Elizabeth Miller wins Lincoln County Junior Miss title

September 17, 2003

STANFORD - Elizabeth Miller is Lincoln County's new Junior Miss.

Miller competed with 13 other young women Monday at Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School for more than $13,000 in cash scholarships and more than $1.2 million in college-offered scholarships.

She will represent Lincoln County in January at the state competition.

Miller will receive a $3,600 cash scholarship, $130,000 in college-offered scholarships, a $300 expense allowance for the Kentucky Junior Miss program, bouquet of roses from Gilliland Flower Shop, portrait from Barbara Ann's Photography, a one-year subscription to the Interior Journal, fitness membership to Dyna Body Fitness Center, gift package from Creata-Nail, America's Junior Miss Medallion, Kentucky Junior Miss sweatshirt and T-shirt and a silver tray from the Junior Miss committee.

Miller is the daughter of Jay and Andrea Miller of Stanford. She will use her scholarship money at Southern Adventist University.


She is a cheerleader at LCHS, a big sister in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and has been active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, Champions against Drugs, Who's Who Among American High School Students, and Youth Salute.

She won preliminaries in interview, poise, talent and fitness.

First runner-up was Natasha Camenisch, daughter of J.B. and Jacque Camenisch of Stanford.

Second runner-up was Valerie Spaulding, daughter of Mitch and Kathy Spaulding of Stanford.

Third runner-up was Nikita Bianchi, daughter of Rick and Sabine Bianchi of Stanford.

The winner of "Be Your Best Self, Jennifer Baker Memorial Award" was Gwen Fitzpatrick, daughter of Mark and Gwen Fitzpatrick of Stanford.

Scholastic achievement winner was Erin Kelley, daughter of Steve and Kathy Kelley.

Winner of the Spirit Award voted on by contestants was Ashley Turpin, daughter of Julian Turpin and Sherry Turpin.

Each participant was judged in five categories representing various percentages of their total score. The judge's interview and talent categories each made up 25 percent, scholastic achievement represented 20 percent, and fitness and poise were worth 15 percent each.

Master of ceremonies was Alyssa Cooper of New York, Lincoln County's first Junior Miss and only participant to win the talent competition at state. Chairwoman was Monine Graham.

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