DAVISON — After a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, the 84th annual Miss Davison Scholarship Pageant is returning June 16.
Ten young women are vying for the title of Miss Davison 2022 in the pageant, which features a movie theme titled “Lights, Camera, Action!”
In addition to the title, sash and crown Miss Davison will receive a $1,000 scholarship. First and Second Runners-up will be named Miss Davison Court and will each receive $500 scholarships.
Candidates are judged in three phases of competition, Interview, Career wear and Formal wear. The field will be narrowed to five finalists who answer the same final on-stage question. Candidates are judged on personality, communication, poise, scholastic achievement and community involvement, pageant responsibility and overall appearance.
Hosted again this year by local author, media personality and Davison grad Michael J. Thorp, the Pageant will be held Thursday, June 16 at 7 pm in the Davison High School Auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30 pm on pageant night, and admission is $5 for adults. Tickets available at the door.
The following are this year’s contestants:
Hope Conger is an 18-year-old Davison grad who plans on attending the University of Michigan-Flint to study Business in preparation for a career in real estate including plans to open her own brokerage. She is the daughter of Walt and Sarah Conger. Hope was active in Track & Field, Cross Country, & Bodybuilding and was also an Honor Student prior to her graduation. If selected as Miss Davison 2022, she wants to use her “title de ella to share compassion and kindness in the community.” Hope is sponsored by Davison Jewelry.
Davison Junior Makenzy Workman is a 17-year-old Honor Student active in Varsity Tennis, Student Council and Dance. She is sponsored by The Relaxation Station. After graduation, the daughter of Jonathon Buck and Rachael Workman plans to attend Michigan State University to obtain an advanced degree in Forensic Psychology. She hopes to work with either the FBI or CPS in that field. Makenzy is participating in this year’s pageant to be part of a “program that champions building leadership in young women.”
Sponsored by Dust Out Duct Cleaning, Brianna George is a 16-year-old Junior. An award-winning equestrian, Brianna competes in American Saddlebred, is in the National Honor Society and on the Student Council. She is the daughter of David and Carrie George. Briana wants to “develop a deeper connection with community involvement” if she is crowned Miss Davison 2022. After graduation she intends to attend either the University of Michigan or Michigan State University for a medical career as either a Physician Assistant or Nurse Anesthetist.
The daughter of Matt Domby and Katie Domby, 16-year-old Senior Alyssa K. Domby is sponsored by Allen Funeral Home. Alyssa plans to pursue a career in the Mortuary Sciences by attending either Wayne State University or Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Her interests and accomplishments of her extend beyond academics to music as well. Alyssa plays several instruments, many of them self-taught! As Miss Davison 2022, Alyssa wants to raise mental health awareness in teens and let those struggling know they are not alone.
Sydney Yvonne Schneider is an 18-year-old Davison grad in her final year of the early college program at Mott Community College. She’ll obtain her associate degree in Science in the Spring of 2023, with an ultimate goal of becoming a Physician Assistant. Sydney is the daughter of Peter and Deirdre Schneider and is sponsored by Re/Max Edge. If she crowned, she wants to show that in today’s social media obsessed society that you do not have to be “popular” or have a million “friends” to be successful. Before graduation Sydney was active in National Honor Society, Robotics and Girl Scouts.
16-year-old Junior, Charlotte Howard wants her Miss Davison experience to “make a positive impact through the opportunity to be with girls who believe in each other and want to grow together into their best selves.” Sponsored by her employer, The Dunk Tank Company; Charlotte is the daughter of Marc and Jana Howard. Ella’s activities include swim and dive for Davison High School, working out, running and volunteering with youth group at her church. After graduation Charlotte wants to study Mortuary Science.
Morgan Domby is the 15-year-old daughter of Matt Domby and Katie Domby. A Sophomore at Davison, Morgan is involved with both sideline and competitive cheerleading, plays the flute and is an Honor Student. She plans a career in Emergency dispatch after graduation. Hoping to be trained in all 3 areas of emergency dispatch (medical, fire and police), Morgan plans to study at either MSU or U of M-Flint. Sponsored by Mid-State Bolt & Screw she wants to promote Davison’s “outgoing and positive attitude” to neighboring communities if selected as Miss Davison 2022.
Sponsored by Mortgage Loan Officer Mo Aboneaaj of Carson Home Loans, Allison Widmann is the 16-year-old daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Widmann and Christopher and Sara Samulski. A junior, Allison has dreamed of being an ambassador for her hometown of her and being able to spread positivity as Miss Davison since she was young. Varsity Cheer Captain, National Honor Society and crocheting are just a few of her hobbies and activities. Allison has her sights of her set literally on the stars after graduation; she plans to study Aerospace Engineering at either Cornell University or the University of Michigan.
The desire to “inspire and teach others how we can help the community together,” is why Salena Sytek wants to be Miss Davison 2022. Salena is a 15-year-old Sophomore at Davison High School. She is sponsored by Lambaria Eyecare Associates and is the daughter of Josh and Lisa Sytek. Currently a sprinter and long jumper on the track team, Salena has also played volleyball and enjoys being outdoors camping and riding ATVs. Upon graduation she will complete an associate degree at Mott Community College before transferring to complete her education to become an architect.
16-year-old Sophie Bossi is a Senior at Powers Catholic High School. She has studied dance for 12 years, played basketball and is a member of the National Honor Society. The daughter of Tom and Staci Bossi, Sophie has also done some modeling. Her pageant sponsor is Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy. If given the opportunity to represent her hometown, Sophia wants to “promote positivity, happiness and healthy mindsets in the community.” Upon graduation Sophie is undecided on a course of study but plans to attend college to further her education.