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(Contributed) Stanly County Fire Queen competitors, from left, front row, are: Elizabeth Maness, Bailey Smith, Peyton Hallman, Miss Stanly County Fire Queen 2017 Emma Loflin; back row: Graci Hudson, Breanna Swaringen and Brooklyn Simpson.

Competitors prepare for Miss Stanly County Fire Queen Pageant

The Stanly County Fire Queen Pageant will be at 11:30 a.m. July 4 during Oakboro’s Fourth of July Celebration.
Competing for the title this year are:

• Representing Oakboro Fire Department: Elizabeth Eloise Maness, the 21-year-old daughter of Johanna Martin and Dana Maness.
She attends Catawba College and will graduate in May 2019.

• Representing Norwood Center Rural Fire Department: Peyton Jean Hallman, the 19-year-old daughter of Retta Whitley and Paul Hallman, and stepfather Donald Forkey.
She attends Wingate University.

• Representing West Stanly Fire Department: Brooklyn Grace Simpson, the 16-year-old daughter of James and Jennifer Flowe and Josh Simpson.
She attends West Stanly High School.

• Representing Endy Fire Department: Graci Rena Hudson, the 16-year-old daughter of Ronald and Connie Hudson.
She is a senior at Stanly Early College High School.

• Representing Bethany Fire Department: Morgan Bailey Smith, the 19-year-old daughter of Chris and Brandy Smith.
She will attend Stanly Community College in the fall.

• Representing Aquadale Fire Department: Breanna Nicole Swaringen, the 17-year-old daughter of Mike and Sherry Swaringen.
She plans to attend Stanly Community College in the fall.

• Representing New London Fire Department: Kathleen (Kate) White, the 17-year-old daughter of Jessica White.
She attends North Stanly High School.

Peyton Jean Hallman

Kathleen (Kate) White

Graci Rena Hudson

Miss Stanly County Fire Queen 2017 Emma Loflin

Elizabeth Eloise Maness

Brooklyn Grace Simpson

Breanna Nicole Swaringen

Morgan Bailey Smith