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Cover Girl Contestants Prepare for 34th Annual Contest

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Hopkins County Fall Festival Cover Girl contestants will compete October 18th and 20th  to be crowned at the 34th Annual Cover Girl Contest conducted in the Civic Center. This is the 47th Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival.


Aleigh Bessonett

The reigning 2015-2016 Cover Girl, Aleigh Bessonett, a Senior at Miller Grove high school, is the daughter of Bill and Cherrie Bessonett. As a Lady Hornet, Aleigh participates in Cross Country, Basketball and Track. She is involved in National Honor Society,and 4-H, and is a member of the Brashear Baptist Youth Group. Aleigh would like to attend college to become a Social Worker or a Physical Therapist.  Aleigh’s mother Cherrie George Bessonett, was the 1985 Cover Girl winner. Aleigh and Cherrie are the first Mother – Daughter Cover Girl winners in the history of the contest.

Contestants for Cover Girl this year are:


Jessica Smithers

Jessica Smithers, a Junior at Sulphur Springs High School, is the daughter of Cheyenne and Lisa Smithers. Jessica plays Softball and is involved in FFA.  She works after school and on weekends at Little Caesars Pizza. Jessica plans to go to college after graduation. Her window is located at Celebration Antiques located on Connally St.


Maddie Peavler

Maddie Peavler, the daughter of Amber and Ken Sharp, and Tim Peavler, is a Junior at Yantis High School. She is the FFA Vice-President and on the Show Team ,  a Cheerleader, plays on the tennis team, and competes in UIL Feature Writing. She also works at the Brookshires in Emory. Maddie plans to go to college to become a dentist  or dental hygienist. She would love to go to Texas A&M University, but Baylor has a great Dental Program. Maddie’s window is located on the square at Brumley’s Uniforms.


Demi Weatherford

Demi Weatherford,is a Junior at Miller Grove High School and is the daughter of Amanda May.  She plays volley ball, basketball and track, and is involved in her church, National Honor Society, Yearbook Staff, and FFA, where she is an Officer.

She is also a Sunday school teacher. Demi plans to attend college. Her window is at Korr’s Health Food Store, located in the Spring Village Shopping Center.


Cami Froneberger

Cami Froneberger, the daughter of Andrew and Jennifer Froneberger, is a Junior at Miller Grove High School. She is involved with her youth group and volunteers at the Hopkins County Heritage Museum and Park. Cami plans to go to Texas A&M University to pursue a degree to become a Veterinarian. Her window is located at Flowerland Florist located on Gilmer St.


The Cover Girl contest is sponsored by Sulphur Springs Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Flowers for the winners are donated by April Showers II. The Cover Girl Contest Judges are Karen Marts, Angela Jordan and Kayla Clawson. The Cover Girl Coordinator is Tracy Dennis.


Author: Staff Reporter

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