Dancer named Miss Arkansas’ Out­stand­ing Teen

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Brighton Barnard, 14, of Lit­tle Rock, was crowned 2013 Miss Arkansas’ Out­stand­ing Teen on Satur­day at Horner Hall.

She will rep­re­sent Arkansas at the Miss Amer­ica’s Out­stand­ing Teen 2013 pageant Aug. 13- 17 at Or­lando.

Her par­ents are Gar­rett and Ash­ley Childers.

A ninth- grade stu­dent at Lit­tle Rock Chris­tian Acad­emy, Barnard com­peted as Miss Cen­tral Arkansas and per­formed “Fire­work,” a con­tem­po­rary dance for her tal­ent pre­sen­ta­tion. She re­ceived the Over­all Tal­ent award, Ar­rival, Ge­n­e­sis, and Most Tal­ented Dancer awards.

Her plat­form is Shine Bright. Barnard said, on her web­site, that she en­cour­ages stu­dents to be lead­ers and do great works in their com­mu­ni­ties.

“By be­ing a leader, stu­dents can guide oth­ers to live pos­i­tively and cre­ate a life­style of ser­vice for them­selves. I be­lieve that ser­vice is putting your lead­er­ship into ac­tion.”

“I chal­lenge all of you to think ‘ What’s one way I can make a dif­fer­ence and em­power oth­ers to do so as well?’, whether that be through your words or ac­tions. You are never to young to be a leader and serve oth­ers, so I say, ‘ Shine Bright!’”

Her lo­cal di­rec­tor is Mandy Ketch­er­sid.

She was named to the Top 15 and the Top 10 be­fore re­ceiv­ing the crown from 2012 Miss Arkansas’ Out­stand­ing Teen Laura Leigh Turner.

Katie Gard­ner was named first run­ner- up, Ray­gan Sylvester sec­ond run­ner- up, Grace McClana­han third run­ner- up, and Alexis Lan­ders fourth run­nerup.

The Top 10 con­tes­tants were Gra­cie Stover, Alexis Lan­ders, Ray­gan Sylvester, Blair Wort­smith, Robin Gal­loway, Bethany Miller, Sa­van­nah Stagg, Katie Gard­ner, and Grace McClana­han.

The Top 15 con­tes­tants were Rachel Har­less, Ash­ley Hop­son, Sa­van­nah Stagg, Ray­gan Sylvester, Kel­ley Re­nee Brown, Alexis Lan­ders, Bethany Miller, Harper Lee Hud­son, Car­leigh Joy Tack­ett, Grace McClana­han, Katie Gard­ner, Gra­cie Stover, Blair Wort­smith and Robin Gal­loway.

Con­tes­tants re­ceived

awards as fol­lows:

• ECO Green and Gor­geous Award – Chris­tian Weather­ley.

• Miss Con­ge­nial­ity Award – Car­leigh Joy Tack­ett.

• Spirit of Arkansas Award – Kelli Collins.

• You’ve Got the Look Pho­to­genic Award – Ash­ley Marx.

• You’ve Got the Look “Show Us Your Shoes” Award – Kelli Collins.

• Ge­n­e­sis Award – Sa­van­nah Stagg.

• Ge­n­e­sis Award – Alexis Lan­ders.

• Fab­u­lous Face Award – Alexis Lan­ders.

• Non- Fi­nal­ist In­ter­view Award – Kelli Collins.

• Non- Fi­nal­ist Tal­ent Award – Cori Keller.

• Over­all Vo­cal Per­for­mance – Grace McClana­han.

• Over­all Evening Wear Award - Alexis Lan­ders.

• Over­all Phys­i­cal Fit­ness Award – Blair Wort­smith.

• Over­all Pri­vate In­ter­view Award – Katie Gard­ner.

• CMN Mir­a­cle Maker Award – Gra­cie Stover.

• Scholas­tic Achieve­ment Award – Suzanna Gibbs.

• Face­book Pho­to­genic Award – Ash­ley Hop­son.

WIN­NING SMILE: Brighton Barnard per­forms “Fire­works,” her tal­ent pre­sen­ta­tion lead­ing up to her be­ing named 2013 Miss Arkansas’ Out­stand­ing Teen.


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