Pioneer Pageant picks its 2013 court
DADE CITY - New pioneer girls and boys were crowned at the 2013 Mr. & Miss Pioneer Pageant held Saturday at The Turning Point Church in Dade City. The Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City sponsors the pageant. The winners will be make public appearances and participate in museum events. Winners were Pre-Teen Miss Pioneer 2013 Tressa Trevino, 12, daughter of Pamela Saut and Eric Strickland and Jr. Miss Pioneer 2013 Shelbi Ellison, 10, daughter of Brittany Letcho and Ray Ellison. Little Miss Pioneer 2013 Leigha Sims,7, and Little Mister Pioneer 2013 Tyler Sims, 6, are sister and brother, the daughter and son of John and Terry Sims. Tiny Miss Pioneer 2013 was Alexis Manriquez, 3. Alexis is the sister of Wee Miss Pioneer 2013 Makaila Manriquez, 13 months. They are daughters of Jessica and Jasue Manriquez. Wee Mister Pioneer 2013 was Earon Hicks Jr., 1, the son of Gentry Nobles and Earon Hicks. All 2013 winners are from Dade City.Due to a lack of contestants, Miss Teen Pioneer Samantha Williamson, 15, of Dade City and Miss Pioneer Celeste Dawson, 19, of San Antonio will hold their titles for another year. Contestants were judged on poise, personality, communication skills and overall appearance.