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Pageant winners in annual competitions

Michelle Sailors, 17, a Temple Heights Christian School student, was crowned the 1993 Miss Temple Terrace at the annual pageant Tuesday evening at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club.

Miss Sailors accepted her crown, roses, trophy and a $1,000 scholarship from last year's winner, Heather Connolly.

Miss Sailors plans to study pre-law at either Rollins College or Florida State University. She has a 3.6 grade point average and is National Honor Society president at Temple Heights.

She will represent the city at the Fourth of July parade, this year scheduled for Saturday, July 3.

The pageant is sponsored by the Temple Terrace Junior Women's Club.

Lee Winter was master of ceremonies, assisted by a purple dinosaur. The Temple Terrace Music Makers, directed by Danita Elkin, entertained the crowd of about 130.

Other pageant finishers were Holly Hittinger, first runner-up; Taylour Smedley, second runner-up; and Taryn Gamble, third runner-up.

There was no talent competition this year, so the judges based the girls' scores on interviews with the judges, achievements, grades, appearance and beauty.

New this year were the Little Miss and Miss Junior Temple Terrace competitions. Jamie Fulton, 6, won the Little Miss pageant.

Runners-up were Jessica Reichert, 6, first runner-up; Elise Garcia, 5, second runner-up; and Jenna Lannom, 6, third runner-up.

In the Miss Junior pageant, Tracy Rawdan, 8, was the winner. On her application, she said she wanted to be "a waitress on skates, a nurse and the best cook in the world."

Other finishers were Morgan Prevatt, 7, first runner-up; Sonia Valladares, 9, second runner-up; Stephanie Johnson, 10, third runner-up; and Jessica Bennett, 8, honorable mention.

Judges based their scoring on the child's natural beauty, appearance, poise and personality both before and during the pageant.

Judges were Debra Bell, Bill Greico, Jennifer Soule and Sharyn Zuch.

Miss Connolly plans to compete for the title of Miss Florida Teen in Lakeland this August. If she wins, she would go on to compete at the national Miss U.S.A. Teen pageant.

Graduate gets scholarship

Peyton Johnston received a $1,000 scholarship from the Temple Terrace Junior Women's Club during the pageant Tuesday.

Miss Johnston graduated this year from King High School and was ranked 10th in her class.

She was a member of the National Honor Society, Learned Lions and the Juniorettes. She was one of only four Girl Scouts in Tampa awarded the Gold award.

Miss Johnston will attend the University of Florida and major in environmental engineering. She is the daughter of Tracey and Joyce Johnston of Temple Terrace.