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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kayla is a Finalist!

I just updated my blog, but in case you're visiting via a direct link to this post here is the update to the contest: Kayla is the grand prize winner! She is the face of the Star Pupil program AND won a $25K college scholarship! See the press release from my blogs home page.

So... remember last month when I announced that Kayla was the state winner for the Most Beautiful Eyes contest?

A panel from Prevent Blindness America narrowed the state winners down .to 5.

Those 5 were sent to the 3 celebrity judges (former TV broadcaster Larry King, Pittsburgh Pirates player Derek Lee, and NASA astronaut Walter Cunningham). The celebrity judges picked the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

A few weeks ago I got the call that Kayla was one of the top 3 finalists! Wow!

Kayla has become a little celebrity around town. 

The Post and Courier did a follow-up article.

The Summerville Journal Scene wrote and article.

ABC News 4 came out for an interview.

Here is the video clip:

We were at Ye Olde Fashioned Ice Cream and Sandwich Cafe the other day and when we walked in the lady behind the counter said to me, "She looks like the girl in the paper with the pretty eyes." Me, "Yep! That's her!"

The winner will be announced Friday night at the annual awards dinner and banquet. 

The winner will receive a $25K college scholarship (2nd and 3rd place receive scholarships too) and become the face of their Star Pupil program for a year. Excited much?!

Please keep your fingers crossed for Kayla!

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nichole said...

Oh my gosh that's incredible!!!

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Sunny said...

Yay Kayla!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh how fantastic!!! Will be keeping my fingers crossed for her :)

Kathi said...

Awesome news. Lizzy and I are crossing our fingers here!

Far Above Rubies said...

Michelle, I'm so happy for you and Kayla. Prayers are offered up.

Yay, Kayla.

Laura said...

She DID it! Although I knew she had this in the bag from the start! ;) SO HAPPY for you guys, and so excited for Kayla!!! Congrats! :)

Qadoshyah said...

WTG! That's exciting :)!

AngieW said...

Congrats. She does have absolutely stunning eyes!

Cindy said...

Wow Congratulations!! We'll be praying!

Leah said...

YAY! She won!! So exciting!! Congrats!