Five young women from the greater Gaston region won titles during the 2006 Miss Gastoniaâ€™s Outstanding Teen Pageant held on Nov. 19 in Cherryville.
Kristen Marie Butler, 16, was crowned Miss Lincoln County Outstanding Teen.
Butler is the daughter of Steven and Teresa Butler of Dallas. She is a junior at North Gaston High School and is a member of the student council, cheerleading squad, Beta Club and Spanish Club. She has participated in the CROP Walk and Relay for Life events and was selected to the Gaston County Commissioners School of Excellence.
She presented a piano selection for the talent competition and her community service platform is mentoring.
Butler plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue a career in the medical field.
The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association, Inc. sponsored the Outstanding Teen pageant, which is a new program for girls 13 to 17 who live in Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rutherford and Mecklenburg counties.
by Staff Reports