Junior Cara Cash was crowned as the second-ever Miss Harlingen High School.
The Miss HHS Scholarship Pageant was held at the HCISD Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Jan.13.
The pageant saw nine contestants compete for the top spot in evening gown and talent categories.
Six finalists had the opportunity to continue to the interview portion of the contest which accounted for 50 percent of their score.
Along with her title, Cash was awarded a $2,050 scholarship which she will put towards her post-secondary studies at Texas A&M University in College Station where she will major in poultry science to become an avian veterinarian.
“I️ feel very honored and excited to represent HHS and be a positive role model for the students,” said Cash.
“I️ want to leave a positive legacy at HHS that encourages the next Miss HHS to be herself and think about all the of the people that are counting on her to make a difference. I️ hope my peers will see that if you work hard and think positive that you can do anything that you set your mind to.”
Additional winners include:
First runner-up Sofia Perez, $1,550.00 Scholarship
Second runner-up Felicity Bazan, $800.00 Scholarship
Third runner-up Brandi Cantu, $300.00 scholarship
Fourth runner-up Angelique Lara, $300.00 scholarship
Fifth runner-up was Salma Gamez, $300.00 scholarship
Cara Cash, $100.00 Best Talent
Jodie Gonzalez, $150.00 Miss Congeniality
Sofia Perez, $100.00 Miss Photogenic
Felicity Bazan, $100.00 Director’s Choice
Alyssa Adamsky, $150.00 Best Gown
Natalie De La Cruz, $100 Scholarship (Best Contestant Assistant)
The event is in its second year at HHS awarding a total of $6,000 in scholarships.