Miss Zebulon 2019/2020 - Julia Walsh

Julia Walsh is the 22 year old daughter of Andrew and Mary Walsh. She is a Cum Laude Graduate of William Peace University in Raleigh, NC, with a degree in Musical Theater. She loves to sing, dance, act, and play the piano.

She is passionate about dyslexic children and making sure that each child receives the education and opportunities they deserve. All while trying to improve the overall quality of life of those around her Julia has raised to date $2,600 for the NC Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association. She has also raised over $2,400 in cash and collected household items totaling over $20,000 to Hurricane Florence relief, raised over $4,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and top fundraiser for the NC Azalea Festival 2021. Julia is honored to get the unique chance to serve the Zebulon community as Miss Zebulon 2019/2020.

Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen 2019/2020 - Kailey Wadsworth

Kailey is the daughter of Sally Wadsworth. She is a rising senior at St. David’s School in Raleigh, NC. She has composed her own music and poetry since the age of 8 years old. In 2020, she broke the high school’s long jump record, and as a part of the 4 by 4 relay team, she has broken her school’s record twice. She is an integral part of the lives of her friends at Green Leaf Care Center and has volunteered over 100 hours each summer at the YMCA Kinder/Wee Camp.

She is passionate about her platform “Kindness Counts”. All while trying to spread kindness to those around her, Kailey has partnered with the Zebulon Boys and Girls Club to raise enough money to provide each child there a Christmas present in 2020, taught them to play the piano, introduced some to the world of coding video games, and has hosted donation drives to provide low-income families with clothing and healthy food. Kailey is honored to get the unique chance to serve the Zebulon community as Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen 2019/2020 and looks forward to continuing to serve this community, bringing justice to all, and empowering young women.

Carolina Princesses 2019/2020

COME JOIN THE FUN! Carolina Princesses will be paired with a Miss or Teen contestant who will act as a mentor. Carolina Princesses will receive a tiara, sash, and official Miss Zebulon t-shirt; perform on stage during the pageant in a special production number; and will be crowned on stage during the pageant.

The Carolina Princess Program is a mentoring program for young girls ranging from 6 to 12 years of age. Carolina Princesses begin their mentoring with Miss and Outstanding Teen contestants at the local level. They are encouraged to join their mentor in as many appearances, volunteer opportunities, and other events as possible.

Carolina Princesses are present the week of the Miss North Carolina/Miss NCOT Pageants, and participate in the production as well as attend promotional events with their mentor. The main goal of the Carolina Princess Program is to enable young girls to have better insight to The Miss North Carolina/Miss NCOT Pageants, to learn what the Miss America program is all about, and to encourage them to become the next generation of contestants.

Next Miss Zebulon Competition

October 10, 2021 at 4:00pm

Jones Performing Arts Center, 501 N Main St. Louisburg, NC 27549

Outstanding Teen Fitness Practice

Sunday, August 29

3 PM-5 PM

Address: 810 N First Ave, Knightdale NC 27545

(OT Contestants Only)

Production Practice

Sunday, September 12

1:30 PM – 3 PM (Knightdale Station Park)

Address: 810 N First Ave, Knightdale NC 27545

(All Miss, OT and Carolina Princesses)

OT Fitness Practice

Sunday, September 12

3 PM – 5 PM (Knightdale Station Park)

Address: 810 N First Ave, Knightdale NC 27545

(OT Contestants Only)

Production Practice

Sunday, September 19

4 PM – 6 PM (Knightdale Station Park)

(All Miss, OT, and Carolina Princesses)

Production Practice

Sunday, October 3

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Knightdale Station Park)

(All Miss, OT, and Carolina Princesses)

Mandatory Full Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, October 9

3 PM – 6 PM (Louisburg College)

501 N. Main Street

Louisburg, NC 27549

(All Miss, OT, and Carolina Princesses)

(Bring Full Wardrobe)

(Opening Number Outfit for Miss, OT, and CP)

(Talent Outfit)

(Carolina Princess Outfit)

(Red Carpet Wear – Miss)

(Evening Gown- Miss and OT)

(Carolina Princess – Floor Length White Gown and White Shoes)

All Miss OT and Carolina Princesses are encouraged to attend all practices

It is mandatory to attend at least two production practices.

Sunday, October 10 – Miss Zebulon 2022

4 PM

Contact Us

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers.  MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

Established in 1921 by local Atlantic City businessmen as a way to extend the summer season, The Miss America Organization has since grown to become one of the most recognizable household names in America.

Miss America is more than a title, it’s a movement of empowering young women everywhere to achieve their dreams by providing quality scholarship assistance and honoring their commitment to helping other

  • Gain valuable experience and develop life skills that will benefit your everyday life (i.e. interview skills, public speaking, interpersonal communication, social interaction, etc.);
  • Earn quality scholarship funds for college and graduate school, regardless of whether a title is won;
  • Create awareness of your potential strengths and increase your self-confidence;
  • Find new interests and discover new opportunities;
  • Make lifelong friendships and relationships with your peers, as well as other generations;
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by using your free time in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Learn to set goals, follow them through, and exceed your expectations;
  • Develop a sense of responsibility for helping others;
  • Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals; and
  • Receive recognition for your efforts in bettering yourself and your community.

Executive Co-Directors: Tracy Alford and Franklin Finch

Public Relations & Secretary: Bevery Clark

Hospitality & Judges Co-Chairs Pat Richardson & Patricia Roberson

Treasurer: Erika Horne

General Counsel: Laura Beth Waller

Field Director: Mary Beth Dawson

Pageant Committee

Production Directors: Inga Beck & Beverly Driver

Audio Visual: Pro Audio & Video

Sound Technician: Rodney Edens


Videographer: Studio 26 Productions

Program Designer: Sherri T. Barham-Transformations

Production Staff: Joe Beck, Bonnie Billings, Morgan Billings, Dyson Beck, Debby Driver, Eddie Driver, Terri Pate, Alex Dupree, & Gus Alford