Thomasville teen garners Miss NC awards

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Kylee Russell, a rising junior at First Assembly Christian School, was a tie winner this week for the Outstanding Teen Lifestyle and Fitness Award at the Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Raleigh.
Russell, Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen, tied for the award with Blaire Brown, a rising eighth grader at Weddington Middle School and Mecklenburg’s Outstanding Teen.
On Wednesday night, Russell became the first double preliminary winner of this year’s competition by winning the Talent Award for her lyrical dance to “Home on the Range.”
Miss Queen City’s Outstanding Teen Kaelyn Embler was the Outstanding Teen talent winner with her acrobatic jazz dance performance to “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” A rising freshman at Hickory Ridge High School, Embler promotes the Special Olympics as her platform.
Russell was among the 66 young women competing for the titles of Miss North Carolina 2013 and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen. Participants began the first night of preliminary competition for the titles Tuesday at Memorial Auditorium.
The pageant will be broadcast live on Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday on Time Warner Cable across the state as an “on demand” live broadcast.