Northport’s Quigley named Miss Paragon at UWA

Miss Paragon 2015 Anna Marie Quigley with top three finalists, from left, first alternate, Alana Foster of Brookwood; third alternate, Kelsey White of Toomsuba, Miss.; and second alternate, Victoria Washburn of Demopolis.

Miss Paragon 2015 Anna Marie Quigley with top three finalists, from left, first alternate, Alana Foster of Brookwood; third alternate, Kelsey White of Toomsuba, Miss.; and second alternate, Victoria Washburn of Demopolis.

Anna Marie Quigley of Northport was crowned Miss Paragon at the University of West Alabama on April 14. The freshman psychology major is the daughter of Aimee and Donnie Guin. The pageant is sponsored by the Blue Key Honor Society at UWA.

Quigley, who was crowned by Miss Paragon 2014 Ciara McIntyre, said this is an experience she will never forget.
“I am honored to be crowned the University of West Alabama’s Miss Paragon,” Quigley said. “There were so many beautiful women competing, and I am blessed to have been chosen for the title. I would like to thank Blue Key Honor Society for hosting the event and UWA cheerleading for sponsoring me.”

The judges selected a top three from the contestants: first alternate, Alana Foster of Brookwood; second alternate,Victoria Washburn of Demopolis; and third alternate, Kelsey White of Toomsuba, Miss.

Anna Marie Quigley crowned Miss Paragon at annual pageant

Anna Marie Quigley crowned Miss Paragon at annual pageant

The top twelve ladies chosen are named UWA’s Loveliest. The top twelve are Lauren Dunkin of Woodstock; Alana Foster of Brookwood; Sarah Hansen of Jackson; Andrea Leggett-Adams of McIntosh; Sarah Neill of Sumiton; Anna Marie Quigley of Northport; Amber Reed of Meridian, Miss.; Danisha Roland of Aliceville; Braphia Spencer of Vinegar Bend; Victoria Washburn of Demopolis; Kelsey White of Toomsuba, Miss.; and Brittini Williams of Tuscaloosa.

Blue Key Fraternity President Savanna Reach and Ciara McIntyre, Miss Paragon 2014, served as emcees for the event. Entertainment for the event was provided by UWA’s Tiger Idol contestants, Hayden O’Cain, Korynn Claiborne, and Jasmine Knox. Tiger Idol winner Jasmine Knox was chosen via text message live from the pageant.

Blue Key is a national leadership honor society that recognizes men and women for leadership in extra-curricular and academic affairs. The Miss Paragon pageant raises money for the Blue Key emergency fund used to help students who cannot afford books.