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2007 Miss Johnston County Contestants

(L-R)  Kim Van Pelt, Leigh Anne Stutts, Brandy Hardison, Chelsea Ingram (Miss Johnston County 2007)
Savak Allen, Leah Hutchins (1st runner up), Jessica Winders, Lindsay Spence (2nd runner up)


Miss Johnston County 2007 & Miss Johnston County Outstanding Teen 2007

Chelsea Ingram & Bindhu Parmathi



MNC Field Director for Johnston County
Anthony O. Vann

Jonathan Brown

Tiffany Sanders

Cecelia Weaver

Anita Huffman

Cyndi Joyner

Steve Edwards

'07 Queen - Chelsea Ingram

Executive Director
Heather Balance-Brown

Jamie Ballance

Karen Davis

Gregory Weaver

Sean Wall

Judy Ballance

Craig Olive

'07 OT - Bindhu Parmathi




  Ask any pageant participant or former Miss Johnston County title holder and she will affirm that the Miss Johnston County program can change your life.  Every young woman is a winner with this strong and supportive committee.  Our young women earn scholarships, gain self-confidence, learn public speaking and leadership skills and make friends that last a lifetime.  The pageant is held annually the first Saturday in  February at The Historic Clayton Center in Clayton, North Carolina.  Contestant meetings begin in January and rehearsals are held the week of the pageant.


  It is an honor to represent the wonderful people of Johnston County!  Nowhere will you find such friendly people, willing to jump right in and support their queens.  However, when the crown is placed upon your head, to whom much is given, much is expected.   It is much more that being a beauty queen.  Miss Johnston County is a woman involved and interested in the community she represents.  She is civic minded, goal-oriented and career driven.  She is a woman charged with the duty to become an immediate part of the needs of Johnston County.  She has a voice to be heard and a message to be delivered.

  Miss Johnston County  makes appearances representing Johnston County in area parades, festivals, state and local pageants and many other community events.  She is a woman who will be prompt, friendly and appropriate in appearance and demeanor at all times.  Much of her year of service is focused promoting her community service platform.  As of 2007, the Miss America Organization requires that each local winner also promote and serve the national platform, the Children's Miracle Network.  Each local contestant around the state will be required to raise at least $100.00 to compete on the local level.  This is a very rewarding charity to be involved in and it is a wonderful feeling to know you played a part on the MAO National Platform.

  As a preliminary to the Miss North Carolina and Miss America Pageants, Miss Johnston County represents our area in the Miss North Carolina Pageant held every June in Raleigh.  This is an exciting week of events in which young women from across the state meet to compete for the title of Miss North Carolina which will give the winner  the opportunity to compete in the Miss America Pageant in September of that year.  Talk to a former Miss Johnston County and she will agree that this is one of the most exciting and rewarding events as a title holder.

  Glitz and glamour aside, the most rewarding part of holding the title of Miss Johnston County is becoming a local celebrity and ambassador for the communities of Smithfield, Selma, Clayton, Four Oaks, Micro, Willow Springs, Wilson Mills Pine Level, Benson, Meadow, Princeton and Kenly.  As the Johnston County Queen, you should make yourself available as much as possible to local Chambers of Commerce, local Government Officials and schools to assist when needed.  What you give to this community you will get back so much more in support and opportunities.  People really take notice when they see their queen with her crown, so use the opportunity to make a difference in this community by touching the lives of others.


  The benefits are too numerous to count.  One benefit is the scholarship assistance to further your future education plans.  Our Queens use the year of their reign to gain a name for themselves in the Johnston County communities.  Best of all is the difference you can make in the lives of others and the support you can foster for your chosen platform.  There are so many opportunities to speak to various clubs and civic groups and educate them about your platform and the Children's Miracle Network. 

  If you are in need of college scholarships, have the passion to be an advocate for a particular platform that you hold dear and would like to take on the challenge of a title holder, the Miss Johnston County Scholarship Pageant Organization may be right for you.  Its benefits and opportunities are limitless and the exposure will prepare you for almost any future dream or ambition you may have.


Young women ages 17 to 24 wishing to participate in the Miss Johnston County Scholarship Pageant Program should meet one of   the following requirements:
1)be a legal resident of Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson or Harnett Counties
2)be a full time student at a high school or college student in either of the counties mentioned in #1
3)be employed full-time at a business or company in any of the counties mentioned in #1
*other rules and regulations may apply
If interested in competing in the 2008 Miss Johnston County Pageant contact the Miss Johnston County Scholarship Pageant Executive Director: Heather Balance-Brown for an application and more information.



Participants in the Miss Johnston County Pageant compete in five categories:




Evening Wear-20%

On-Stage Question 5%

Scoring is on a 1-10 Point Scale with 10 being the highest possible score.  The highest and lowest scores are discarded and the others are averaged together for the total score in each particular category.  Usually the top five contestants are announced and the winner and runners-up are determined by a final ballot vote.

*contestant awards may vary depending upon number of contestants in pageant



  There are many wonderful and generous individuals who give tirelessly of their time resources and talents that make the Miss Johnston County Scholarship Pageant Organization what it is today.  More help is always needed and encouraged.  If you are a person willing to commit to this wonderful and exciting organization and to positively promote or support this program, please contact  Heather Balance-Brown or our reigning Queen, Chelsea Ingram at Miss Johnston County 2007

  We would love to have you join our outstanding group of volunteers.  We will be beginning plans soon for our 2008 pageant and we would welcome your support.



  The North Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant is a new addition to the Johnston County Scholarship Pageant Program.  2007 marks our third year crowning an outstanding teen.  Young ladies ages 13 to 17 are eligible to participate.  Residency requirements are the same as for the Miss Contestants.  The Outstanding Teen Pageant takes place in conjunction with the Miss pageant. The winner of this pageant will compete in the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant during the Miss North Carolina Pageant in June.  The winner of the NC OT Pageant will compete for the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant Crown in September of that year.  For more information contact Heather Balance-Brown.



Johnston County also offers a pageant for girls and boys of all ages!  Titles include Baby Miss Johnston County (ages-0 to 12 months), Doll Miss Johnston County (ages-13 to 24 months), Wee Miss Johnston County (3 to 4 years), Tiny Miss Johnston County (5 to 6 yrs), Little Miss Johnston County (7-9 years), Junior Miss Johnston County (10-12 yrs.) Young Miss Johnston County (ages-13 to 15 yrs.), Teen Miss Johnston County (16-18 yrs), Miss Johnston County (19-24yrs.)  If we have 20 or more contestants we do two Majestic -Mini Majestic and Majestic Miss.  For the young men the pageant offers Baby Mister (0-15 months), Wee Mister (16 to 30 months), Tiny Mister (31 months to 4 yrs.), Little Mister (5-7 yrs.), Mister Johnston County (8-9 yrs.) Next year's Youth Pageant will take place the morning of the Miss Johnston County Pageant.  For more information contact Heather Balance-Brown.




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