MusicWorks Students Take the Stage at the 75th Annual Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant!
Three talented, poised, and beautiful young ladies from MusicWorks Studio of Performing Arts will take the stage in Raleigh this week for the 75th annual Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant. Representing Asheville and surrounding counties is Miss Asheville’s Outstanding Teen Brynna Sinyard. Brynna will be competing for the title of Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen. She will compete in four preliminary categories: Judges’ Interview, Physical Fitness, Talent, and Evening Gown. The top-ten finalist teen competition will be held on Friday evening at 5:00pm in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. At the conclusion of the evening, a new young lady will be crowned Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and will go on to compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, Florida. Brynna has been a student at MusicWorks for 9 years. She is a private voice student with MusicWorks director, Lynne Meyer, and also studies ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, and musical theater. She has performed in several MusicWorks productions including ANNIE (“Annie”); BEAUTY and the BEAST (“Babette”); ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (“Ti Moune”), and SEUSSICAL (“Mayzie”). For the talent portion of the competition, Brynna will perform the vocal solo, “Believe in Me” from the Disney Cruise Production, TWICE CHARMED.
Also attending the Miss North Carolina Pageant this week are the two local Carolina Princesses: Reagan Mulvey, Miss Blue Ridge Valley Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess; and Keely Cherry, Miss Asheville’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess. The Carolina Princess Program is established for young ladies ranging in age from 6 to 12. Carolina Princesses are present the week of the Miss North Carolina/Miss NCOT Pageants, participating in the production as well as attending promotional events with their mentor. At 11am Friday morning, June 21st, the Carolina Princesses will compete for title of Miss North Carolina’s Carolina Princess and Miss Teen North Carolina’s Outstanding Princess. There are two on-stage phases of competition for these young ladies: Formal Wear and Talent. For her talent competition Miss Blue Ridge Valley’s Outstanding Teen Carolina Princess Reagan Mulvey will perform the vocal solo “Shy” from the musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Reagan has been a dance, voice, and musical theater student at MusicWorks for 6 years and has appeared in several featured roles including “Molly” in ANNIE and “Chip” in BEAUTY and the BEAST. In the fall she will be performing the role of “Flounder” in the MusicWorks production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. Reagan is a rising 4th grader at Jonathan Valley Elementary School. Miss Asheville’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess, Keely Cherry, is a rising 6th grader at Waynesville Middle School. She is a third generation traditional clogger, and for her talent presentation she will perform a clogging solo to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. Keely has been a student at MusicWorks for 5 years and studies voice, dance, and musical theater. She will also be appearing in the MusicWorks production of THE LITTLE MERMAID in the role of “Sebastian”.
Earlier this week, Reagan Mulvey, Miss Blue Ridge Valley’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess was awarded 1st place in the Carolina Princess Essay Award. Each Carolina Princess was asked to submit an essay entitled “My American Hero” and Reagan selected her grandfather as her American hero. For her award-winning essay, Reagan was given a $100.00 cash prize along with a certificate. Both Reagan and Miss Asheville’s Outstanding Teen Carolina Princess, Keely Cherry, were given special recognition as “Honor Roll” students for the 2012-2013 academic year.