2020 Application is now open
The crown is up for grabs. Will you be the next Miss Houston County High? The pageant will be February 29th, 2020. Apply early (by January 17th, 2020) and save $5 ($80). All applications are due by February 1st, 2020 . Please review the Important Facts and Guidelines for all the information that you need to get started with the application process. Remember that applications must be emailed to MsHocoPageant@gmail.com as a Word document by February 1st, 2020.
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2019 WINNER – MARY GRACE MOORE
The 26th Annual Miss Houston County High School Scholarship Pageant was held Saturday February 23rd, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Houston County High Theater. This pageant is a HOCO Band Sponsored event and has proven to be a very successful fundraiser this year! Erin Sullivan, Co-Owner of Peacocks Performing Arts Academy did an amazing job as pageant directors. The band was yet again blessed to have Carol Hamilton act as the Pageant coordinator.
Judging the Event were Therisa Patton, Caiveon Thomas, and Chrissy Miner. Special Performances included an amazing performance of The National Anthem by Brayden Hutcheson. The directors of HCHS band programs, Jay Davis and Rebekah Daniel, Peacocks Performing Arts Competition Team and the HCHS Brass Quintet were also featured during the pageant. Lyndsay Richardson hosted our event as Emcee.
At the end of the evening the reigning 2018 Miss HCHS, Grace Thomas, crowned Mary Grace Moore as the new 2019 Miss Houston County High School.
Mary Grace not only excels on stage but in life as well. Shes a First, Second, Third and Fourth Year Honors Student, Top 10% of Freshman Class, National Society of High School Scholars, nominated to Duke University Talent Identification Program, AP/Honors class placement, and National Honors Society member. She received Grand Prize Houston County Regional Science Fair, is a FBLA State Winner 2 years, and Trinity Baptist Church- Young Miss of the Year 2015. Mary Grace has been keynote speaker for TRIO Middle Georgia State University. Other noted accomplishments are: Carnegie Hall Performance- in Richard Burchard’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ”, lead role of Aida in HCHS’ production of “Aida”, Won Best Actress Region 6AAAAAA One Act Competition, District Honor Choir, Literary Regional Competition – vocal solo division First Place, Miss Macon’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2017- Top 15, Distinguished Young Woman of Houston County 2018, Miss HCHS 2018 Talent Winner, HCHS Got Talent First Place, School Musical- “Once on This Island”, Best Supporting Actress Thespian Troupe award 2018.
It’s not hard to see how such an accomplished young lady was able to walk away with the crown and title for 2018-2019.
For the weeks preceding the pageant, all 12 contestants worked diligently preparing for the pageant choreography, attending rehearsals, practicing for the optional talent competition, preparing the interviews and selling tickets and ads for the program.
We would like to congratulate each of our Preliminary Winners of the evening as well:
First Runner Up – Peyton Barfield
Second Runner Up – Kinley Pridgen
On behalf of the HCHS band, we would like to thank all of the local sponsors, especially Publix on 96, Will Conner & Nancy Berry with Zaxby’s on 96 and Christian Sullivan and Tricia Parker
We also sincerely give thanks to the many parent volunteers that helped with the production behind the scenes, donated food, supplies, and time to make the pageant a HUGE success!