Posted March 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

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N.E.L.T. – The quartet of Nathan Vickers, Miss Cedar County 2006 Emily McConnaughey Shinn, Miss Cedar County 2012 Lauren Alumbaugh Wilkins and Tim Louderback performed the National Anthem at the beginning of the pageant.

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LOVELY LADIES – 1st runner-up and Miss Congeniality Taylor Alumbaugh, Four Points Sisterhood Scholarship winner Jaclyn Muff, Miss Cedar County 2012 Lauren Alumbaugh Wilkins, Miss Cedar County 2013 Quinn Dennis, Miss Southwest Missouri 2011 Courtney Roe Linville and Miss Cedar County contestant Athena Meder.

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SHOW ME SINGING – The El Dorado Springs Middle School Show Choir, under the direction of Ron Alumbaugh, entertained the crowd between segments of the pageant. Five young ladies from the Stockton Dance Elite also performed.


TAYLOR ALUMBAUGH – High jumping-“Stronger”

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JACLYN MUFF – Jazz Dance-“Diamonda are a Girl’s Best Friend”

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QUINN DENNIS – Lyrical Dnace-“Somewhere Over a Rainbow” A tribute to those who were in the Joplin tornado

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ATHENA MEDER – Country Vocal-“All American Girl”

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FOUR POINTS SISTERHOOD SCHOLARSHIP – The Four Points Sisterhood Scholarship is a program unique to the Miss Cedar County Pageant. Each contestant is asked to write an essay addressing a question asked by the next to last Miss Cedar County, in this case Miss Cedar County 2007 Sydney Friar. The question was, “The Miss America Organization is often criticized for being out of touch, out of date and irrelevant. What do you thing the Miss America Organization can and should be doing to help the general public realize the relevance of this organization?”

This scholarship is funded with donations from former Miss Cedar Counties and they are the ones that vote for the winner. This year the scholarship was worth $275.

Jacklyn Muff received the scholarship and a commemorative plaque which was presented by Pageant Emcee Nathan Vickers and Miss Cedar County 2012 Lauren Alumbaugh Wilkins.

This is the first year the scholarship has been awarded. The name is taken from the four points of the Miss America crown which represent style, service, scholarship and success.