Dancers wow crowd, win Miss Kool-Aid Days titles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2018

Dancers wow crowd, win Miss Kool-Aid Days titles

Two talented dancers were crowned Sunday night in Hastings, winning hundreds in cash scholarships and qualifying to compete for their state’s respective titles in 2019. Makinzie Gregory is the new Miss Kool-Aid Days 2019; Morgan Baird is the new Miss Kool-Aid Days Outstanding Teen 2019.

The competition, official preliminary events to the Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen competitions, took place Sunday at Hastings High School. Gregory, an 18-year old graduate of Gering High School, was named Miss Kool-Aid Days 2019 and awarded a $500 cash scholarship. Gregory, who was also 2nd Runner Up at the 2018 Miss Nebraska Scholarship Competition, has now won more than $7,000 in cash scholarships competing in the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Program. She will now compete for the title of Miss Nebraska 2019 in June, the official preliminary to the Miss America Organization competition.

Morgan Baird, a 16-year old student at Scottsbluff High School, was named Miss Kool-Aid Days Outstanding Teen and awarded a $500 cash scholarship. Baird was also named a finalist at the Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen competition in 2018; she will once again compete for the state title in Omaha next Spring.

Dezere Woodson was named 1st Runner Up to Miss Kool-Aid Days and awarded a $100 cash scholarship. Phoenix Stanford was named 1st Runner Up to Miss Kool-Aid Days Outstanding Teen and awarded a $100 cash scholarship.

Click here to watch as both Makinzie and Morgan were crowned July 29, thanks to Miss Douglas County 2018 Krista Hinrichs.

Two more local pageants will take place on both sides of the state this fall. The Miss Omaha competition is October 27 in Omaha (two titles awarded), and the Best In The West competition is November 10 in Alliance (four titles awarded). Both programs are currently accepting contestants ages 12-25 years old; please email Field Director Chris Tooley at fielddirector@missnebraska.org for more information.

The 2019 Miss Nebraska Competition will take place June 2-8, 2019 in North Platte, Nebraska. For more information, photos and interview requests, please visit www.missnebraska.org, or email marketing@missnebraska.org.

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