Fifteen young women in running for Persimmon Festival queen

Fifteen young women in running for Persimmon Festival queen ceremony: 8 p.m. Monday, downtown stage

September 19, 2013, last update: 9/19 @ 8:48 am

Angela N. Moody


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Gary Moody and Sheila Taylor

Grade: Senior at Mitchell High School

Activities: Key Club, National Honor Society, SADD, Spanish club and Student Council.

Sports: Girls track and manage boys basketball

Affiliations: Tulip Street Christian Church

Employment: Millstone Dining Room at Spring Mill Inn

Higher education: Plans to attend Indiana University or Ball State

Aspirations: Athletic training or PTSD therapy

Hobbies or fun activities: Reading, traveling and meeting new people

Sponsor: Price Farms


Victoria Scarlett Kathleen Autrey


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Bonnie Williams

Grade: Sophomore at MHS

Activities: Do charity work with my mother and sister, spending time with family and friends.

Likes: I adore animals, even insects. I enjoy tattoos and piercings. I see them as art, a lifestyle and also as beauty.

Personality: Extroverted and a good listener.

Hobbies or fun activities: Drawing, sketching, writing poetry and playing video games.

Sponsor: Big Daddy’s Tattoo & Body Piercing

Note: No photograph was available.


Meghan Jade Emberton

Meghan Emberton

Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Shane Emberton, Micke and Jenny Hopper

Grade: Sophomore at MHS

Aspirations: Degree in personal and public communications

Personality: Outgoing, love meeting new people and talking with old friends.

Hobbies or fun activities: Enjoys music, dancing, singing, riding horses and camping with friends and family.

Sponsor: Maple Street Restaurant


Hannah Lynn Irwin


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Eddie Clark and Venessa Irwin

Activities: Pep Club, Tri-Hi-Y, SADD, FACS, choir

Affiliations: AMP’D Students in Bedford

Hobbies or fun activities: Love to sing, go to the gym and hang with friends. I rescue stray cats and take care of them.

Sponsor: Thelma’s Beauty Shop


Mattie Jean England


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Matt and Robyn England

Grade: Sophomore at MHS

Activities: SADD and Student Council

Sports: Varsity golf team and varsity cheerleader

Affiliations: Tabernacle of Praise and youth group

Hobbies or fun activities: Listening to music, reading and hanging out with my friends.

Sponsor: Flippin’ Out Gymnastics


Burgandy Kay Eagans

Burgandy Eagans

Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Jamie and Robert Floyd

Affiliations: Army, Indiana National Guard

Higher education: AIT job training, ROTC training and college

Aspirations: Military career, possibly a private detective.

Hobbies or fun activities: Taking care of animals

Sponsor: Employees of Loogootee Health Care and Rehabilitation


Holly Zena Wood


Residence: Huron

Parents: Robert and Laura Hoffman

Grade: Senior at MHS

Personality: A natural blond who loves putting different colors in her hair, I wear bright colors, great with people.

Hobbies or fun activities: Music and drawing

Sponsor: Randall Wood


Chelsey Renee Terrell


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Jason and Kim Terrell

Grade: Senior

Activities: Taking vocational training

Sports: Played basketball for six years

Aspirations: Become a nurse

Personality: Dedicated, loyal and responsible

Hobbies or fun activities: Horseback riding

Sponsor: Hughes Auto Repair


Irish Nicole King


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Troy and Tamara King Richason

Grade: Senior at MHS

Activities: Play the flute in band

Affiliations: Girl Scouts

Aspirations: Music teacher for elementary children

Personality: Favorite colors are Laguna blue and purple

Hobbies or fun activities: Band, reading, singing and listening to music

Sponsor: James Insurance Agency


Mia Brooke Burton

Mia Burton

Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Steve Burton and Linda Burton

Grade: Senior at MHS

Activities: Varsity basketball and varsity softball

Higher education: Indiana University in Bloomington

Aspirations: Political science; becoming a lawyer

Hobbies or fun activities: Giving back to the community, participated in the United Way Day of Caring

Sponsor: Mitchell-Orleans Exchange Club


Abbie Nicola White


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: Katonya White

Grade: Senior at MHS

Activities: Art Club, FACS Club and SADD

Personality: Enjoy the festival because it’s the week of her birthday, and the festival food

Hobbies or fun activities: Spend time with friends and family

Sponsor: Jim Orr Auto Sales


Alexis Nichole Jeffries


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: David Garrison and Jennifer Taflinger

Activities: Basketball and football manager at MHS

Affiliations: Tulip Street Christian Church

Fun activities: Hang out with friends, writing music, singing and painting.

Sponsor: Knowles Trucking Service


Jayda Marie Eubanks


Residence: Mitchell

Parents: JJ and Jamie Eubanks

Grade: Sophomore at MHS

Activities: Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y, Spanish Club, Pep club

Sports: MHS basketball team

Fun activities: Spending time with friends, fishing with her dad and watching Dance Moves with her mom

Sponsor: Magical Vacation Planner


Brittany Lynn Bell


Residence: Orleans

Parents: Bobbie Livingston and Troy Bell

Grade: Senior at MHS

Aspirations: Attend college to

become a language arts teacher

Fun activities: Reading books and spending time with family.

Sponsor: Golden Comb Beauty Salon


Kylsey Leeann Tillette


Residence: Mitchell, originally from Scottsville, Ky.

Parents: Anthony and Stacy Tillette

Future plans: Dentistry at USI

Personality: Favorite color is purple or anything bright

Sponsor: Carl Goller

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