Abbey Eriksson was crowned Miss Springville-Mapleton 2012 at the pageant held at Springville High School on March 31, 2012. Cheyenne Murillo is first attendant and Kaisa Goodman is second attendant. Additional pageant contestants were Natalie Hickey, Haley Hoffman, Jenni Billings, and Mckenzy Smith.
The evening was emceed by Allan Mount and Alexandria Murillo, Miss Springville-Mapleton 2011. After the National Anthem, all of the contestants performed the opening production number, set to the pageant’s theme “The Best is Yet to Come.” Wearing black costumes and top hats, each girl was introduced to the cheers of the crowd.
The contestants then participated in the four areas of the pageant: Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit; Talent; On-stage Interview; and Evening Wear.
Natalie Hickey, the daughter of John and Emily Hickey, performed a monologue titled “Roller Coaster Breakup.” Her platform was “Inspire Literacy,” and her hostess was Jessica Smith. Natalie is a senior at Maple Mountain High School. She loves to act, and plans to attend BYU in the fall to pursue a career as a health and physical education teacher.
Haley Hoffman, the daughter of Dave and Jennifer Hoffman, performed a vocal solo, “L.O.V.E.” Her platform was “Honor the Beauty Within,” and her hostess was Emily Peterson. Haley is a junior at Springville High School and is also taking course at UVU. She sings with SHS choirs and plans to pursue a career in fashion design and textiles.
Abbey Eriksson, the daughter of Paul and Amber Eriksson, performed a contemporary dance solo titled “Hometown.” Her platform was “Your Voice, Your Vote,” and her hostess was Kami Creer. Abbey, a senior at Maple Mountain High School, has been dancing since the age of four. She has performed with numerous ballet groups and plans to attend UVU, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Dance.
Jenni Billings, the daughter of Richard and Betsy Billings, performed a Contemporary Ballet piece, “Glory.” Her platform was “Inspiring Youth through the Arts,” and her hostess was Emily Johnson. Jenni has been dancing since the age of three. She is a student at UVU, majoring in Ballet Performance. She enjoys all types of dance, and plans to pursue a career as a professional dancer and choreographer.
Kaisa Goodman, the daughter of Michael and Tina Goodman, performed a Classical Vocal number, “Love Look Away.” Her platform was “Adoption, a Great Option,” and her hostess was Katrina Witt. Kaisa has sung all her life and trained in classical singing for the past three years. She will attend Dixie State College in the fall, where she has received scholarships for academics and soccer. She plans to pursue a major in Nursing and a minor in Vocal Performance.
Cheyenne Murillo, the daughter of Alex and Robin Murillo, performed a Jazz Dance, “Libertango.” Her platform was “Art with a Heart,” and her hostess was Andrea Robertson. Cheyenne started dancing at four years of age and performs with Center Stage Studios. Cheyenne is a student at Maple Mountain High School. After high school, she plans to major in Business with a minor in Culinary Arts. She hopes to have her own business in Fashion Design and Merchandising.
Mckenzy Smith, the daughter of Reed and Kari Smith, performed a monologue titled “Addictions,” which she wrote herself. Her platform was “Seeing the Positive through the Negative,” and her hostess was Nikki Kappas. Mckenzy is a senior at Springville High School, where she enjoys participating in Drama. She will attend UVU in the fall, focusing on Humanitarian Service and Theatre, and hopse to dedicate her career to addiction prevention.
The pageant also featured dance and vocal performances by Miss Springville-Mapleton 2011, Alexandria Murillo, and host Allan Mount.
Cheyenne Murillo was recognized for raising $405 for the pageant’s National Platform, Children’s Miracle Network. Jenni Billings was awarded the Spirit of Miss Springville-Mapleton recognition, and Abbey Eriksson was named Most Photogenic.
Pageant co-directors were Heather Randall, Rebeka Gappmayer, and Karin Smith. Judges were Renata Smith, Traci Smith, Michael Miller, Dallas Dean, and Renea Scott.
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