Two vying for Labor Day queen title

Published 10:33 am Thursday, August 30, 2018

Two Clark County students are vying for the title of 2018 Labor Day queen with the winner being announced at 11 a.m. Sunday at Broadway Baptist Church.

This year’s contestants are Honesty Buster and Latavienne Nailing.

Honesty is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her guardian is her aunt, Joyce Hooten. Her hobbies include cheerleading, reading and babysitting. She plans to pursue a career as a nurse or a cosmetologist.

Latavienne is also a junior at GRC. She is the daughter of Shannon and James Lewis. Her hobbies include cheerleading and gymnastics. She plans to attend Morehead State University and earn a business degree.

Labor Day Committee member Susan Jones said the queen contestants are scored on a variety of criteria. Contestants must be a junior or senior in high school and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Each contestant submits a 500-word essay based on a randomly-selected question. They also interview in front of a panel of judges.

After being named, the Labor Day queen will ride in the parade Monday.

Also among the Labor Day Celebration royalty is Teen Queen Za’Kyah Taylor. She has one sister, Ty’Naisha Taylor. Za’Kyah is a 12-year-old student at Campbell Junior High School, where she is in seventh grade. She has cheered at her school for two years, participates in band and has played trombone for three years. She is the daughter of Corey Taylor. She is a faithful member of Broadway Missionary Baptist Church, where she is active in the youth department and sings in the youth choir. Za’Kyah said she enjoys being with her friends and riding her bike in her spare time.

Little Miss Labor Day is 7-year-old Lyric Hampton, the daughter of Michael and Aleisha Allen Jr. She is the granddaughter of Sherry Hampton. Lyric is a second-grader at Justice Elementary. She has a younger brother, Legend Allen. She said she enjoys cheerleading, dancing, playing outdoors and spending time with her family who lives near and far.

Little Mister Labor Day is 7-year-old Michael Tyron Price, the son of Jennifer Withrow, O’Shae Murray Sr. and the late Michael Price Sr. His grandparents are Tony and Patty Withrow, Denise Price, and Wendy Lary. Michael is a second-grader at Justice Elementary School. He said he enjoyed playing Power Rangers with his little younger brother, O’Shae Murray Jr. He also enjoys going to school, playing sports and spending time with his family.

Two Clark County students are vying for the title of 2018 Labor Day queen with the winner being announced at 11 a.m. Sunday at Broadway Baptist Church.

This year’s contestants are Honesty Buster and Latavienne Nailing.

Honesty Buster

Honesty is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her guardian is her aunt, Joyce Hooten, Her hobbies include cheerleading, reading and babysitting. She plans to pursue a career as a nurse or a cosmetologist.

Latavienne Nailing

Latavienne is also a junior at GRC. She is the daughter of Shannon and James Lewis. Her hobbies include cheerleading and gymnastics. She plans to attend Morehead State University and earn a business degree.

Labor Day Committee member Susan Jones said the queen contestants are scored on a variety of criteria. Contestants must be a junior or senior in high school and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Each contestant submits a 500-word essay based on a randomly-selected question. They also interview in front of a panel of judges.

After being named, the Labor Day queen will ride in the parade Monday.

Za’Kyah Taylor

Also among the Labor Day Celebration royalty is Teen Queen Za’Kyah Taylor. She has one sister, Ty’Naisha Taylor. Za’Kyah is a 12-year-old student at Campbell Junior High School, where she is in seventh grade. She has cheered at her school for two years, participates in band and has played trombone for three years. She is the daughter of Corey Taylor. She is a faithful member of Broadway Missionary Baptist Church, where she is active in the youth department and sings in the youth choir. Za’Kyah said she enjoys being with her friends and riding her bike in her spare time.

Lyric Hampton

Little Miss Labor Day is 7-year-old Lyric Hampton, the daughter of Michael and Aleisha Allen Jr. She is the granddaughter of Sherry Hampton. Lyric is a second-grader at Justice Elementary. She has a younger brother, Legend Allen. She said she enjoyed cheerleading, dancing, playing outdoors and spending time with her family who lives near and far.

Michael Price

Little Mister Labor Day is 7-year-old Michael Tyron Price, the son of Jennifer Withrow, O’Shae Murray Sr. and the late Michael Price Sr. His grandparents are Tony and Patty Withrow, Denise Price, and Wendy Lary. Michael is a second-grader at Justice Elementary School. He said he enjoys playing Power Rangers with his little younger brother, O’Shae Murray Jr. He also enjoys going to school, playing sports and spending time with his family.

About Whitney Leggett

Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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