NEW MISS ALABAMA AGRICULTURE CROWNED IN MOBILE
Mobile Grace Davis, a 17-year-old senior from Sylacauga High School in Talladega County, was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture at the 79th annual meeting of the Alabama Farmers Federation Dec. 4 at the Mobile Civic Center.
As the new Miss Alabama Agriculture, Miss Davis will represent the Farmers Federation at functions throughout the state in the coming year and will serve as an ambassadress for agriculture--the state's largest industry. She receives a year's use of a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a $2,000 scholarship from the Alabama Farmers Federation. She also will participate in the Federation's annual Washington legislative trip in March and will serve as an ex-officio member of the State Young Farmers Committee, which sponsors the state pageant. The Young Farmers Committee is a division of the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Miss Davis is the daughter of Chuck and Lydia Davis of Sylacauga.
Heather Kengel of Dale County was chosen first alternate in the pageant and received $750. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James Kengel of Ariton.
Kerra Smith of Mobile County was second alternate and received $500. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Bruce and Rhonda Smith of Chunchula.
Jeanna Smith of Cherokee County was third alternate and received $300. She is the 20-year-old daughter of Glen and Carla Chandler and Ted and Janice Smith of Centre.
Contestants in the Miss Alabama Agriculture pageant must be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation. Contestants were judged in Sunday dress and in formal evening gowns and were scored on beauty, poise, ability to communicate and school and community activities.