The annual staff of Appling County High School would like to invite everyone to come out on March 24 for the 44th Annual Miss Pirate Pageant. 2011 Miss Pirate Tyler Williams will be crowning the new 2012 Miss Pirate. Tyler, the daughter of Rodney and Pam Williams. She was the salutatorian of the graduating class of 2011. She now resides in Statesboro, and attends East Georgia College. Tyler is employed as an occupational therapy tech at Optim Orthopedics.
The emcee for the evening will be Appling County High School’s very own Cameron Harrelson. Cameron is a 17 year-old junior. He is the son of Krystal and Nathan Page, and Ron and Tonya Harrelson.
At school Cameron is involved as the Junior Class President, the School Relay for Life Coordinator, and an FCA Huddle Leader. Recently, Cameron competed at the region Literary Meet and won first place in extemporaneous speaking.
Entertainment this year will include the ACHS Jazz Band under the direction of Jonathan Hickox, as well as other high school talent.
Also during the evening, the top five Mr. Pirate contestants-Josh Barber, Jake Barnes, Byron Buxton, Gunner Hale, and Gage Patton -will be vying for the title of 2012 Mr. Pirate.
The audience will be allowed to vote for Mr. Pirate throughout the pageant. Mr. Pirate 2011, Jake Herndon, the son of Rick and Ann Herndon, will assist in the crowning. Jake currently attends the University of Georgia where he participates in the UGA drum line.
Both the Miss Pirate pageant and the Mr. Pirate competition are fundraisers for the ACHS Pirate yearbook.
A portion of the proceeds raised in the Mr. Pirate competition will be donated to the Relay for Life in honor of the 2011 Homecoming Grand Marshal Janice Harrelson.
2011 Miss Pirate Tyler Williams
The pageant starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Appling County High School Fine Arts Center. Admission is $5.00 at the door.