Miss Out­doors

Kate­lyn Robin­son named

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

GOLDEN HILL — Miss Out­doors 2017 Kate­lyn Robin­son be­gan her reign Fri­day night, Feb. 24, on the open­ing night of the Na­tional Out­door Show.

Robin­son, 22, is the daugh­ter of Cherie and Damien Robin­son of Cam­bridge. She is a first-year pre-kin­der­garten teacher at Maple El­e­men­tary

School and a class of 2012 grad­u­ate of Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High School.

She earned her de­gree in early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion from Sal­is­bur y Univer­sity, grad­u­at­ing cum laude in 2016. A mas­ter’s de­gree is her next goal, and then it will be on to her doc­tor­ate.

In her spare time, Robin­son en­joys singing, fish­ing and crab­bing.

For her ta­lent, Robin­son sang “Jeal­ous of the An­gels” by Jenn Bos­tic.

The BIG ques­tion for this year’s fi­nal­ists was, “If you are crowned Miss Out­doors 2017, what would you do to en­cour­age other young women to en­ter the pageant?”

Robin­son an­swered by ex­press­ing her de­sire to cre­ate the in­cred­i­ble mem­o­ries and friend­ships she has wit­nessed in other Miss Out­doors winners, in­clud­ing her sis­ter, and how she hopes to ex­pe­ri­ence that for her­self and be able to in­spire other young women to par­tic­i­pate as she has been in­spired.

Kather­ine Bradshaw won the ta­lent com­pe­ti­tion and was named first run­ner-up. Sa­man­tha Sim­mons was named sec­ond-run­ner up.

Car­leigh Fra­ley won the honor of Miss Con­ge­nial­ity, a ti­tle that is de­ter­mined by a vote among the con­tes­tants.

Out­go­ing Miss Out­doors Allyson Adams de­liv­ered an emo­tional farewell speech. She gave heart­felt thanks to many of the show’s or­ga­niz­ers, her par­ents, her best friend Miss Out­doors 2014 Lauren Cameron, and mas­ter of cer­e­monies Buddy Foxwell, whose en­cour­age­ment in­spired her to com­pete a third time.

“I never truly un­der­stood how fast a year goes by un­til I won this pageant,” Adams said. “As my reign as Miss Out­doors comes to an end, I can’t help but re­flect on what an un­for­get­table year it has been. I have ex­pe­ri­enced so many new and ex­cit­ing things that I never would have had the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence oth­er­wise.”

Miss Cameron Par­ish and a del­e­ga­tion from the sis­ter city of Cameron Par­ish, La. — home of the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Fes­ti­val — also were in­tro­duced.

Miss Cameron Par­ish 2017 is Sa­vanna Boudreaux, and the Ju­nior Miss Fur Fes­ti­val Queen is Maeleigh Con­ner.

PHOTO BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Na­tional Out­door Show crowned its pageant winners Fri­day, Feb. 24, and Satur­day, Feb. 25. Front row from left, 2016 Lit­tle Miss Jay­den An­ders, 2017 Lit­tle Miss Maken­zie Hay­den, 2017 Lit­tle Mister Karsten Scheele, 2016 Lit­tle Mister Gavin Fitzhugh. Back row from left, 2017 Miss Cameron Par­ish Sa­vanna Boudreaux, 2017 Miss Out­doors Kate­lyn Robin­son, 2017 Ju­nior Miss Fur Queen Maeleigh Con­ner.

PHO­TOS BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

First run­ner-up and ta­lent win­ner Kather­ine Bradshaw, left, Miss Out­doors 2017 Kate­lyn Robin­son and sec­ond run­ner-up Sa­man­tha Sim­mons stand to­gether at the 2017 Na­tional Out­door Show Fri­day, Feb. 24, in Golden Hill.

The 2017 Na­tional Out­door Show fea­tured dozens of ex­hibitors and ven­dors with all sorts of goods for sale. In­for­ma­tional dis­plays also were set up.

Miss Con­ge­nial­ity Car­leigh Fra­ley in her evening gown at the 2017 Na­tional Out­door Show Fri­day, Feb. 24, in Golden Hill.

Miss Out­doors 2017 Kate­lyn Robin­son sings “Jeal­ous of the An­gels” for the ta­lent com­pe­ti­tion at the 2017 Na­tional Out­door Show Fri­day, Feb. 24, in Golden Hill.

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