Meet our 2022 winners

Miss Zebulon – Sarah Beth Howard

Sarah Beth Howard is the 19-year-old daughter of Curtis and Tracy Howard. She is a senior at the University of Chapel Hill where she is majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Media & Technology Studies and Production. She is an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen – Kerrigan Brown

Kerrigan Brown is the 16-year-old daughter of Kerry Brown. She is a junior at Cape Fear High School and resides in Spivey’s Corner. Kerrigan loves soccer, dancing, spending time with her 3 siblings, and all things marvel. Kerrigan is a competitive dancer earning titles both on the regional, state, and national levels. Just this year with covid, Kerrigan picked up a new sport earning her a regional top honor, east conference player of the year, and state ranking in track and field. In middle school, Kerrigan fell in love with the game of soccer which brought the diagnosis of exercise-induced asthma leading her to her platform “Just Breathe” adolescent asthma awareness. As an advocate for the allergy and asthma foundation of America, Kerrigan’s love of bringing education and awareness to this disease is her hope to make someone’s next breath a little bit easier.

Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen – Kerrigan Brown

Kerrigan Brown is the 16-year-old daughter of Kerry Brown. She is a junior at Cape Fear High School and resides in Spivey’s Corner. Kerrigan loves soccer, dancing, spending time with her 3 siblings, and all things marvel. Kerrigan is a competitive dancer earning titles both on the regional, state, and national levels. Just this year with covid, Kerrigan picked up a new sport earning her a regional top honor, east conference player of the year, and state ranking in track and field. In middle school, Kerrigan fell in love with the game of soccer which brought the diagnosis of exercise-induced asthma leading her to her platform “Just Breathe” adolescent asthma awareness. As an advocate for the allergy and asthma foundation of America, Kerrigan’s love of bringing education and awareness to this disease is her hope to make someone’s next breath a little bit easier.

Meet our Queens!

From left to right:

Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess: Paisley Kay Autry, Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen 2022: Kerrigan Brown, Miss Zebulon: Sarah Beth Howard, Miss Zebulon’s Carolina Princess: Ava Scott

Miss North Carolina Program

Becoming a Candidate Fast Facts

To participate you must:

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 25.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Meet residency requirements for participating in a certain town or state.
  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.
  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you participate.

Previous Title Holders

Miss Zebulon:  

2018, Maya Bryant

2019, Lauren Turner

2020-2021, Julia Walsh

2022, Sarah Beth Howard

To compete you must:

  • Participation fee $150
  • Be a young lady between the ages of 13 and 17
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain Local Pageant.
  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the MNCO Teen and MAO Teen organizations.
  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements for serving as MNCO Teen.
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
  • Must not be eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition

Previous Title Holders

Miss Zebulon Outstanding Teen:

2018, Yancie Mitchell

 2019, Hailey Wagner

2020-2021, Kailey Wadsworth

2022, Kerrigan Brown

Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen

Becoming a Candidate Fast Facts

Miss Zebulon’s Carolina Princess 2022, Ava Scott 

Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess, Paisley Kay Autrey 

Carolina Princess

Becoming a Candidate Fast Facts

Previous Title Holders

Miss Carolina Princesses:  

2018, Taylor Sanders

2019, Keegan Beck

 2020-2021, Lyla Ferguson

2022, Ava Scott

 

Outstanding Teen Carolina Princesses: 

2018, Molly Wheeler

2019, Payten Baines & Maya Cummings

2020-2021, Maya Wadsworth

2022, Paisley Kay Autrey

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.

To participate you must:

  • Participation Fee – $75
  • Registration Form
  • CPs receive a tiara, sash, and an official Miss Zebulon t-shirt; they will be crowned on stage by their Miss or Teen; they will perform in a special production number and the finale.
  • Minimal wardrobe requirements:
    • Production number:  To Be Determined
    • Crowning & finale:  a solid color white, floor-length dress; shoes and jewelry of your choice.
  • If the Miss or Teen that your Carolina Princess is paired with wins Miss Zebulon or Miss Zebulon’s OT title, they will be going with them to participate in Miss North Carolina week.
  • Miss Zebulon’s and Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princesses will be invited to participate in appearances when appropriate.

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

Benefits of the Program

  • 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.

Meet the Executive Directors

Tracy Alford

 

Franklin Finch

Franklin Finch

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Step 1:

Each Candidate will register using the following link:

Register for Miss Zebulon 2022

Step 2:

After a Candidate pays the $35 registration fee, the Candidate receives a receipt and the State Executive Director receives an email with the interested Candidate’s name and contact information

Step 3:

The State Executive Director  sends a follow-up email containing a welcome letter

A welcome letter with the next steps

Miss Letter

 Local Competition Registration Link

Candidate Local Competition Registration Link

However, if the Candidate is unsure of which local competition to enter, the State Director will forward the “Welcome Letter” along with a list of our state’s local competitions.

 

Step 4:

The candidate fills out the local registration and pays $75 (Only Miss is required to pay)

The Candidate will receive a receipt and the State Executive Director will receive an email confirmation that the candidate has paid to compete in the Local Competition.

At this point, State Executive Director for Miss will then email the Miss candidate and copy the local Executive Director and their Field Director for which the local candidate has registered to compete and will include Miss America Fundraising signup links in the follow-up email

Miss Candidate Profile Setup  https://spot.fun/missamerica2022

Step 5:

The Candidate will then receive the Miss America Organization State & Local Candidate Agreement from the Local Director.

2022 Miss America State and Local Candidate Application and Agreement

Step 1:

Each Candidate will register using the following link:

Register for Miss Zebulon’s Outstanding Teen 2022

 

Step 2:

After a Candidate pays the $35 registration fee, the Candidate receives a receipt and the State ED receives an email with the interested Candidate’s name and contact information

Step 3:

The State ED sends a follow-up email containing a welcome letter

  1.  A welcome letter with the next steps:

MAOTeen Letter

  1.  Local Competition Registration Link

               Candidate Local Competition Registration Link

  1.  However, if the Candidate is unsure of which local competition to enter, the State Director will forward the “Welcome Letter” along with a list of our state’s local competitions.

Step 4:

The candidate fills out the local registration (Teens please use discount code: TEENLOCAL)

The Candidate will receive a receipt and the State Executive Director will receive an email confirmation that the candidate has paid to compete in the Local Competition.

At this point, State Executive Director for Teen will then email the Teen candidate and copy the local Executive Director and their Field Director for which the local candidate has registered to compete and will include Miss America Fundraising signup links in the follow-up email

MAO Teen Candidate Profile Setup  https://spot.fund/naoteen2022

 

Step 5:

The Candidate will then receive the Miss America Organization State & Local Candidate Agreement from the Local Director.

2022 Miss America State and Local Candidate Application and Agreement

To be announced