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Boddie wins first alternate

MOBILE — Kayla Nicole Boddie of Chilton County won first alternate and $750 in the Miss Alabama Agriculture pageant during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 87th annual meeting in Mobile Monday night.

Boddie is the 17-year-old daughter of Steve and Leigh Ann Boddie of Verbena and is a senior at Chilton County High School.

Casey East of Pike County was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture. Miss East is a 22-year-old student at Troy University and the daughter of Philip and Kathy East of Banks.

As the winner, she received a $2,000 scholarship and the use of a new Dodge Charger for the next year. Miss East will represent Alfa Farmers at a variety of events during the coming year where she will promote the state’s largest industry – agriculture. The pageant is sponsored by the Federation’s Young Farmers Division.

Erica Kathleen McDaniel of Pickens County won second alternate and received $500. She is the 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny McDaniel of Gordo. She is a junior at the University of Alabama.

Kaitlyn Shay Smith of Mobile County won third alternate and $300. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Sharon and Robert Tate, and is a freshman at the University of Alabama.

Kayla Nichole Moore of Houston County was selected as Miss Congeniality by the other contestants who participated in the pageant and received a silver tray. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Darin and Starla Moore of Dothan. She is a freshman at George C. Wallace Junior College in Dothan.

— from staff reports