By Gary Lloyd
Two Hewitt-Trussville High School graduates finished as semifinalists at the 2013 Miss Alabama Pageant on Saturday.
Katie Malone and Jordan Dailey finished in the top 11 of the pageant. Miss Leeds Area Chandler Champion, who was Miss Trussville last year, was crowned the pageant winner.
Malone, competing as Miss North Jefferson Area, is a 2010 Hewitt-Trussville graduate who just completed her third Miss Alabama Pageant. Dailey, competing as Miss Center Point, is a 2007 Hewitt-Trussville graduate who just completed her third year at the pageant as well.
Malone’s platform this year was the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that makes certain that children who are going through medical hardships are close to their families during their stay at Children’s Hospitals all over the world. During pageant week, Malone was named second runner-up for the Miss Alabama Community Service Award.
Dailey’s platform focused on women’s education.
Trussville was the most represented city in the 2013 Miss Alabama Pageant, with five of the 51 contestants being Hewitt-Trussville graduates. Meschelle Stringer is a 2008 Hewitt-Trussville graduate who was a Wednesday night preliminary winner in the swimsuit competition, Elisabeth Chramer is a 2009 Hewitt-Trussville graduate and Holland Brown is a 2011 Hewitt-Trussville graduate.
Clay native Jamie Brooks competed as Miss Shelby County and Janet Pugh was Miss Clay-Chalkville in last week’s competition.
Miss Alabama 1990 Resha Riggins, a Trussville native, emceed the second night of preliminary competition last week.
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