Set to a Valentine Theme, seven young ladies were selected for the beauty divisions and two young ladies won separate talent contests in the 27th annual Little-Teen Miss Cobb County Pageant at LaBelle Elementary School in Marietta, Feb. 10. Sponsored by the Miss Cobb County Pageant, winners will be special guests at the Miss Cobb County Pageant set for August. Emcees for the day included Emily Cook Ward, Miss Cobb County 2009 and Miss Georgia 2009, and Carley Vogel, Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen 2018.
The new community public relations ambassadors will be invited to ride in area parades including the Marietta July 4th parade and the Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival parade in April. They will receive passes to the North Georgia State Fair.
Tiny Miss Cobb County: Presley Barnett, the daughter of Chad and Kayla Barnett of Marietta. She loves riding horses, dancing and playing with her cousins.
Petite Miss Cobb County: Brooke Byerly, the daughter of Jon and Tristen Byerly of Kennesaw. She is a first grader at Kennesaw Elementary School. She likes playing soccer, taking care of her sister and working in arts and crafts.
Little Miss Cobb County: Heaven Ross, the daughter of Vanessa Armstead of Marietta. She is a member of the third grade at Russell Elementary School. She loves singing, reading and baking with a goal to own her own bakery one day.
PreTeen Miss Cobb County: Morgan Elizabeth Kennedy, the daughter of David and Michelle Kennedy of Dallas. She is a seventh grader at East Paulding Middles School. A dancer since the age of 2, she is a competitive dancer with many local and national titles.
Junior Miss Cobb County: Gracie Taylor, the daughter of Paul and Beth Taylor of Newman. She is a freshman at Trinity Christian School. She excels as a member of the volleyball team and volunteers at the Joy Prom.
Teen Miss Cobb County: Tori Thompson, the daughter of Glenn and Heike Thompson of Newman. She is a tenth grader at Trinity Christina School. She is an outstanding tennis player for her school, loves animals and works with rescue dogs and pet adoption.
Cobb’s Mother and Daughter: Meredith and Olivia Pope of Atlanta captured this new title. Tom Pope is the proud husband and father. Daughter Olivia is a third grader at Atlanta Speech School. The mother and daughter team enjoy showing their love on the tennis court and enjoy riding Arabian horses.
Cobb’s Talented PreTeen: Kayli Copeland, the daughter of Lily Du of Duluth. She is a sixth grader at Coleman Middle School. She dazzled the judges with her ballet en pointe performance to “Esmeralda.” A competitive dancer, she has qualified for the finals of the Youth American Grand Prix at Lincoln Center in NYC in April.
Cobb’s Talented Teen: Sydney Lopes, the daughter of Lynn Lopes of Smyrna. She is a junior vocal major and drama minor at Pebblebrook High School, Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts. She gave a dynamic vocal performance of Donnie Hathaway’s “A Song for You” to win the talent title. She recently starred in the role of Sister Mary Patrick in the Pebblebrook production of “Sister Act” at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.
More information on the pageant or the Miss Cobb County Pageant in August may be obtained by contacting Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378, or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.