Miss Southeast 2018

Published 9:21 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College recently announced the winner of the annual SKCTC Beauty Pageant. The pageant has been a staple of the university since 1989, and the winner always represents the school at the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival.

Contestants represented each of the five campuses. A contestant must be a full-time student, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and must not be married.

The judgment criteria consists of poise, talent and an interview with judges that happens prior to the show.

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McKensi Johnson was crowned Miss Southeast 2018 at this year’s pageant. It was hosted last month by the SKCTC Cumberland Campus. Nine students represented the various SKCTC campuses.

Johnson, the daughter of Louann and Reno Johnson of Cumberland, received a $1,000 scholarship and will represent the college as a Queen Candidate at the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in May. Summer Bailey of Pineville was named first runner-up and won the Talent Award, while Leah Evans of Harlan was second runner-up. Olivia Dixon of Harlan won Miss Congeniality.