SYLACAUGA, Ala. – This past Saturday, Oct. 1, Alana Price won Miss Sylacauga 2023 while Alison Terrell was crowned Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen 2023.
The competition was held at B.B. Comer High School’s auditorium, a change from the yearly venue of Sylacauga High School.
Also appearing and performing at the event were last year’s winners: Lacey Wood (Miss Sylacauga 2022) and Isabella Kirkland (Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen 2022).
Hailey Adams, the reigning Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, and Michael Giddens of RadioAlabama emceed for the evening.
Miss Sylacauga 2023 Alana Price is a senior at Sylacauga High School (SHS) and is the daughter of Edward and Casey Price.
She performed “True Love’s Kiss” from “Enchanted” on the piano and her Social Impact Initiative is Hometown Helpings focused on food insecurity. Alana was awarded the Centre Stage Dance Academy Scholarship, Red Carpet Award, Most Talented and the $500 Beth Yates Fine Arts Council Performing Arts Scholarship. She also walked away with a $2,300 general cash scholarship for being crowned Miss Sylacauga.
Alison Terrell, Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen 2023, is a junior at Sylacauga High School and is the daughter of Allen and Stephanie Terrell.
She sang “In My Dreams” from “Anastasia” and her Social Impact Initiative is Buckle Up Sylacauga. Allison was awarded the $150 Jane McKinnon Vaughn Miss Congeniality Award, the Janie Giddens Voice Scholarship, Red Carpet and On-Stage Question Award, Most Talented and the $200 Beth Yates Fine Arts Council Performing Arts Scholarship. She also walked away with a $500 general cash scholarship for being crowned Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen.
Allison will move on to compete for Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen on March 3-4, 2023, at Thompson High School. Alana will vie for the title of Miss Alabama on June 28 through July 1, 2023, at Samford University.
The evening also highlighted girls ages 7-11 who took part in the Rising Stars program which is not a competition but rather a mentoring and learning platform. Three Rising Stars were selected to serve this next year alongside Miss Sylacauga and Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen.
Rising Stars to Miss Sylacauga are Henley Connell and Harper Forbus, and the Outstanding Teen Rising Star is Harper Sims.