UWA student named Miss Walker County
by James Phillips
Feb 27, 2011 | 5184 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Miss Walker County 2010 Hayley Jones congratulates Maegen Moore moments after she was crowned Miss Walker County 2011. - Photo by: James Phillips
Miss Walker County 2010 Hayley Jones congratulates Maegen Moore moments after she was crowned Miss Walker County 2011. - Photo by: James Phillips
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Maegen Moore, a 23-year-old University of West Alabama student and Cordova High graduate, was crowned Miss Walker County 2011 Saturday night.

Moore, who danced to Lionel Richie's "My Endless Love" during the talent portion of the program, is the daughter of Wayne and Sandra Moore. She will now move on to compete for the title of Miss Alabama for the second straight year. As Miss UWA 2010, she competed for that crown last year as well.

"I'm so excited," she said. "Every girl did an amazing job, and all of them deserve to be in my place."

Moore also won the Leigh Sherer Award, a $300 scholarship, during Saturday's event at Rowland Auditorium on the Jasper campus of Bevill State Community College. Margaret Able was named as the first runner-up, while Brittany Poe won the talent competition. The Hudson Memorial Scholarship was given to Emily Woods.

The Miss Walker County Pageant has been sponsored by the Pilot Club of Jasper for 39 years and is an official Miss Alabama/Miss America preliminary pageant. Linda Thaler served as the director of this year's pageant and said she felt it was a success.

"I think everything went well," she said. "This pageant is the result of a lot of hard work from some very talented women. We have committees set up to take care of different things involving the pageant, and everyone did their jobs and it went very smooth. We are excited to have Maegen representing Walker County at Miss Alabama."

The mistress of ceremonies for Saturday's competition was Miss Alabama 2010 Ashley Davis. The theme for this year's pageant was "It's a Jungle Out There."

"I want to thank everyone involved with Miss Walker County," Moore said. "The committee that put this together did a great job, and I'm excited to be Miss Walker County for 2011."