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Stapp prepares for Alabama’s Junior Miss

On Oct. 25, Demopolis High School senior Hillary Stapp was crowned Marengo County Junior Miss. Now, 82 days later, she is on the doorstep of the Alabama’s Junior Miss scholarship program.

The program will take place on Friday and Saturday at Frazier United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Stapp is one of 48 contestants competing for more than $53,600in scholarships and a potential $2 million in college-granted scholarship.

Alabama’s Junior Miss will compete for the title of America’s Junior Miss on June 25-27 in Mobile, which includes a total of $150,000 in scholarships. The Junior Miss is selected using several criteria, including an interview, scholastic merit, talent, poise and fitness.

Stapp will perform Scott Joplin’s “Old Time Rag,” which she performed at the Marengo County Junior Miss program last October. In that program, Stapp won the scholastic achievement and talent and was the fitness alternate. For those finishes, she won a total of $2,000 in scholarships.

Stapp is the daughter of Scott and Katrina Stapp of Demopolis. She is the president of the Key Club, the Senior Beta Club, Student Council and DTD Club. She is the captain of the DHS cheerleading squad and a member of the DHS tennis team.