--This is not a school sanctioned event but one that parents, teachers and students may be interested in.
Sponsored by the Vilonia Area Chamber of Commerce, 54 girls competed in the Winter Royalty Pageant, held Saturday at the Vilonia Primary School
As entrants crossed the stage brief biographies were read and career choices were declared. Some said they would like to work with animals or study to be veterinarians. One would like to feed all the hungry animals. One has ambitions to be a surgeon, another famous in a band. One would like to serve as a minister. Another one hopes to be a waitress. Other professions mentioned include a dancer, a zoo keeper, a teacher, a speech pathologist, a cheerleader, a fashion designer, a mommy, a policewoman and a model in Parish.
Seventeen-year-old Bailee Jo Thorn was crowned as the Winter Royalty Miss Vilonia. She plans to attend college at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith with aspirations to become a radiology technician. At Vilonia High School, she is the president of FFA and the secretary of HOSA. In the community, she has been a member of the Museum of Veterans and Military History junior brigade for about three years.
Other wins include: Baby Miss Stella Jo Glover; Toddler Miss Paisley Ann Hightower; Darling Miss Taniya Talley; Tiny Miss Skylar Roxanne Bruneel; Petite Miss Taylor Talley; Little Miss Emma Suezanne Fowlkes; Junior Miss Carmen Ross; Pre-Teen Miss Peyton Isabelle English and Teen Miss Aly Robertson.