Mo'Nae Moody

Mo'Nae Moody was crowned Miss Jefferson County during the Beauty and Scholarship Pageant Thursday evening.

Mo’Nae Moody, daughter of Kerry and Stephanie Moody, was crowned the 2018 Miss Jefferson County on Thursday evening at the county's fair.

The Miss Jefferson County Scholarship Competition is an opportunity for young women in the community to improve social skills, learn interview skills and be provided with scholarship funds for their future education. Applicants are judged in community involvement, an essay and a personal interview prior to the fair. An evening gown and on-stage question are included in the pageant.

During the course of her one year reign, Miss Jefferson County will be a presence in county parades and be accessible for special community events and is encouraged to be a community volunteer.

This year the Miss Jefferson County Little Sisters Program was introduced. It is not a competition. Instead, girls grades 3-5, are paired with contestants as a mentoring program.

The program was designed “to help raise awareness for the pageant and the wonderful opportunities volunteering and being involved in the community offers.”

The 2017 Miss Jefferson County, Macy Ohlde, said the past year has been fun.

In her farewell speech, Ohlde suggested that the next crown holder “dream big."

There are always opportunities to impact our community," Ohlde said.

Moody stated that she is excited to make a bigger difference in the community.

"I will continue my work at the Heritage Center, with Relay for Life and with my youth group at church," Moody said. "I also want to go into the schools and work with the Little Sisters Program.”

Moody is entering her sophomore year at Meridian High School near Daykin.

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