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Mary Catherine McAnnally of Decatur after being crowned Alabama’s Junior Miss 2007 during the scholarship program at Frazer Memorial United Methodist church in Montgomery on Saturday.
Ap photo by Zach Long
Mary Catherine McAnnally of Decatur after being crowned Alabama’s Junior Miss 2007 during the scholarship program at Frazer Memorial United Methodist church in Montgomery on Saturday.

Morgan Co. Junior Miss wins state

From Staff, AP Reports

MONTGOMERY — What a week to remember for Decatur’s Mary Catherine McAnnally.

The Decatur High School senior was named the 2007 Alabama Junior Miss late Saturday in Montgomery, just two days after celebrating her 18th birthday during the competition.

Terry Ballant, spokesman for Junior Miss, said McAnnally received at least a $12,700 cash scholarship and a trip to the national competition June 28-30 in Mobile. Fifty-two girls competed for the top prize.

“She’s an amazing girl,” Ballant said. “What makes her a winner is she’s well-rounded, not just best in talent or grades, but she represents all the five categories well. She was the best overall young lady and exemplifies all the values of a Junior Miss.”

McAnnally, daughter of Sid and April McAnnally, is Morgan County's Junior Miss.

She advanced to the top eight finalists before taking home the title. She won preliminary essay and talent competitions. Her talent was singing.

McAnnally’s victory ends the reign of Houston County’s Megan Butler, who won the event last year.

Mallory Meissner of Tuscaloosa, who was the runner-up, won $6,000. Birmingham’s Jordan Dailey came in second with $3,500, and Kelsey Sherrod of Florence won the overall scholastic competition, receiving $4,000.

The last Alabama native to win America’s Junior Miss competition was Carrie Colvin of Birmingham, Ballant said.

Copyright 2005 THE DECATUR DAILY. All rights reserved.
AP contributed to this report.

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