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Germantown’s Reed named Miss Collierville

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Capturing the audiences’ and judges’ attention with a dynamic vocal performance, Amber Reed, 20, won the 2017 Miss Collierville title on Saturday, Nov. 5 during the 22nd annual Miss Collierville Scholarship Pageant at the Harrell Theatre.

Gabriella Genereaux of Collierville will serve as Collierville’s Outstanding Teen this year. She is a 16-year-old junior at Evangelical Christian School, and she performed a tap dance for her talent presentation.

Reed and Genereaux will serve as the town’s official youth ambassadors and make numerous public appearances during the next year. They received educational scholarships and will represent the Town of Collierville at the 2017 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant and the 2017 Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.

Co-sponsored by the Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and the Collierville Arts Council, 11 area young women competed for the prestigious title by showcasing their talent, beauty and personality before a large crowd at the Harrell Theatre. Educational scholarships totaling more than $3,100 were presented to this year’s contestants.

Scholarship sponsors of the 2017 Miss Collierville Scholarship Pageant included the Twentieth Century Club of Collierville, Patton Computers, Patriot Bank, the Silver Caboose, Harris Quon Auto Services, J&B Childress Photography, as well as a host of individuals and local businesses. Additional support was provided by the Collierville Arts Council.

This year’s pageant featured song and dance numbers around the theme “House of Love.” Erika Cobb’s e.Studio Performing Arts assisted in the production with a host of performers. Former Miss Collierville /Miss Tennessee 2011 Erin Hatley served as emcee.

Outgoing Miss Collierville 2016 Madison Snipes was featured throughout the show and in several musical numbers, as well as the 2016 Outstanding Teen Cara Grace Donaldson. Snipes and Donaldson ended the show by thanking the many people of Collierville who has helped make her year of service so memorable, and gave a tearful farewell to their family and friends.

Kayli Webb, 18, a freshman at Christian Brothers University, was named 1st alternate. Hannah Minear, 17, a freshman at Dyersburg State Community College, was named as 2nd Alternate. Collierville’s Olivia Stevens, 13, an 8th Grader at Houston Middle School was named as 1st Alternate for the teens, with Halle Trace, 14, a freshman at Collierville High School, receiving the 2nd Alternate teen position. Amada Segars, 17, won the Miss Congeniality Award with the Teen Congeniality Award going to Halle Treace. Catherine Brunswick, 13, was named as the Public Relations Winner for community support.

To book a Miss Collierville titleholder for a public appearance or discuss how you can be a part of the Miss Collierville Scholarship Organization, visit www.misscollierville.org or send an e-mail to misscollierville@aol.com. You can also find the organization on Facebook at Miss Collierville Scholarship Organization.

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