Winners Named in Miss UACCM Pageant

(L to R): Jacquelynn Wilson, Second Runner-Up; Aspen Shirley, First Runner-Up; Baylee Westcott, Miss UACCM; Ashley Reyes, 4th Runner-Up; Emily Word, 3rd Runner-Up
By Linda Zambrano 

Baylee Westcott, 18, of Springfield was crowned Ms. UACCM 2019 after competing in the thirteenth annual UACCM Pageant on Saturday, November 9, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

Westcott is the daughter of Tammy Spires-Westcott from Springfield. She is in her third semester, pursuing an Associate of Arts in General Education degree. Upon graduating from UACCM, Wescott will transfer to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to major in pre-law. She plans to attend law school and one day own her own firm.

Wescott was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the UACCM’s Chancellor’s Office, a floral bouquet courtesy of Plummer’s Flowers and Gifts, Morrilton, and a product basket courtesy of Hairport, Morrilton. She also received gift certificates from Morrilton businesses, including Magie Ford Lincoln Co., Merle Norman & More, and Southern Roots Hair Salon.

The first runner-up, Aspen Shirley of Dover, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the UACCM Chancellor’s Office and gift certificates from Merle Norman & More and Southern Roots Hair Salon. The second runner-up received a gift certificate from Merle Norman & More.

Hosted by UACCM’s SkillsUSA chapter, the pageant was open to current UACCM students and girls between the ages of birth and 17 years old. Apart from seven additional categories, those who competed for the title of Ms. UACCM were judged on beauty, professionalism, speech presentation, and interview skills.

“We are so thankful for all of the contestants and the businesses in our surrounding communities who supported our pageant,” Linda Zambrano, pageant director, said. “Also, a special thank you goes to those who came to support the girls who entered the pageant. All of the proceeds from the pageant go to the UACCM SkillsUSA chapter to send students to state and national competitions, so our students appreciate the generous support of all.”

The winners of each category are as follows:

Ms. UACCM:  
Baylee Westcott, Springfield, daughter of Tammy Spires-Westcott
1st Runner-Up: Aspen Shirley, Dover, daughter of David & Dawn Shirley
2nd Runner-Up: Jacquelynn Wilson, Morrilton, daughter of James & Sharon Wilson
3rd Runner-Up: Emily Word, Conway, daughter of Donnie & Tonia Word
4th Runner-Up: Ashley Reyes, Russellville, daughter of Henry & Brenda Reyes

Baby Miss UACCM:  
Kayla Hoelzeman, Morrilton, daughter of Kenny & Jennifer Hoelzeman
1st Runner-Up: Everly Duvall, Morrilton, daughter of Kyle and Brittany Duvall

Tiny Miss UACCM
 Linleigh Mashburn, Casa, daughter of Christopher & Jessica Mashburn
1st Runner-Up: Izabella Zavala, Clinton, daughter of Fernando & Clara Zavala
2nd Runner-Up: Jersey Massey, Morrilton, daughter of Kasja Thuston & Marquez Massey

Petite Miss UACCM:  
Chloe Sims, Oppelo, daughter of Tori Martin & Dustin Sims
1st Runner-Up: Emma Polk, Bee Branch, daughter of Skyler & Angel Polk
2nd Runner-Up: Emily Johnson, Welch, Oklahoma, daughter of Chad & Amber Johnson
3rd Runner-Up: Nevaeh James, Morrilton, daughter of Lawana Foster

Little Miss UACCM
 Jasey Davis, Adona, daughter of Les & Amy Davis
1st Runner-Up: Linley Hamlin, Bigelow, daughter of Joseph & April Hamlin
2nd Runner-Up: April Ledford, Delaware, daughter of Alexis & Holden Brasel and Brandon & Amanda Ledford
3rd Runner-Up: Willow Isbell, Russellville, daughter of Forrest & Brittany Isbell

Princess Miss UACCM
 Addison Swift, Russellville, daughter of Brad & Melinda Swift
1st Runner-Up: Raelee Pyzer, Springfield, daughter of Kristofer & April Pyzer
2nd Runner-Up: Anna Young, Casa, daughter of David & Amanda Young
3rd Runner-Up: Bella Chance, Morrilton, daughter of Hayley Stewart & Joshua Chance

Pre-Teen Miss UACCM:  
Laynie Staggs, Greenbrier, daughter of Shane Staggs & Angela Haynie
1st Runner-Up: Ava Young, Casa, daughter of David & Amanda Young

Teen Miss UACCM:  
Makenzie Storment, Russellville, daughter of Jamie & Cassandra Storment
1st Runner-Up: Audrey Standridge, Greenbrier, daughter of Gracie & Shane Staggs and Keith Bryant


Go here to view photos of the Miss UACCM Pageant.


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