|Pike County’s Casey East Named Miss Alabama Agriculture|
Casey East of Pike County, pictured below, was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 87th annual meeting in Mobile on Monday night, December 8. Miss East is a 22-year-old student at Troy University and the daughter of Philip and Kathy East of Banks.
As the winner, she received a $2,000 scholarship and the use of a new Dodge Charger for the next year. Miss East will represent Alfa Farmers at a variety of events during the coming year where she will promote the state’s largest industry - agriculture. The pageant is sponsored by the Federation’s Young Farmers Division.
Kayla Nicole Boddie of Chilton County won first alternate and $750 in the pageant. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Steve and Leigh Ann Boddie of Verbena and is a senior at Chilton County High School.
Erica Kathleen McDaniel of Pickens County won second alternate and received $500. She is the 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny McDaniel of Gordo. She is a junior at the University of Alabama.
Kaitlyn Shay Smith of Mobile County won third alternate and $300. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Sharon and Robert Tate. She is a freshman at the University of Alabama.
Kayla Nichole Moore of Houston County was selected as Miss Congeniality by the other contestants who participated in the pageant and received a silver tray. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Darin and Starla Moore of Dothan. She is a freshman at George C. Wallace Junior College in Dothan.