GALLIPOLIS — There was no rain Friday on the Queen’s Parade as the eight 2015 River Recreation Festival queen’s pageant contestants vied to see who would take home the crown.
The judges awarded the title of queen to Makayla Nicole Price, 16. She is the daughter of Harvey Kevin and Tiffany Nicole Price and attends Gallia Academy High School. Her extracurricular high school activities include cheerleading, FFA, FCA and prom committee.
Price volunteers her time toward The Hoop Project, the Princess Ball, Elizabeth Chapel’s summer program and the Snack Pack program. After graduating from high school, Price said she plans to study art and education at the University of Rio Grande.
Price was escorted by Jason Sayre, son of Jimmy and Staci Sayre.
First Runner Up was Alexis Dawn Wothe, 15. She is the daughter of Don and Pam Wothe and attends Gallia Academy High School. Wothe’s extracurricular high school activities include Beta Club, Symphonic Choir, Solo and Ensemble, volleyball and exhibiting her work in art shows.
Her volunteer activities include Gallipolis in Lights, Rockets Over Rio, Bob Evans Farm Festival, Pure American Pageants, Rio Grande Bean Dinner, Rio Grande Fire Department and the Gallia County Animal Shelter.
Wothe currently attends the University of Rio Grande as a post-secondary option student and plans to continue her education beyond high school in the education field with a focus on mathematics.
Wothe was escorted by Aiden Willis, son of Matt and Shelbie Willis.
Second Runner Up was Katlyn Jade Bradley, 15. She is the daughter of Chris and Norma Ellcessor, and Robert Bradley and attends Gallia Academy High School. Her extracurricular activities include volleyball, cross country, track, choir, musicals and travel volleyball.
Bradley volunteers her time at Vinton Baptist Church’s food pantry and other church programs. After graduating from high school, Bradley plans to pursue medical studies with goal of becoming an anesthesiologist.
Bradley was escorted by Dathan Hawkins, son of Stephen and Angie Hawkins.
Miss Congeniality went to Ashleigh Miller, 14. She is the daughter of Rick and Amy Weaver and attends Gallia Academy High School. Her extracurricular activities include yearbook staff, volleyball, FFA, drama club and Key Club. Miller volunteers her time toward the French Art Colony, Riverby Theatre Guild, church food pantry and Gallia Guardian Angels.
After graduating from high school, Miller plans to study stage management for Broadway at New York University. Miller was escorted by Josh Davis, son of Scott and Cherie Davis.
Because there were not enough entries, a 2015 Junior Miss River Recreation Festival pageant did not occur, and Abby Vansickle kept the title of Junior Miss, with Olivia Harrison remaining First Runner Up.
Ryleigh Shafer was named runner-up Lil’ Miss and
The winner of Lil’ Miss is Savannah Schuldt while Ryleigh Shafer was named runner-up. The Lil’ Mister for 2015 is Max Richie and runner-up was Ayden Wolford.
Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.