Lil Miss Westie 2015 Results

pageantWEST HAVEN, March 10, 2015 — The Little Miss Westie Pageant crowned Carrigan Intermediate School student Nora Mullins as its Overall Supreme Winner March 7 at West Haven High School and highlighted the talent of around 35 local girls.

The annual pageant is a fundraiser for the WHHS Project Graduation “Blue & White . . . Up All Night” event, a safe and substance-free celebration for WHHS seniors after their June commencement ceremony. Saturday’s show included girls of all ages, from babies to eighth-graders, and featured a dress-up portion, an interview for girls 4 years and older, a “glitz and glitter” session that encouraged girls to wear something that shows their personality, and an optional talent portion.

Representatives of the local pageant world, West Haven teachers, paraprofessionals, activity advisers and students, and coaches from the West Haven Pop Warner Seahawks cheerleading team served as judges.

All participants received prizes for superlatives, but there were top winners in a few primary categories.

noraAs the Overall Supreme Winner who also earned the title of Little Miss Westie, Nora won a spot in the West Haven Memorial Day Parade, as well as a $100 cash prize. Isabella Criscio won the People’s Choice award, an honor based upon the amount of donations each participant received in a donation jar in the WHHS lobby.

Ariana Rose was named Sean’s Angel, having earned the second highest amount of donations in her jar. Funds raised in that category will go toward a scholarship for a WHHS senior in the name of Sean Pesce, a West Haven native and WHHS graduate who was injured two years ago in Afghanistan on a tour of duty. Donations in all of the other jars will go toward Project Graduation.

In the other categories based on age range, Alyssa Seneca was crowned Mini Miss Westie; Lyllianah Getman was named Junior Miss Westie; Isabella Chambasis is this year’s Petite Miss Westie; Mackenzie Gardner was selected as Pre-Teen Miss Westie; and Luciana Cunningham was declared the Cover Winner.

Additional awards were given in categories of best dressed, best costume, best sportswear and interview, among others.