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15 Young Women Hoping To Become 2013 Persimmon Festival Queen
Updated September 20, 2013 6:34 AM
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Brittany Lynn Bell
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Alexis Nichole Jeffries
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Abbie Nicola White
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Mia Brooke Burton
Irish Nicole King.jpg
Irish Nicole King
Chelsey Renee Terrell.jpg
Chelsey Renee Terrell
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Holly Zena Wood
Burgandy Kay Eagans.jpg
Burgandy Kay Eagans
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Mattie Jean England
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Hannah Lynn Irwin
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Meghan Jade Emberton
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Angela N. Moody

(MITCHELL) - Fifteen young women are hoping to be crowned the 2013 Persimmon Festival queen.

Brittany Blanton the 2012 Queen will crown the new queen Monday at 8 p.m. on the downtown stage.

The Times Mail provided the following information and photos:

Angela N. Moody
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Gary Moody and Sheila Taylor
Grade: Senior at Mitchell High School
Activities: Key Club, National Honor Society, SADD, Spanish club and Student Council.
Sports: Girls track and manage boys basketball
Affiliations: Tulip Street Christian Church
Employment: Millstone Dining Room at Spring Mill Inn
Higher education: Plans to attend Indiana University or Ball State
Aspirations: Athletic training or PTSD therapy
Hobbies or fun activities: Reading, traveling and meeting new people
Sponsor: Price Farms

Victoria Scarlett Kathleen Autrey
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Bonnie Williams
Grade: Sophomore at MHS
Activities: Do charity work with my mother and sister, spending time with family and friends.
Likes: I adore animals, even insects. I enjoy tattoos and piercings. I see them as art, a lifestyle and also as beauty.
Personality: Extroverted and a good listener.
Hobbies or fun activities: Drawing, sketching, writing poetry and playing video games.
Sponsor: Big Daddy's Tattoo & Body Piercing
Note: No photograph was available.

Meghan Jade Emberton
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Shane Emberton, Micke and Jenny Hopper
Grade: Sophomore at MHS
Aspirations: Degree in personal and public communications
Personality: Outgoing, love meeting new people and talking with old friends.
Hobbies or fun activities: Enjoys music, dancing, singing, riding horses and camping with friends and family.
Sponsor: Maple Street Restaurant

Hannah Lynn Irwin
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Eddie Clark and Venessa Irwin
Activities: Pep Club, Tri-Hi-Y, SADD, FACS, choir
Affiliations: AMP'D Students in Bedford
Hobbies or fun activities: Love to sing, go to the gym and hang with friends. I rescue stray cats and take care of them.
Sponsor: Thelma's Beauty Shop

Mattie Jean England
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Matt and Robyn England
Grade: Sophomore at MHS
Activities: SADD and Student Council
Sports: Varsity golf team and varsity cheerleader
Affiliations: Tabernacle of Praise and youth group
Hobbies or fun activities: Listening to music, reading and hanging out with my friends.
Sponsor: Flippin' Out Gymnastics

Burgandy Kay Eagans
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Jamie and Robert Floyd
Affiliations: Army, Indiana National Guard
Higher education: AIT job training, ROTC training and college
Aspirations: Military career, possibly a private detective.
Hobbies or fun activities: Taking care of animals
Sponsor: Employees of Loogootee Health Care and Rehabilitation

Holly Zena Wood
Residence: Huron
Parents: Robert and Laura Hoffman
Grade: Senior at MHS
Personality: A natural blond who loves putting different colors in her hair, I wear bright colors, great with people.
Hobbies or fun activities: Music and drawing
Sponsor: Randall Wood

Chelsey Renee Terrell
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Jason and Kim Terrell
Grade: Senior
Activities: Taking vocational training
Sports: Played basketball for six years
Aspirations: Become a nurse
Personality: Dedicated, loyal and responsible
Hobbies or fun activities: Horseback riding
Sponsor: Hughes Auto Repair

Irish Nicole King
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Troy and Tamara King Richason
Grade: Senior at MHS
Activities: Play the flute in band
Affiliations: Girl Scouts
Aspirations: Music teacher for elementary children
Personality: Favorite colors are Laguna blue and purple
Hobbies or fun activities: Band, reading, singing and listening to music
Sponsor: James Insurance Agency

Mia Brooke Burton
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Steve Burton and Linda Burton
Grade: Senior at MHS
Activities: Varsity basketball and varsity softball
Higher education: Indiana University in Bloomington
Aspirations: Political science; becoming a lawyer
Hobbies or fun activities: Giving back to the community, participated in the United Way Day of Caring
Sponsor: Mitchell-Orleans Exchange Club

Abbie Nicola White
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: Katonya White
Grade: Senior at MHS
Activities: Art Club, FACS Club and SADD
Personality: Enjoy the festival because it's the week of her birthday, and the festival food
Hobbies or fun activities: Spend time with friends and family
Sponsor: Jim Orr Auto Sales

Alexis Nichole Jeffries
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: David Garrison and Jennifer Taflinger
Activities: Basketball and football manager at MHS
Affiliations: Tulip Street Christian Church
Fun activities: Hang out with friends, writing music, singing and painting.
Sponsor: Knowles Trucking Service

Jayda Marie Eubanks
Residence: Mitchell
Parents: JJ and Jamie Eubanks
Grade: Sophomore at MHS
Activities: Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y, Spanish Club, Pep club
Sports: MHS basketball team
Fun activities: Spending time with friends, fishing with her dad and watching Dance Moves with her mom
Sponsor: Magical Vacation Planner

Brittany Lynn Bell
Residence: Orleans
Parents: Bobbie Livingston and Troy Bell
Grade: Senior at MHS
Aspirations: Attend college to
become a language arts teacher
Fun activities: Reading books and spending time with family.
Sponsor: Golden Comb Beauty Salon

Kylsey Leeann Tillette
Residence: Mitchell, originally from Scottsville, Ky.
Parents: Anthony and Stacy Tillette
Future plans: Dentistry at USI
Personality: Favorite color is purple or anything bright
Sponsor: Carl Goller



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