Lemley named Miss UACCM

Mikayla Lemley of Morrilton was crowned Miss UACCM 2016 after competing in the 10th Annual UACCM Pageant on Nov. 5 in the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

Miss UACCM 2016 Mikayla Lemley.

Lemley, 18, is a daughter of Scott and Kim Lemley of Morrilton, and is a freshman at UACCM. She is pursuing an associate of arts degree in general education. After completing the necessary courses, Lemley plans to transfer to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to become a registered nurse, specializing in neonatal care. While at Morrilton High School, she was selected as Most Outstanding in the high school band, as well as Vocational Student of the Week. Lemley was an active member of the National Beta Club throughout junior high and high school.

“By being crowned Miss UACCM, I have the opportunity to help out more [at UACCM] and even go to high schools to talk to students about how important it is to go to college to pursue a career and all of the different opportunities students have to earn scholarships,” Lemley said “I have been competing in the UACCM Pageant for about eight years now, and I’m so excited to finally be Miss UACCM.”

Lemley was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the UACCM Chancellor’s Office, a product basket courtesy of Hairport of Morrilton and a tanning package courtesy of Headhunters Beauty Salon in Morrilton. The first alternate in the Miss UACCM competition was given a $500 scholarship, and the second through fourth alternates received hair care products courtesy of Debbie’s Salon in Morrilton.

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

“I am grateful for the opportunity to help run the UACCM Pageant to help advance SkillsUSA students, provide girls of all ages a venue to compete in something they all are passionate about, and continue such a positive event for the community,” said Jayson Millheim, UACCM’s SkillsUSA chapter advisor. “It was nerve racking and fun to help put on an event that showcased our school, community, local businesses and all of the wonderful contestants. I look forward to this event next year and hopefully many years to come.”

The winners of the additional categories:

Miss UACCM — Mikayla Lemley, Morrilton, daughter of Scott and Kim Lemley

1st Alternate — Alana Lambert, Conway, daughter of Venita Mae Lambert

2nd Alternate — Ashley Raney, Mayflower, daughter of Rim and Jo Ann Raney

3rd Alternate — Loretta Carr, Greenbrier, daughter of Stella Wisler and the late Bud Hemphill

4th Alternate — Gail Eller, Center Ridge, daughter of Paul and Melissa Eller

Baby Miss UACCM — Myleigh Pruitt, Greenbrier, daughter of Lane and Ashton Pruitt

1st Alternate — Kalliope Ward, Greenbrier, daughter of Joe and Katie Ward

Tiny Miss UACCM — Mia Rosas, Morrilton, daughter of Victor and Brenda Rosas

1st Alternate — Ramira Keaton, Holly Grove, daughter of Angela Betts and Darrell Keaton

2nd Alternate — Adalynn Moore, Greenbrier, daughter of Justin and Adrienne Moore

Petite Miss UACCM — Jasey Davis, Adona, daughter of Leslie and Amy Davis

1st Alternate — Allison Byler, Morrilton, daughter of Blake and Tara Byler

2nd Alternate — Susanna Pettry, Center Ridge, daughter of Robert and Jennifer Pettry

3rd Alternate — Grace Fleetwood, Morrilton, daughter of James and Melissa Fleetwood

4th Alternate — Jo Lynn Roberts, Damascus, daughter of Chris and Jessica Roberts

Little Miss UACCM — Elisa’ Trudell, Conway, daughter of Earl and Shantee’ Trudell

1st Alternate — Lexie Maple, Conway, daughter of Brandon and Becky Maple

2nd Alternate — Lillian Peck, Morrilton, daughter of Fred and Tara Peck

3rd Alternate — Raelee Pyzer, Springfield, daughter of Kristofer and April Pyzer

Princess Miss UACCM — Addison Wyatt, Morrilton, daughter of Rachel Wyatt and James Daugherty

1st Alternate — Laynie Staggs, Greenbrier, daughter of Shane Staggs and Angie Haynie

2nd Alternate — Zoey Akin, Morrilton, daughter of Ray Akin and Elizabeth Hoyt-Akin

Pre-Teen Miss UACCM — Madilyn Davis, Perryville, daughter of Brandon and Rhonda Cook and Jason and Katie Davis

Teen Miss UACCM — Shelby Flory, Morrilton, daughter of Tim and Teresa Flory

1st Alternate — Rebecca Lewis, Clinton, daughter of Carrie Huggins and Kevin Lewis

2nd Alternate — Kailey Crocker, Bigelow, granddaughter of Martin and Monica Crocker

3rd Alternate — Kaitelyne Stover, Cleveland, daughter of Melissa Kellar

4th Alternate — Abigail Thomas, Casa, daughter of David and Amanda Thomas