About ten or fifteen years from now, if you need a surgical operation, there is a very good chance that your anesthesiologist will be the 2012 Jr. Miss Clay County Fair Queen. Breann Beckham, the thirteen year old daughter of Brent and Angie Beckham was awarded that title at the Clay County Fair on Monday, July 16, 2012. Her ambitions are: to do well in school; go to college; enroll in medical school and become an anesthesiologist.
Nineteen very beautiful and very poised young ladies vied for the title and, from these contestants, the Queen and her Court were named. As the judges considered their decisions, the contestants provided entertainment, created by the 2011 Miss Clay County Fair Queen, Anna Smith and led by Tyra Leonard, the 2011 Jr. Miss Clay County Fair Queen. Tyra also performed a solo, singing: “Why you gotta be so mean?”
The contestants were presented in casual wear and later in formal wear being individually introduced by M.C. Bill Atwood who described each lady’s attributes, dreams and qualities. Each lady also answered a question drawn from a hat under the supervision of Queen Tyra.
Between each presentation, the crowd was entertained by Marsha Banning and was introduced to past and visiting Queens and to contestants for the 2012 Miss Clay County Fair, whose pageant is on Friday, July 19.
Queen Tyra made an excellent and somewhat emotional farewell speech and then the results were announced. The Judges, Karen Thornborough, Jill Pope and Brooke Earnest had a very difficult job but their decisions were finally made and announced by Bill Atwood: Miss Congeniality: Cameron Crays; Miss Photogenic: Brittany McKnelly; Casual Wear Winner: Kelsey Krutsinger; Stage Presence Winner: Cheyenne Gregory; Second Runner Up: Melanie Williams; First Runner Up: Cheyenne Gregory; 2012 Jr. Miss Clay County Fair Queen: Breann Beckham.
Congratulations to ALL the contestants on an outstanding performance and to their parents for raising such talented young ladies.