Miss Eaves is runner-up at Miss Tennessee Teen
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:01 pm
SaraLynn Eaves, a 17-year-old honor student and senior from South Fulton High School, was selected as the first runner-up in the recent Miss Tennessee Teen U.S.A. pageant.
The City of Clarksville and the campus of Austin Peay State University were the hosts for the celebration of 20 years with Greenwood Productions Inc., Kimberly Payne Greenwood, executive director.
The three-day pageant consisted of a mayor’s dinner, interviews with the judges, swimsuit competition, formal gown competition, an onstage production with all contestants professionally choreographed and a question for the top five contestants. The list of contestants ranged from all over Tennessee and was broken down from 32 contestants to 15 semifinalists and then the top five finalists.
The judges were Brian Balthazar, TV host and developer of the wildly popular fourth hour of “The Today Show” with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb; Chelsey Cooley Altman, Miss USA 2005 and a top 10 finalist at Miss Universe; Blaine Bishop, a former defensive back for the Tennessee Titans; Becca Lee Nelson, model and actress who was Miss Tennessee 1996 and second runner-up in the Miss U.S.A. pageant; and Ray Sells, a 20-year veteran of television who oversees the weekly TV series “CMT INSIDE.”
In being selected as first runner-up, Miss Eaves received a $40,000 scholarship to Lindenwood University at $7,600 annually for four years, plus numerous other prizes.
She is the daughter of Brian and Angela Eaves of South Fulton and the granddaughter of Barry and Sally Bondurant and Delbert and Lynn Eaves, all of South Fulton.
After graduation, Miss Eaves plans to further her education on the college level, hoping to become a clinical dietician or physical therapist.
Published in The Messenger 10.23.12