Miss Harlan County Pageant

2021 Contestants

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Abigail Witt

Harlan High School

Abigail Faith Witt is seventeen years old and a former student of Harlan Independent High School.

She is the daughter of Melissa and Ronald Witt.

Abigail was a four year member of the Harlan independent cheer team. As a member of the cheer squad, she went to regionals four years in a row and went to all A state her

junior year where her team placed third in competition. She was a member of the Harlan Musettes for four years where she served as a pictorial manager/historian her sophomore year, secretary her junior year, and president her senior year. Throughout all four years of high school Abigail was a member of the beta club where she served as historian her junior year. While in the beta club, she provided her services in many ways

that add up to more than 60 hours of community service. Other clubs that Abigail was a member of the last four years include FBLA, pep club, and first priority. Over the course of her high school career, she has remained on the honor roll, as well as have taken several AP/college courses where she graduated with over twenty college credit hours.

Abigail is a member of the twelve year club and was involved in journalism her senior year. The student body selected her as Ms. Senior and she has been selected as an attendant in the Mountain Laurel Festival. Abigail received the merit tier three

scholarship from EKU.

She plans on attending EKU in the fall starting her path as a pediatrician. When she gets her degree, Abigail plans to come back to her hometown and serve the people of her community by helping to improve healthcare


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Alexis Burris

Harlan County High School

Alexa “Lexie” Christine Burris is the 18 year old daughter of Scott and Chrissy Burris.

She is a graduate of Harlan County High School.

Her many accomplishments include being the treasurer of Spanish Honors Society, A member of Beta Club, National Honors Society, Link Crew, Yearbook editor, FBLA,

Gear-Up, she was voted most attractive by her senior class.

She is very involved in her community, being a member of tori city paws, Operation christmas child, cumberland christmas parade, vacation bible school teacher for 3 years, children’s church leader for 2 years, decorating doors for christmas at harlan nursing home. lexie has completed over 50 community service hours in the last 4 years her future plans include getting a business degree at southeast community and

technical college, she then plans to attend paul mitchell cosmetology school in knoxville tennessee. Lexie hopes to one day return to harlan county and open her own salon.

Lexie’s hobbies include: spending time with her friends and family, going shopping, and traveling.

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Alyssa Adams

Harlan County High School

Ms. Alyssa Adams is a 19-year-old 2021 graduate of Harlan County High School. She is the daughter of Jason Adams and Crissy Warf.!

While attending Harlan County High School she was a member of Spanish Honor Society, beta club, gear up, first priority, link crew, and cheered for 4 years where she

served as Captain her senior year and earned 2019 district cheer champ, 52nd district runner up and 13th region runner up. !She was voted Miss Sophomore my her class and was named an NCA and UCA All American Cheerleader for 6 years. She graduated with an honors degree and earned 21 dual credits.!

Alyssa attends Harvest Worship Center and during her free time she enjoys being at the lake and spending time with her friends and family.

Her future plans are to attend Eastern Kentucky University where she will major in elementary education and then return to Harlan County to teach the youth of our area.

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Angel Wynn

Harlan High School

Angel Wynn is an 18 year old graduate of Harlan high school. Her parents are Ronnie and Angel Wynn.

Over the past four years she has scored a 26 on the ACT making her an ACT scholar.

She’s been on the all A honor roll the past 4 years. She’s been a part of beta club, FBLA, leadership/gifted and talented, academic team, prom committee, and an editor

for journalism. She’s played varsity basketball and softball all 4 years and was all- tournament team in 2019 for All-A in basketball. She was also nominated by her

teachers to represent her school at the KMLF. Her classmates voted her for most attractive. She has completed 19 college credit hours.

She plans to attend Eku and has received the merit 2 scholarship. She will major in pre-vet in hopes to become a veterinarian and come back to her hometown and open a


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Bailey Brock

Harlan County High School

Bailey Love Brock is the nineteen-year-old daughter of Mark & Eula Brock.

She is a graduate of Harlan County High School.

Her numerous accomplishments include: Harlan County High School prom queen; voted prettiest smile by her senior class; 4 year member of the HCHS cheer team; Girls

Sweet 16 in game state cheerleading champion; 13th region girls in game cheerleading champion; 52nd district in game cheerleading champion; WYMT girls basketball

tournament in game cheer champion; Bluegrass State cheer champion; HCHS year book editor; National Honor Society; Spanish Honor Society; Educational Talent

Search; Beta Club; Den Keepers; Link Crew Leadership; completed over 60 community

service hours over the past 4 years.

Bailey will be attending Lincoln Memorial University where she was accepted into the nursing program for the fall. She then plans to further her career to become a nurse practitioner in pediatrics

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Sydney Layne

Harlan County High School

Sydney Rae Layne is the eighteen-year-old daughter of Allen and Lisa Layne of Cumberland. She is a graduate of Harlan County High School.

During her high school career, Sydney has earned many honors. She was awarded the Academic Honors Diploma, and named the 2021 Harlan County High School Class

salutatorian. She is a member of Link Crew, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Beta Club, Gifted and Talented Leadership and obtained 24 college hours during her junior and senior years. Sydney has volunteered for many local charities and fundraisers such as, The Tri City Empty Stocking Fund, Blair Chapel Bible School Music Leader, and Parade Volunteer for Tri City Paws. She was also named as a 2021 Hope’s Wings Ambassador for her aid in helping and supporting women of domestic violence. 

Sydney was selected by her teachers and administrators to represent Harlan County High School as a 2021 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Attendant, and voted prettiest

eyes by her senior class. Sydney has also been a member of the Harlan County High School dance team for four years. Sydney has earned the title of Beautiful Belles

Kentucky 2020, Beautiful Belles Kentucky 2021 and Miss Belle of Hearts. Her hobbies include cooking, watching movies, and painting. 

Sydney plans to attend Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College in the fall and then transfer to Eastern Kentucky University to obtain a degree in Occupational

Therapy. She plans to return to the beautiful mountains of Harlan County in hopes of giving back to her community