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Eight vying for Miss Kingsport and Miss Sullivan County crowns

Staff • Jul 8, 2019 at 5:45 PM

KINGSPORT — The Miss Kingsport and Miss SullivanCounty Scholarship Competition 2020 will be held as part of Fun Fest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport. The pageant is in its 66th year.

Eight women will compete for the titles of Miss Kingsport and Miss Sullivan County 2020.

The Miss Kingsport and Miss Sullivan

Reserved seating including a program book can be purchased for $20 at Taylor Hamilton Insurance, located at 708 E. Sullivan St., in Kingsport or from any of the contestants. General admission tickets can be purchased at the Fun Fest office.

The current title holders are Miss Kingsport Maddie Noe and Miss Sullivan County Savanna Phillips.

This year’s contestants are:

Gracie Blevins, Kingsport, an 18-year-old freshman at Northeast State Community College who plans to major in nursing. She is the daughter of Cathy Blevins and the late Dr. Ballard H. Blevins. Her talent is dance. Her platform is the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sydney Helton, Johnson City, an 18-year-old sophomore at NSCC, where she is majoring in speech pathology. She is the daughter of Tony and Rhonda Helton. Her talent is dance. Her platform is TalkBack — occupational, speech and hearing therapy.

Taylor Hubbard, Fall Branch, a 22-year-old graduate student at East Tennessee State University, where she is majoring in English. She is the daughter of David and Tina Hubbard. Her talent is dance. Her platform is Read to Lead — improving the literacy of our youth.

Caitlyn Ison, Mount Carmel, a 17-year-old freshman at ETSU who plans to major in education. She is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Ison. Her talent is dance. Her platform is child hunger awareness.

Ashleigh Radtke, Kingsport, a 17-year-old student at Sullivan South High School who plans to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. She is the daughter of Tina Radtke and Brian Reeves. She will be performing a rifle routine for the talent portion of the program. Her platform is animal abuse awareness.

Madison Rice, Kingsport, an 18-year-old freshman at NSCC who plans to pursue a degree in neonatal nursing. She is the daughter of Meg and Jimmy Rice. Her talent is dance. Her platform is heart to heart.

Victoria Stamper, Kingsport, a 17-year-old student at Dobyns-Bennett High School who plans to pursue a degree in general psychology. She is the daughter of Sharon and David Stamper. Her talent is vocal. Her platform is appreciation of the planet.

McKenzie Templeton, Gate City, a 19-year-old sophomore at ETSU, where she is majoring in media and communications. She is the daughter of Jim and Michelle Templeton. Her talent is monologue. Her platform is ABLE — acceptance begins with loving everyone.

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