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Miss Pahrump Pageant returns on Saturday

It’s that time of year again, when a new queen is set to take to the throne as Miss Pahrump.

The 2016 Miss Pahrump Pageant, presented by Saitta-Trudeau Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, is set to take place Saturday at Saddle West inside the showroom, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets, which can be purchased ahead of time from any of the contestants or at the door, are $10 for general seating and $15 for VIP.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the pageant and the theme of the event is “A Blast From the Past.”

Several of the past queens are expected to be in attendance Saturday night.

Winners of the pageant go on to represent the valley for the following year, attending events and doing community-based work in the area.

Last year’s winner, Hailey Meads, focused on health and fitness in the community and raised almost $1,100 for diabetic research through several fundraisers throughout the year.

Meads, who’s had Type 1 diabetes since she was three years old, most recently helped with the Paddle for the Cure event at Spring Mountain Motor Ranch, where she provided information on the disease to attendees.

The event is now planned to be an annual fundraiser and Meads plans to take part in it each year.

There are 10 girls vying for the shot at succeeding Meads as as the 2016 Miss Pahrump.

Tiffany Ledford

Parents: Michelle Ledford and Steve Ledford

Age: 16

Grade: 12th

Activities: PVHS dance team, dance studio instructor

Future aspirations: Cosmetologist

Hobbies: Dancing, swimming, teaching dance, watching movies, going to the gym

Shelby Ledford

Parents: Michelle Ledford and Steve Ledford

Age: 15

Grade: 10th

Activities: PVHS Dance Team

Future aspirations: Pediatrician

Hobbies: Dancing, going to the gym, reading, writing



Parents: Steve and Stacie Nicosia

Age: 16

Grade: 12th

Activities: High school cheerleading and softball

Future aspirations: Singer/entertainer

Hobbies: Piano, guitar, singing, special effects makeup

Olivia Sharp

Parents: Aaron and Bonnie Sharp

Age: 13

Grade: 9th

Activities: Volleyball, rappelling

Future aspirations: Be a mother and attain a degree in music

Hobbies: Piano, rappelling, reading, wake boarding, swimming, babysitting

Robin Podel

Parents: Stuart Podel and Diana Ferraro

Age: 17

Grade: 12th

Activities: High school soccer, cross-country, softball, track, Key Club, Youth Advisory Board, Science Club, Civil Air Patrol

Future aspirations: Entrepreneur

Hobbies: Running, biking, hiking, swimming, reading

Jenna Hill

Parents: Heidi and John Hill

Age: 14

Grade: 9th

Activities: Soccer

Future aspirations: Graphic designer

Hobbies: Computers, reading, drawing, cooking



Parents: Michael and Kellie Greenup

Age: 17

Grade: 12th

Activities: High school track and softball, student council

Future aspirations: Geriatric nursing

Hobbies: Volunteering, painting nails

Torrie Martin

Parents: Debbie and Rick Martin

Age: 15

Grade: 11th

Activities: PVHS dance team

Future aspirations: Emergency room nurse

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, dancing, hiking, volunteering

Madison Shay

Parents: Ron and Jennie Shay

Age: 16

Grade: 12th

Activities: High school track and field, Key Club, National Honor Society, Civil Air Patrol, Army JROTC

Future aspirations: Cardiologist

Hobbies: Hang out with friends, sports

Kyrstyn Peugh

Parents: Alisa Shoults and Lloyd Peugh

Age: 15

Grade: 10th

Activities: PVHS cheerleading, Pahrump Valley Rough Riders

Future aspirations: High school counselor

Hobbies: Riding horses, playing with siblings, dancing, tumbling

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