On Saturday Aug. 26, six girls will be vying for the title of queen over the 54th annual Florida Seafood Festival.
The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Franklin County High School, where all six contestants are students.
Serving as emcees this year will be former Miss Florida Seafood Trinity Hardy, and local TV personality Royce Rolstad.
Seafood Festival board members Tress Dameron and Christina Collins are overseeing the pageant, with assistance from former Miss Florida Seafood Sara Ward.
The following are the six contestants:
Katelynn Denney, a 17-year-old senior, is a member of the cheerleading squad, student government and Positive Behavior and Intervention in Sports. Her guardians are Whitney Vause and Derek Henry, of Apalachicola. She aspires to become a lawyer one day.
Sara Gibbs is a 17-year-old senior and a member of the Lady Seahawks basketball team. She volunteers her time and efforts in volunteering in the annual Veteran’s Day program. Her mother is Angela Montgomery, of Apalachicola.
Drew Robinson, a 16-year-old junior, is a member of the cheerleading squad and active in digital design. She is the granddaughter of Alice Fox, of St. George Island. She aspires to becoming a neuropsychologist.
Hannah Westbrook is a 17 year old senior, active in cheerleading and other clubs affiliated with the school. Hannah is the daughter of Kim Brown, of Bristol. She dreams of becoming a dentist or a model in the future.
Sallie Rose Paul, a 17-year-old senior, is active in National Honor Society, Beta Club, yearbook, weightlifting as well as student government. Sallie is the daughter of James Paul and Mary Margaret Stefanko, of Apalachicola. She aspires to becoming a cardiac nurse.
Brooke Martina, a 17-year-old senior, is the captain of the cheerleading squad as well as being active in soccer, Beta Club and National Honor Society. Brooke is the daughter of Lance and Paula Martina, of Apalachicola. She aspires to becoming a cardiac nurse.