By MIKE CHAIKEN
The Mum Festival is officially underway as a new Miss Mum and her royal court were crowned.
In a pageant held at Chippens Hill Middle School, Kayla Paulette was picked as Miss Mum; Carson Gagne was tapped as Junior Miss Mum; the new Petite Miss Mum is Leah Aparo; a,nd Mini Miss Mum is Gianna Cassin.
Among the categories the girls were judged on were casual wear and on-stage question.
After the pageant, and a bunch of photographs, the new representatives of the Mum Festival spoke about their emotions at the end of the night.
“I feel extremely happy,” said Kayla. “It’s a great end to a great day.” Additionally, Kayla said, “I’m super excited to help Bristol and overall just be a great influence to everybody.”
Carson said she felt “amazing…After four years that I’ve done pageants, I’m so happy.” She added, “I’m looking forward to talking to people and just having a great time.”
Leah Aparo, the new Petite Miss Mum said, “I feel really excited and happy inside… I’m looking forward to being a good role model.”
Gianna Cassin, the new Mini Miss Mum said, “I’m so happy… I’m looking forward to seeing people and stuff and going to new places.”
The awards for the evening were as follows:
Mini 1st Runner Up:
Mini Miss Mum 2018:
Petite Miss Mum 2018:
Junior 2nd Runner Up:
Junior 1st Runner Up:
Junior Miss Mum 2018:
1st Runner Up Miss Mum:
Miss Mum 2018: