School to host annual pageant

By NIKKI SMITH,

Petal High School students are preparing for the annual Beauty and Beau Pageant, which will be held Sept. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is “A Star-Studded Evening.”

The​ ​Petal​ ​High​ ​School​ ​Speech​ ​and​ ​Debate​ ​team​ ​will host ​the 46th​ ​Annual​ ​Beauty​ ​and​ ​Beau​ ​Pageant ​in​ ​the​ ​Petal Performing​ ​Arts​ ​Center.​ The team will be introduced, as they have worked hard to put the show together.

Contestants from freshmen to seniors will compete in the pageant with their eyes on the crown and the title of Most Beautiful of their respective class.

Eight beauties will be selected each evening.

Contestants ​will​ ​be judged​ ​on​ ​beauty​ ​and​ ​overall​ ​presence,​ ​which​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​poise,​ ​posture,​ ​modeling,​ ​facial expression ​and​ ​the​ ​fit​ ​and​ ​appropriateness​ ​of​ ​their​ ​dress.

On​ ​Sept. ​14,​ ​the​ ​freshmen and sophomores will compete. On the following evening, the junior and senior pageant will take place.

The ladies will not be the only ones to take the stage in competition. ​Also​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​the​ ​pageant​ ​are​ ​10 beaus​ ​elected​ ​by​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body. They are selected from the junior and senior classes evenly.

Male contestants ​will​ ​be​ ​compete​ ​for​ ​the​ ​title​ ​of​ ​Most​ ​Handsome​ ​of​ ​their​ ​class.

The​ ​Master​ ​of​ ​Ceremonies​ ​for​ ​the​ ​event​ ​will​ ​be​ ​Petal​ ​Speech​ ​and​ ​Debate​ ​Alumnus​ ​Greg Howard.

While​ ​tabulations​ ​are​ ​being​ ​made,​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​will​ ​be​ ​entertained​ ​by​ ​The​ ​Beau Show.​

​The​ ​beaus​ ​dance​ ​to​ ​classic​ ​movie​ ​songs,​ ​while​ ​providing​ ​humorous​ ​entertainment to​ ​the audience​ ​while​ ​they​ ​wait​ ​for​ ​the​ ​beauties​ ​to​ ​be​ ​named.