When they got to the finish line Saturday night at the Booneville High School auditorium Niki Waters was, ironically, the last won to be recognized.
However, that was quite alright.
For her talent entry in the 56th annual Mr. and Miss Booneville High School pageant, Waters had crooned "(They Just Keep) Moving The Line" from the television musical Smash.
Waters, a sophomore, was representing the Show Choir in the pageant.
Though last, Waters was, of course, not the only one to be announced over the public address system. Tanner Elliott, a senior representing the Senior Beta Club had moments before been announced as Mister BHS.
Named the first runner-up Mr. and Miss BHS Saturday night were James Ray and Ivy McLean. Ray is a junior who was representing the junior class. McLean is a senior who was representing the Key Club.
For her talent McLean sang "Popular," originally made famous by Barbara Streisand in the motion picture "Funny Girl."
The second runners-up were Thomas Costa and Tina Davis. Costa is a senior who was representing the school’s chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Davis is also a senior and was representing the school’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
For her talent, Davis played the guitar while singing Jason Mraz’s "I’m Yours," from his album "We Sing We Dance We Steal Things."