This year’s Swiss Wine Festival began last Thursday night with Ariana Bright being honored as this year’s Edelweiss Teen Princess.
She earned the honor from a field of 13 contestants.
Ariana Bright is a sophomore this fall at Switzerland County High School, and is the daughter of Georganna Chambers and David Bright. She was sponsored in the pageant by Heritage Hills Farms, Inc.
She is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad; is on the jayvee volleyball team; and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She is also a member of Switzerland Baptist Church; and enjoys running, tumbling, and traveling to Panama City Beach, Florida, to attend Bigstuf Camp.
After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in dermatology at the University of North Carolina.
The first runner up in the Teen Princess pageant was Rachel Ard.
She is the daughter of Shannon and Larry Ard; and she is a junior this fall at Switzerland County High School. She was sponsored in this year’s pageant by S&S Grocery #2.
She was the second runner up in the 2013 Edelweiss Teen Princess pageant; was Vice President of her freshman and sophomore classes; and is a member of student council. She is in National Honor Society; BPA; FFA; and is on the varsity soccer, softball, and swim teams. She is also a varsity cheerleader.
Her career ambition is to go to college and study to be a pediatrician.
Earning second runner up honors, and also being named as Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants was Kylie Carfield.
She is the daughter of Joe and Michelle Carfield; and was sponsored by Vevay Media Group. She is a junior this fall at Switzerland County High School.
She is a member of the National Honor Society; the Outdoor Club; and student council. She is in band, where she is the drum major; the sophomore leadership team; and has been the treasurer of the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes. She is a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church Youth Group.
After graduation, she plans on attending college and pursuing a degree in elementary education.
The third runner up was McKayli Scudder.
She was sponsored in the pageant by Danner’s Hardware; and she is the daughter of Devin and Chastity Scudder. She is a sophomore this fall at Switzerland County High School.
She participates on the soccer, basketball, and track teams, and in track she has earned the Conference MVP award. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society; FCA; Checkers Club; the Student Leadership Advisory Committee; and is a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church Youth Group. She volunteers her time at the food pantry.
Her career ambition is to attend Indiana University and major in business, and hopes one day to own her own insurance office.
Baylie Scudder was the fourth runner up in this year’s Teen Princess pageant.
She is the daughter of Allen and Jennifer Scudder; and was sponsored in this year’s pageant by Schuler Farms. She is a junior this fall at Switzerland County High School.
She participates on the Switzerland County High School volleyball, basketball, and softball teams; and she is also active with the Business Professionals of America. As a member of BPA she has earned many community awards.
After finishing high school, she plans on attending Indiana University Southeast and pursue a career in nursing.
Other contestants in this year’s Edelweiss Teen Princess pageant included: Chantel Baatz, Summer Dickerson, Emma Giglio, Kaitlyn Lack, Katlynn Papucci, Courtney Pedraza, Kelby Rogers, and Kara Walcott.