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Meadowview student takes Central Alabama fair crown

Kamryn Burton was named the 2014 Miss Central Alabama Fair queen Monday night.--Alaina Denean

Kamryn Burton was named the 2014 Miss Central Alabama Fair queen Monday night.–Alaina Denean

By Alaina Denean

The Selma Times-Journal 

Kameren Burton was surprised to hear her name called Monday night at the Miss Central Alabama Fair Beauty Pageant.

Burton is the daughter of Jodie and Terry Burton and a student at Meadowview Christian School.

Burton said she had fun competing for the title and upon hearing her name called she was very excited.

“I did not expect this at all,” Burton said. “It was very fun, I liked all the girls back stage, they were very supportive and we all told each other good luck.”

She said the pageant took “a lot of time and effort,” but was definitely worth it.

Although Burton has competed in the pageant before, this was her first time placing.

Also taking home a crown was Emily Boswell, the new Petite Miss Central Alabama Fair.

This was the first ever petite miss pageant, and Boswell was thrilled to wear the crown.

“I’m really excited,” Boswell said. “It was a lot of fun.”

Emily Boswell was named the 2014 Petite Miss Central Alabama Fair queen Monday night.--Alaina Denean

Emily Boswell was named the 2014 Petite Miss Central Alabama Fair queen Monday night.–Alaina Denean

Boswell is seven years old, and a student at Valley Grande Elementary.

Melissa Vardaman, a co-director of the Central Alabama Fair Beauty Pageants, said the pageants are a wonderful way for the contestants to meet new people and build their confidence.

“It is a lot of fun, the girls get together — this gives them an opportunity to meet different girls from different schools and to meet different people,” Vardaman said. “It does a lot for [the girls] as far as their self esteem and getting on stage in front of people, and they just all have a good time.”

The pageants continue Tuesday with Young and Junior Miss Central Alabama Fair and Saturday with Tiny and Little Miss Central Alabama Fair.

The fairgrounds open each night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Saturday.