A former Junior Miss Daleville saw a wish come true when she was crowned Miss Daleville Saturday night as Joy Robinette and Lauren Jeter were also selected to represent the City of Daleville during the first year of the new millennium.
Chelsea Mulvenon, 17-year-old daughter of Michael and Christy Mulvenon, won the title in the annual city pageant sponsored by the Daleville Pilot Club.
Completing her court was first runner-up Briana Patrias; second runner-up April Walker and third runner-up Jamielyn Stallworth.
Miss Robinette, 15, daughter of James and Procio Robinette, was crowned Junior Miss Daleville. Ambria Paulk was selected first runner-up, with Nicole Windham as second runner-up and Jamie Harris as third runner-up.
The 7-year-old daughter of Tim and Stephanie Jeter won the Little Miss Daleville title, which the Windham Elementary School first-grader had also dreamed of for much of the past year.
Only a few weeks ago, Lauren was worried that she wouldn't be able to enter.
"She spent four days in the hospital with pneumonia; she was so afraid she would miss the pageant," said Mrs. Jeter after the pageant, congratulating the tiny queen. "I'm so proud of her."
Selected as first runner-up in the Little Miss pageant was Jessica Kiley. The second runner-up title went to Aubrey Mathis and the third runner-up title went to Krishonda Key.
The Interview Awards in each category were won by Misses Jeter, Robinette and Patrias.
Miss Jeter was crowned by outgoing Little Miss Anna Carter, who delighted the audience at the Daleville High School gym with her singing and dancing performance to "I Want To Be A Cowgirl's Sweetheart."
Also providing entertainment was Lisa Spencer, a DHS graduate, who sang "One Moment In Time" and "Climb Every Mountain."
Outgoing Junior Miss Tara Weeden crowned Miss Robinette, and Nicole Windham crowned her successor as the new Miss Daleville.
Miss Carlisle, a DHS senior, said she was honored to serve as the 1999-2000 queen, giving her the opportunity to make her mark in the city's history during the last year of the new millennium. Her successor, she said, would also serve during a historic time as the millennium begins.
"I'm very excited," Miss Mulvenon said as the reality of her win began to set in after the pageant. "I'm looking forward to all my new activities and I want to represent the City of Daleville as well as I can."
Miss Mulvenon said she had hoped to someday win the title since she had also served as the 1998-99 Junior Miss Daleville. She also expressed congratulations to all the Miss Daleville contestants and to the Pilot club for sponsoring the pageant.
"The pageant was so enjoyable and all the girls were nice to work with," she said.
Miss Patrias was presented the Miss Congeniality Award by emcee Jerome Jackson, also a graduate of DHS who is now a deejay at WTVY-FM.