Aileen Pike named first-ever Ju­nior Miss Trin­ity Con­cep­tion

Miss Teen crown goes to Heather Hig­don of Green’s Har­bour

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Two pageant win­ners were crowned in Har­bour Grace on Sun­day, Sept. 29, in­clud­ing the first-ever Ju­nior Miss Trin­ity Con­cep­tion.

Twelve-year-old Aileen Pike claimed the Ju­nior Miss crown at the S. W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium be­fore and au­di­ence of some 200 peo­ple fol­low­ing a glam­orous and en­ter­tain­ing three-hour ex­trav­a­ganza.

Aileen is the daugh­ter of John Pike and Amy Par­sons of Har­bour Grace, and was one of 17 con­tes­tants be­tween the ages of nine and 13 in the in­au­gu­ral pageant. Aileen’s younger sis­ter, nine-year-old Johnna, was also a con­tes­tant. They have a younger brother, seven-year-old Jonathan.

“She’s re­ally ex­cited to be­gin her role as Miss Ju­nior,” Amy stated last week.

Nine-year-old Emily Butt of Har­bour Grace was the first run­ner-up, while Katie Burke, age 10, of Vic­to­ria, was sec­ond run­ner-up.

Mean­while, 16-year-old Heather Hig­don of Green’s Har­bour was over­come with emo­tion af­ter be­ing named the 2013 Miss Trin­ity Con­cep­tion. She was one of 10 en­tries in the ninth Miss TC pageant, which at­tracted con­tes­tants be­tween the ages of 14 and 18.

Heather is the daugh­ter of Lyn­don and Doreen Hig­don, and a Level II stu­dent at Cres­cent Col­le­giate in Blake­town. She turned heads with her re­mark­able con­fi­dence and poise, and spoke force­fully about the im­por­tance of hav­ing a good self-im­age, re­gard­less of what you see in the mir­ror, and was a crowd favourite for her pow­er­ful and courageous at­ti­tude.

Hig­don re­ceived her crown from 2012 win­ner Jessie Fewer of Cupids, who de­liv­ered an emo­tional and poignant speech dur­ing which she gave spe­cial thanks to, among oth­ers, her par­ents, Ed Fewer and Jackie Laracy.

Mal­lory Gille­spie of Car­bon­ear, age 15, was first run­ner-up, while Re­becca Bishop of Bay Roberts was sec­ond run­ner-up. Bishop is 16 year­sof-age.

The fol­low­ing is a break­down of some other awards: • Friend­ship — Heather Hig­don; • Pho­to­genic — Kylie Jack­son, 16, of South Dildo;

• Peo­ple’s Choice — Brianna Meadus, 13, of Har­bour Grace;

• Fit­ness — April Squires (teen), 16, of Spa­niard’s Bay; Aileen Pike (ju­nior).

Heather Hig­don of Green’s Har­bour (left) was named 2013 Miss Trin­ity Con­cep­tion dur­ing a pageant in Har­bour Grace on Sept. 29. Aileen Pike (right) of Har­bour Grace was crowned the first-ever Ju­nior Miss Trin­ity Con­cep­tion.

Pho­tos by Terry Roberts/The Com­pass

Mal­lory Gille­spie, 15, of Car­bon­ear was first run­ner-up in the Miss Teen pageant.

Con­tes­tant Trin­ity Deer­ing, 10, of Vic­to­ria.

Con­tes­tant Shara Emberley, 11, of Vic­to­ria.

Con­tes­tant Sarah Knight, 13, of Blake­town.

Miss Teen Fit­ness – April Squires, 16, of Spa­niard’s Bay

Con­tes­tant Mad­di­son Jack­son, 13, of South Dildo.

Con­tes­tant Ali­cia Pen­ney, 11, of Vic­to­ria.

Con­tes­tant Des­tiny Reid, 12, of Dildo.

Peo­ple’s Choice award – Brianna Meadus of Har­bour Grace.

Con­tes­tant Shi­anne Emberley, 13, of Vic­to­ria.

Con­tes­tant Am­ber Furey, 9, of Avon­dale.

Con­tes­tant Am­ber Costello, 10, of Con­cep­tion Har­bour.

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