volleyball • Softball – Captain

• Dance

PARENTS: Brian and Pamela Sharpe

Samantha Shena Ramsey

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma Early College High School

Samantha Ramsey

CAREER GOALS: Pediatrician or Physical Therapist

COLLEGE CHOICES: North Carolina A&T State

University, UA, UAB, or FAMU

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Member of FBLA • Member of Senior Culturama • Senior Culturama Step Team • Selma High School Cheersquad (10-12) • Active Member of the Morning Star Baptist Church

PARENTS: Demetric Powell and Stephaine Ramsey

Mary Owen Hartzog

HIGH SCHOOL: John T. Morgan Academy

Mary Owen Hartzog

CAREER GOALS: Psychology

COLLEGE CHOICES: Auburn University or Samford University

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: First Baptist Church Youth, Choir, Drama, VBS • Cheerleader – 9th (Co-Head) through 12th (Head) • McConnell Twins Dancer-15 yrs.; Instructor- 3 yrs. • Selma-Dallas County Youth

Leadership Class XIII • Computer Team • French Club • Tennis Team • Drama Club • Diamond Dolls • Track Helper

PARENTS: Owen Hartzog  and Susanna Speed

Nova Rae Moss

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma Early College High School

Nova Moss

CAREER GOALS: Professor or Psychologist

COLLEGE CHOICES: University of Alabama or Xavier University

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Selma High School Marching Band Drum major • Selma High School Track and Field • Selma High School Yearbook Staff • Studio 4/Margie’s Dance Center • WTBC Sunday School Asst. Secretary • SuperScholar/EXCEL Program, Xavier University • Selma High School Choir • YMCA Leaders Club • Boy Scouts Of America (venturing crew) – Treasurer • FBLA

PARENTS: Rayford and Melvina Moss

Shirlencia JoAnna Gholston

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma College High School

Shirlencia Gholston


COLLEGE CHOICES: University of Alabama Birmingham

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Selma High Band • Selma High Track/Field Team • Senior Culturama • Boy Scouts of America • Church Usher • Church Choir • MANRRS Club • FBLA • Junior Beta • Concert band

PARENTS: Willie and Shirley Gholston

Lindsey Sarah Kelley

HIGH SCHOOL: John T. Morgan Academy

Lindsey Kelley

CAREER GOALS: Nursing or Early Childhood Education

COLLEGE CHOICES: Samford University or University of Alabama

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Dallas County Youth Leadership- Class XIII • First Baptist Church Youth Group/ Leadership Team • Journalism Editor and Photographer • McConnell Twins Dancer and Teacher’s Assistant • Morgan Academy Tennis Team • Water Girl • Super Summer Alabama Baptist Leadership Camp • MACO-Morgan Academy Christian Organization • Computer Team • Spanish Team

PARENTS: Mark and Allison Kelley

Kelsi ShyAnn Smith

HIGH SCHOOL: Selma High School

Kelsi Smith

CAREER GOALS: Optometrist.

COLLEGE CHOICES: University of Alabama

ACTIVITIES/HONORS: Selma High School Majorette • Branches of Christ Vocal Group • Black Belt 100 Lenses Student Alumnus

PARENTS: Erick Smith and Patricia Hatcher