That big football game between W.A. Hough and North Mecklenburg high schools wasn’t the only action at Hough Stadium Friday night. Three seniors were introduced as finalists in the 2012 Miss Hough Carrousel Competition, and Eileen Jakeway was named as this year’s winner.
Miss Jakeway is also a nominee for a Morehead Scholarship. As Miss Hough 2012, she’ll be in the 2012 Belk Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Charlotte.
This was the second year for the competition at Hough. First runner-up was Jessica Surane, and second runner-up was Hollie Brown.
The Carrousel Queens Scholarship Program began in 1967 to recognize outstanding students in the Charlotte region. Today, 60 area high schools participate by selecting a senior girl to represent their school and compete in November for the title of
Miss Carrousel Queen in Charlotte.
The winner of the Charlotte area program gets a $3,000 academic scholarship. Hough chose its finalists from 10 entrants who completed a rigorous application process and personal interviews.
“All of these young ladies are truly deserving of representing Hough High School in Charlotte, however, there could only be one representative,” organizers said in a note.
Sept. 29, 2012, “Long scores 3 TDs as Hough storms past N. Meck, 33-0.”