Moyer, McLaughlin and Roberts reign at Carlinville Queen
By: JACKSON WILSON
Enquirer Democrat Reporter
On Saturday, Carlinville High School hosted the 15th annual Carlinville Queen Pageant. This year’s competition was judged by Sandy Hoke (Tuscola), Karlie Coffey (Patoka) and Julie Rinehart (Mt. Vernon). Alex Boles sang the national anthem and B.J. Vinyard was the emcee of the event. A total of 23 contestants participated.
MacKenzie Moyer was crowned as the new Miss Carlinville, following in the footsteps of 2018 Carlinville Queen Madelynn Williams. Jillian McLaughlin was recognized as the new Jr. Miss Carlinville in the place of Sara Weise. Previously, McLaughlin was first runner-up in a Little Miss Carlinville competition she participated in years prior. Sadie Roberts was honored as the 2019 Little Miss Carlinville upon the conclusion of Charlee Steward’s reign.
As they stepped down from the throne, the 2018 queens weren’t sad because it was over, but rather smiling because the experience happened – in relation to a world famous quote that best-selling kids’ book author Dr. Suess once said.
“In the past year, I have had many opportunities to go out into the community and participate in numerous events where I have met and spoken with the individuals that work day in and day out to make Carlinville the strong community that it is. Thank you, Carlinville, for trusting me to represent our community. I loved every minute of it and am beyond blessed to have been granted this title. The skills I have learned and gained will last me a lifetime. This experience helped shape me into the woman I am today, and I could not be more grateful of the time I have spent as Miss Carlinville,” said Williams.
“I have loved my reign and truly cherished every moment. Maddie, Charlee and I have become the best of friends and spent the year out in the community, representing Carlinville, and loving every second of it. We met so many new people and were involved in many events that we wouldn’t have been, had it not been for this wonderful opportunity,” said Weise.
Lexie Casey (first) and Cora Gray (second) were the two Miss Carlinville runner-ups. Olivia Turley was recognized as Miss Congeniality. Other Miss Carlinville contestants were Allie Jenkins, Patty Walch and Lauryn Pool.
Read the full story in the 4-11-19 edition of the Macoupin County Enquirer~Democrat.
On Saturday, former queens came to Carlinville High School to crown new royalty at the 15th annual Carlinville Queen Pageant. Pictured from left to right is (front) 2018 Little Miss Carlinville Charlee Steward, 2019 Miss Carlinville MacKenzie Moyer, 2019 Little Miss Carlinville Sadie Roberts, (back) 2018 Jr. Miss Carlinville Sara Weise, 2018 Miss Carlinville Madelynn Williams and 2019 Jr. Miss Carlinville Jillian McLaughlin. Enquirer-Democrat Photo by Jackson Wilson