Gilda Ray Reed of Houston was crowned Miss Texas County 2011 at Saturday’s annual scholarship pageant hosted at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds.
More than 300 people attended afternoon and evening shows. Scholarships awarded during both programs totaled more than $2,000.
Erika Hebron, Miss Missouri 2010, made a special appearance during the evening show and signed autographs.
Pageant winners were:
–Tiny Miss Texas County: Laura-Lynn McNutt, Houston; First runner-up, Samantha Bowin, Yukon; Photogenic, Ashley McGowan, Mountain Grove.
–Little Miss Texas County: Kasey Richards, Licking; First runner-up, Morgan Farris, Macon; Second runner-up, Kristen Johnson, Cabool; Third runner-up, Aliyah Walker, Houston; Fourth runner-up, Sarah Purcell, Raymondville; Photogenic, Madison Reed, Houston and Purcell.
–Petite Miss Texas County: Kim Tieu, Houston; First runner-up, Charlie Sue Jadwin, Houston; Second runner-up, Athena Hood, Licking; Photogenic, Brazienna Hook, Plato.
–PreTeen Miss Texas County: Emily Norris, Mountain Grove; First runner-up, Alexis Fuwell, Houston; Second runner-up, Indiana Morning, Houston. Photogenic, Norris.
–Miss Texas County’s Outstanding Teen: Dusti Turner, Houston; First runner-up, Samantha Caraway, Kirksville; Second runner-up, Madison Bonebrake, Houston; Photogenic, Emily Davidson, Houston.
–Miss Texas County: Reed, Houston; First runner-up: Emily Haines, Rolla; Second Runner-up, Alexandria Steele, Hollister; Third runner-up, Diane Chapman; Photogenic.
Reed and Turner will compete next summer in the Miss Missouri Pageant in Mexico, Mo.