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Pageant Girls run the world

Girls from around Tomball compete in the annual Miss Tomball pageant
Ava Bert
The 2023 Miss Tomball winner is crowned at last year’s pageant.

The 58th Annual Miss Tomball Pageant will be tomorrow, Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the Tomball High School auditorium. 

Girls from around the Tomball area were encouraged to participate in this scholarship opportunity as it provides a sense of sisterhood, community, and opens the door for many opportunities for the girls in their years to come. 

Miss Tomball 2024: $3,000 scholarship and $500 gift voucher to Aloha Beauty Lounge

First Runner-up: $2,000 scholarship

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Second Runner-up: $1,000 scholarship

Third Runner-up: $500 scholarship

Fourth Runner-up: $500 scholarship

“Miss Tomball was such an amazing experience that opened up so many opportunities for me,” said Miss Tomball 2023 Annelise Garrison. “It is because of Miss Tomball that I have found confidence in my own voice and now using it to empower those around me, I will forever be thankful for this experience.” 

This year, there are 20 girls participating in  Miss Tomball, 10 each from Tomball and Tomball Memorial.

This year’s Tomball precipitants include:

  • Hannah Brinkley
  • Sophia Elliot
  • Jordi frost
  • Saige Klein
  • Elizabeth Northway
  • Rachel Nutt
  • Akshita Santra
  • Meghan Schilder
  • Jordyn Till
  • Emily Van Handel

“It’s been super fun to meet all the girls and walking in heels is super difficult,” senior Akshita Santra said.

Many of the girls this year decided to participate in Miss Tomball to show that young women can achieve many great things, and that everybody is capable of being in a pageant .

“I decided to do Miss Tomball because I wanted to show that just because so many things have changed in society, doesn’t mean that all the young women today aren’t great, and that we still have potential of being excellent young women,” junior Emily Van Handel said.

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About the Contributors
Saige Klein
Saige Klein, Staff Writer
Hey, I’m Saige! This is my third year on the Cougar Claw. Besides Newspaper, I'm also involved with theater and I’m co-president of the film club. I'm also a senior and can’t wait to have an amazing last year filled with fun, smiles, and laughter.
Meghan Schilder
Meghan Schilder, Staff Photographer
Hello there! I’m Meghan Schilder and I have been in the Yearbook for 3 years and this year I am the Co-Sports Editor. In Yearbook, I enjoy taking pictures and helping design yearbook spreads. I also competed in UIL Journalism last year. Outside of school I am a competitive figure skater and have been doing the sport for about 10 years. 
Ava Bert
My name is Ava Bert I'm in 10th grade. I'm a yearbook editor along with a newspaper staff writer. Although I'm young I have a lot to say and love writing passionate opinion pieces. I am so happy to be writing for the Cougar Claw.