Jaicee Hair crowned Miss Nephi 2018
MISS NEPHI ROYALTY • Jaicee Hair, center, was crowned Miss Nephi 2018 on Saturday night. Her attendants are Megan Davis, left, 1st attendant, and Hannah Petersen, 2nd attendant.
By Rebecca Dopp
After an exciting night filled with talent and beauty, six contestants awaited the results of the Miss Nephi Scholarship Pageant, held on Saturday, March 3rd.
Academic, Talent, Miss Photogenic and Spirit of the Pageant awards were announced first. Miss Nephi Director Jaime John then announced the royalty.
Jaicee Hair, contestant number 6, was shocked as she was announced Miss Nephi 2018. As reality set in, she came forward, hands clasped to her face, and accepted the crown.
Her attendants are Megan Davis, 1st attendant, daughter of Brent and Linda Davis, and Hannah Petersen, 2nd attendant, daughter of Dr. Doug and Fran Petersen.
Hair, a senior at Juab High School, performed a vocal solo, “Never Enough” from the musical “The Greatest Showman” for her talent. As part of the onstage question, she was asked about her platform, “Type One Diabetes Awareness.”
As the new Miss Nephi, she will receive a $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by Nephi City, crown, sash, flowers and parade dress.
She is the daughter of Byron and Alison Hair.
Davis, a senior at Juab High School, performed a vocal solo, “The Girl in 14G”. She was asked about her platform, “Supporting Youth in the Arts”, as part of her onstage question.
As the 1st attendant, she will receive a $700 scholarship, crown, sash, flowers and parade dress. She was also the recipient of the Talent Award and received $300. This award was sponsored by Lisa Blackett, Annalee Dinkel, Linda Davis, Donni Pay and Verena Lenhart.
Petersen, also a senior at Juab High School, performed a lyrical dance to “What A Feeling.” She was asked about her platform, “Changing Lives One Smile at a Time,” during the onstage question portion of the evening.
As 2nd attendant, she will receive a $600 scholarship, crown, sash, flowers and parade dress. She was also the recipient of the Academic Award and received $300. This award was sponsored by AZOMITE, Central Valley Medical Center, and the Nephi Chamber of Commerce.
The Miss Photogenic Award, sponsored by Livingston Photography, went to Rhylee Steed, daughter of Josh Steed and Kailey Steed. She received $100.
The Spirit of the Pageant Award, sponsored by Nephi City, went to Rachel Wilson, daughter of Robert and Angelica Wilson. She received $100.
Co-emcees for the evening were Miss Nephi 2017, Hannah Robins, and Miss Utah 2017, JessiKate Riley.
The new royalty will represent Nephi City at various parades and events throughout the year.