Miss UCHS pageant Thursday promises ‘Day at the Derby’

Sydney Box
Reagan Robinson
Kindall Johnson
Karleigh White
Cailynn Boggs
Emma Jeffers
Kadence Adams

The Miss Union County High pageant will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the UCHS auditorium. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening ticket sales beginning at 6 p.m. 

“A Day at the Derby” is the theme for this year and the se3ven contestants have worked extremely hard in preparation for this event. 

There are a total of 10 categories: academic achievement; activities and honors; interview; talent; opening dance and introductions; on-stage question; casual wear; evening gown; photogenic; and people’s choice. The people’s choice category is strictly based upon the total amount of funds donated by each contestant’s supporters. 

The contestants are:

—Kadence Adams, the 16-year-old daughter of Kristen and Andy Adams. Adams is a junior at UCHS, student council treasurer for her class, is currently enrolled to receive her AA through Florida Gateway College, and plans to pursue a degree from Florida State University following graduation.

—Cailynn Boggs, the 16-year-old daughter of Angelina Atkins and Steven Boggs. Boggs is a junior at UCHS, is enrolled at Florida Gateway College, is active in FFA, and plans to attend Florida Gateway College for her AA, then continue her education at Black Hawk University in hopes to find a job in animal genetics.

—Sydney Box, is the 16-year-old daughter of Jacob and Laresa Box. Box is a junior at UCHS, active in competitive cheer and 4-H Club, and plans to get her AA at Florida Gateway College, then transfer to University of Florida to continue her studies and eventually become a speech therapist or teacher following graduation. 

—Emma Jeffers is the 18-year-old daughter of Levi and Mary Garrett. Jeffers is a senior at UCHS, vice president of student council, enjoys singing and cheer. Jeffers has already signed with Florida Gateway College to run with their cross country team. While there she plans to receive her AA, then transfer to University of Florida to major in journalism, in hopes of becoming a news anchor. 

—Kindall Johnson is the 17-year-old daughter of Alison and Jeff Johnson. Johnson is a senior at UCHS, is extremely active in FFA, and will graduate from UCHS with her AA degree, transfer to University of Florida to obtain a bachelor’s in human nutrition, become a dermatologist, along with plans of studying abroad and volunteering with FarmShare. 

—Reagan Robinson is the 18-year-old daughter of Vince and Krista Robinson. Robinson is a senior at UCHS, active in FFA and cheer. Robinson plans to attend the University of Florida where she will be a part of the dual-degree program, obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology, then her juris doctorate to become an attorney, with hopes of becoming a judge.

—Karleigh White is the 17-year-old daughter of Kara and Curtis Mesnard and Kyle and Jamie White. White is a senior at UCHS, active in all-star twirling (baton). White has been accepted into the University of North Florida and University of South Florida, but she plans to attend the University of North Florida, where she will earn a bachelor’s degree in criminology. Following, she will attend a law program, in preparation of becoming a civil rights lawyer.