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Meet Dairy Festival Contestants #7 and #8, Lucia and Caitlyn

It’s a full week of rehearsals for the eight Dairy Festival contestants on the stage of the SSISD Auditorium inside the Civic Center. That’s where the Coronation Pageant will be held on Saturday June 16th at 7 pm. Tickets will be $10 at the door, and the exciting evening will be filled with beauty, creativity and talent. Let’s meet the final two contestants from a KSST Morning Show interview held on Thursday June 14, 2018.

L. to R. Lucia Yanez and Caitlyn Williams

Contestant #7 Lucia Yanez came away from last weekend’s Milking Contest with smiles and fun memories, as her cow “Curtis” definitely displayed an attitude about being milked! Despite the drama, Lucia came in second place in milking.  For the parade, her float’s theme was “Tailgate Party”.  IN deciding her pageant talent, Luci created a skit about finding a talent to perform, and it will incorporate her skills in singing, acting, playing the French horn and stage management. A member of the SSHS Marching Band, she actually found similarities between her field marching training and the gliding “walk” that contestants are taught to use onstage during the Pageant. Lucia has selected a teal evening gown with sparkling top and silk skirt. She gives credit to her sponsors Christus Mother Frances Hospital ad Dairy Max for their helpful support during the past weeks, as well as her 4 sisters and her parents Jose Yanez and Celina Yanez.. After high school, Lucia’s plans are to attend college, and work toward her dream of establishing a Dog Rescue Sanctuary.

Contestant #8 Cailtyn Williams is a tap dancer who will perform to “Singing in the Rain” during the Dairy Festival Queen’s Pageant. She also did pretty well at last weekend’s Contestant’s Milking Contest, placing third. Her parents and younger sister were on her parade float team, and helped design and construct it with a “Masquerade Party” theme. For evening gown competition, Caitlyn selected a royal purple dress in a classic style with a sparkling belt. She has especially enjoyed watching the other contestant’s talent presentations during rehearsal nights, and says that everyone is great. Caitlyn will be a Senior at SSHS, has been involved in Jr. Key Club and has competed in FCCLA, where she advanced to State competition in 2017. She thanks her sponsors Junior Waverly Club and Ag Workers Insurance, friends who are like family, also her dance coach Christi Lewis and pal Terry Fox who will provide backstage assistance on Pageant night.

Author: Enola Gay

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