Miss Harlan County Pageant

2022 Contestants

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Lily Dickenson

Harlan High School

Lily is the 18 year old daughter of Jon and Heather Dickenson. Lily was a member of the FBLA, Beta Club, Pep Club and Prom Committee. She was voted Miss Harlan High School by her senior class, was President of the Beta Club and was senior class secretary. Lily was a 4 year member of the cheerleading team and is a member of the Harlan Baptist Church. Her hobbies include going to the gym, spending time with friends and family and traveling. She plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University and major in psychology and minor in criminal justice with hopes of attending law school. 

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Jacee Lynn Rouse

Harlan County High School

Jacee is the 18 year old daughter of Jim and Misty Rouse. During high school, Jacee was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Gear up, Talent Search, Beta Club, Gifted and talented, Den Keepers, NOLA, and DECA. She was Valedictorian of her class, was voted Miss Coal Bowl 2021, was a 2022 Mountain Laurel attendant and was voted Most Attractive by her peers. Her extracurricular activities include varsity cheer captain for four years, an active member of the Wallins Church of God, volunteer at Mountain Santa, a non profit organization for underprivileged children in her community. She plans to further her education at Eastern Kentucky University and major in nursing, where she plans to come back to her hometown and continue to help others. 

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Kamryn Jenna Hoiska

Harlan County High School

Kamryn is the 18 year old daughter of Paul and Rebecca Hoiska. Kamryn was a member of the National Honor Society and served as Historian, Spanish Honor Society where she served as a religious advisor, secretary of the yearbook staff, FBLA, DECA, FCCLA, Talent Search, Gear Up, Den Keepers, and First Priority Leader. Kamryn was awarded the Black Bear Kindness Award. Her extracurricular activities include a four year member of volleyball team, a member of Rockvine Baptist Church Youth Group, and owns her own personal business, Kamryn's Sweet Little Things Bakery. She plans to attend Alice Lloyd College in the fall and major in elementary education. Once she obtains her degree, she plans to return to this area and teach at a local school. 

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Lindsey Browning

Harlan County High School

Lindsey is the 18 year old daughter of Paul Browning Ill and Cindy Lewis. Lindsey was a member of the National Honor Society where she served as President, President of the Beta Club, a member of the Spanish Honor Society where she was Vice President, Future Business Leaders of America, and was Lead Editor of the Yearbook. Lyndsey was valedictorian of her senior class. Her extracurricular activities include captain of the volleyball team, all district team 2021 and 2022, ACC tournament team 2021 and 2022, Track and field, discus school record holder, KHSAA academic all state, 2021 state qualifier. Lyndsey plans to attend Centre College in the fall majoring in behavioral neuroscience on a pre-medical track to become a doctor. 

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Rachel Amburgey

Harlan High School

Rachel is the 18 year old daughter of Rick and Joanna Amburgey. Rachel was a member of the Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Pep Club. She was an All "A" state cheer champion, a two time All Regional Band member, three time All Festival Band member and four time KMEA state semi finalist. Her extracurricular activities included cheerleading, marching band, concert band and prom committee. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, tumbling, and playing her clarinet. Rachel plans to attend the University of the Cumberlands to continue cheerleading and major in nursing. 

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Jessica Caudill

Harlan County High School

Jessica is the 17 year old daughter of Jennifer and Jessie Caudill. Jessica was a member of the FFA, JROTC, Talent Search, the yearbook staff, and FCCLA. Her hobbies include volunteering at the Harlan Nursing Home and spending time with her family. She plans to attend UPIKE to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

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KeKe Gist

Harlan County High School

KeKe is the 18 year old daughter of Misty Aslinger. KeKe was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Gear Up, Talent Search, DECA and FBLA. Her awards include the Provost Scholarship, William Parker Scholarship, Emogene and Wilbur Carter Scholarship, Ed Miracle Scholarship, and voted cheer captain her senior year. Her extracurricular activities included cheerleading. In her spare time, KeKe enjoys spending time with family and taking trips to Lexington to visit her future college, the University of Kentucky, where she will major in elementary education.