Competing were 23 contestants from around the state. Each contestant brought gifts which were given to the Marine’s Toys for Tots! Over $65,000 of in-kind university scholarships and $700 in cash were made available to the winners. Each miss contestant donated $100 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which amounted to $1,200.
Winning the title of Miss Holiday in Dixie is Stephanie Averitt from Simpson who is a senior at Northwestern State University; Miss HID Outstanding Teen is Julia Williams from Kinder and a sophomore at Kinder High School. Julia won the interview, talent, evening gown and fitness awards as well as the overall Photogenic Award. Miss Teen HID Princess is Caroline Olson a student at Airline High School and Miss JR Teen HID is Emily Garner a 14-year-old student at North Desoto High School. Miss HID Preteen is 12 year old Caroline Marshall from West Monroe and 4-year-old Little Miss HID is Klaire Futch from Farmerville,. They will all compete at the Princess Louisiana Pageant in March.
Miss Louisiana Jazzland is Tori Thompson a student at Northwestern State University. Tori won the swimsuit and evening gown awards. Louisiana Jazzland Outstanding Teen is MacKenzie Hinderberger who is a student at Parkway High School. Little Miss Louisiana Jazzland is Ava Mitchell.
Miss Benton is Ashlynn Lanford a senior at Pineville High School and was the winner of the Community Service Award. These young ladies will not only be competing for their respective state titles but will make numerous appearances in the Shreveport/Bossier area promoting their platforms and raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network.