News Bureau Director
From left: Kimberly Horne, Arielle Evans, Erica Canfield
Georgetown College has a rooting interest in three candidates in this weekend‚Äôs 75th annual Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant that will be determined Saturday night (July 17) in the University of Kentucky‚Äôs Singletary Center for the Arts.
Kimberly Horne, who graduated in May, is competing for the third time in Miss Kentucky. In 2008, she represented Georgetown College in the Mountain Laurel Festival Pageant and won! Rising junior Arielle Evans and rising sophomore Erica Canfield are in Miss Kentucky for the second year in a row.
Whether you know the young woman herself, or care to support the city she hails from or the preliminary pageant area she represents, there‚Äôs an opportunity to vote-in one of the ‚ÄúGeorgetown girls‚ÄĚ via the Internet. But, you must vote by 10 p.m. this evening. The ‚ÄúKentucky‚Äôs Choice‚ÄĚ winner will become one of the 11 semifinalists. (Directions BELOW).
First, here‚Äôs more on your Georgetown connections:
A Political Science major/Spanish minor, Kimberly will begin her studies at the University of Dayton School of Law this fall. The oldest daughter of Bart and Pam Horne of Paris, she‚Äôs a member of Kappa Delta sorority and a former Tiger Cheerleader. Sister Jaime, a rising GC sophomore, is a current cheerleader and KD.
An ‚Äė05 Bourbon County High graduate, Kimberly is Miss Carter County in the pageant. She‚Äôll be tap dancing to Napfeny‚Äôs Latin acoustic guitar version of ‚ÄúHotel California‚ÄĚ (an Eagles original).¬†Her platform: Improving Childhood Literacy ‚Äď Reach Out & Read.
Arielle, an ‚Äô08 graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville, is representing a central Kentucky preliminary pageant for the second time. The current Miss Metropolitan (Lexington), she was crowned Miss Bluegrass Area the year before in our John L. Hill Chapel.
This time she will sing “Wishing you Were Somehow Here Again” from ‚ÄúPhantom of the Opera.‚ÄĚ Arielle‚Äôs platform: Adoption Awareness: He is My Brother.
An Exercise Science major and Musical Theatre and Spanish double minor, Arielle is a member of the Lyric Theatre Society of Georgetown College and Phi Mu sorority. She‚Äôs the daughter of Monte and Carmen Evans of Louisville.
Erica, the 2009 Valedictorian of Fairview High School, is representing her hometown as Miss Ashland. She was Miss Metropolitan in 2009, therefore she got to crown GC‚Äôs Arielle Evans earlier this year at that preliminary pageant.
For Miss Kentucky, she will perform a theatrical jazz dance to “Mr. Monotony” from “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.” Erica‚Äôs platform: Changing Lives ‚Äď The Influence of Volunteerism.
The daughter of Jeff and Tonna Canfield, Erica is majoring in Athletic Training.
To cast your vote or votes for a ‚ÄúKentucky‚Äôs Choice‚ÄĚ semifinalist, go to www.misskentuckypageant.com. The cost is $1 per vote, and there is no limit to the number of votes you cast. Remember, the deadline is 10 p.m., July 16. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization.
The preliminary competition winds up tonight (Friday) starting at 7 p.m.; tickets are $25. Tickets for Saturday‚Äôs finals are $50. Call the Singletary Center box office at (859) 257-4929 for reservations.
Miss Kentucky 2010 will advance to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant on January 15 in Las Vegas.