"1998 MISS AG CROWNED, NEW TALENT WINNER NAMED"
MONTGOMERY Brandy Adcock of Limestone County was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture 1998 Dec. 8 during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation's 76th annual meeting in Mobile. She was chosen from a field of 48 contestants.
Miss Adcock, the 21-year daughter of Paul and Dale Adcock, recently graduate of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., with a degree in fashion and interior design.
As Miss Alabama Agriculture, she will serve as an ambassador for Alabama agriculture and will receive a $2,000 scholarship and a year's use of a 1998 Chevrolet Camero.
Miss Adcock was also selected by her fellow contestants as the pageant's Miss Congeniality.
Brittney Brannan of Shelby County was selected by judges as first alternate and received a $750 cash prize. Other winners include Davidica Bean of Chilton County, second alternate, $500; and Amy Bamberg of Hale County, third alternate, $300.
Also Dec. 8, claiming top honors in the Federation's 1997 Talent Find Competition were Bonnie Mizell of Dale County, first place, and Tiffani Little of Baldwin County, runner-up.
Miss Mizell performed an original piano composition, "Love's Tempest," which she wrote to win the top prize of $1,000. Miss Little won a $500 cash award for her vocal performance which featured a medley of songs from the Broadway musical, "The Phantom of the Opera."
The Talent competition helps recognize, develop and promote special talents of young people in Alabama.