STANFORD - As the 2005 Lincoln County Junior Miss, Joanna Howerton received a $3,800 cash scholarship, her choice of more than $175,000 in college-offered scholarships, and a $300 expense allowance for the Kentucky Junior Miss program as well as other prizes.
Howerton, who will represent Lincoln County in the state program in January, also won the scholastic achievement, interview and talent portions of the program and was runner-up in self-expression, claiming another $1,750 in cash awards.
This year's program offered more than $15,000 in cash scholarships and more than $890,000 in college-offered scholarships.
Eighteen young women competed in the pageant Monday night at Lincoln County High School.
Howerton, daughter of Steve and Connie Howerton of Stanford, plans to use her scholarship money at the University of Kentucky to pursue a degree in pharmacy.
As first runner-up, Cassie Barnett received $3,650 in cash scholarships, including a $2,600 cash scholarship provided by PBK Bank and Lincoln County Junior Miss, and is eligible for $109,600 in college-offered scholarships. She won the self-expression and fitness portions of the program and runner-up in interview, talent and scholastic achievement. She is the daughter of Dan and Jane Barnett of Stanford.