The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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September 23, 2013

Fruitful evening

2013 Miss Grapette royalty court will attend festival throughout the state

GENEVA — After six days of orientation and competition the tension built to a crescendo Saturday night when Emily Deering was crowned Miss Grapette 2013.

Deering, a junior at Geneva High School, was chosen over seven other candidates late Saturday evening.

“This is amazing,” Deering said after she was crowned after outgoing Miss Grapette Katie Peck.  She said she can’t wait to meet all the parts of the community during the coming week.

Deering was asked where she would like to go if she could travel anywhere in the world during the question portion of the competition. “I would probably have to go to New Zealand. My dad and I have a secret obsession with Lord of the Rings and that is where it was filmed,” she said.

Deering will be attending festivals throughout the state of Ohio with her court that includes second attendant Mary Wessell and first attendant Paige Mottley. The contestants were in ninth to 12th grades.

If Peck’s experience is any indication Deering is on the verge of a special experience. She gave a tearful speech detailing her year as queen and four years in the pageant royalty.

“I have had so much fun telling people how much the Grape Jamboree has to offer,” Peck said. She detailed special memories that included dancing with Indians, learning about oysters and many other unique experiences.

Rebecca Cybulski was voted Miss Congeniality by the other contestants due to her attitude throughout the week.

The Junior Miss Grapette Contest, sixth to eighth grade students,  included 21 contestants with six finalists chosen before the final round which included them each answering the question “What would you do if you had a magic wand?’.

After contestants offered their wishes for everything from happiness for everyone to a cure for cancer.

Kaitlyn Keenan was all smiles as she was crowned Jr. Miss Grapette. Anastacia Presciano was crowned second attendant and Jamie Bradbury earned first attendant.

In the Little Miss Grapette Contest, Kindergarten to second grade, Payton Malovrh was crowned queen with Alexis Shuttleworth earning second attendant and Audrey Heller chosen as first attendant.

The Young Miss Grapette Contest, third to fifth grades, concluded with Nia Gribbons earning the queen’s crown and Chloe McCoy as first attendant and Carianna Downie was named second attendant.

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