14 year old Cora Beth Rhody is the 2008 Junior Miss DeKalb County.
Rhody, daughter of Kenny and Beth Rhody of Smithville, was chosen from among forty contestants for the crown Saturday night during the annual Spring Blossom Pageant sponsored by the Smithville Women's Club. The event was held at the high school gym.
Rhody succeeds the 2007 Junior Miss, Heather Marie Hughes, the 14 year old daughter of Shawnn Meadows and Mike Hughes of Smithville.
Meanwhile 14 year old Dylan Reagan of Smithville was selected from a field of seven boys as the Junior Mister DeKalb County. He is the son of Jim and Penny King of Smithville. Reagan succeeds the retiring Junior Mister, 15 year old Chris Byrd, son of Rhonda Perez and Lee Byrd.
The First runner-up in the Junior Mister category was Billy Clinton Tiner, the 15 year old son of Jeffery and Shelia Tiner of Smithville.
First runner-up in the Junior Miss Pageant was 12 year old Glenna Carlene Beaty, daughter of Kimberly Griffin and Phillip Beaty of Smithville.
14 year old Jasmine Marie Dimas of Smithville was named Second runner-up. She is the daughter of Lynda Hamilton and Refugio Dimas.
Third runner-up was 14 year old Katelyn Louann Goodwin of Smithville, daughter of Joey and Kathy Goodwin.
13 year old Ashlee Michelle Whitehead was Fourth runner-up. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Tina Whitehead of Smithville.
Rounding out the top ten were 14 year old Brooke Knight Luna, daughter of Debbie Luna and Tony Luna of Indian Mound Road; 11 year old Taneah Cantrell of Smithville, daughter of Scott and Tammy Cantrell; 13 year old Chelsea Alia Lewis, daughter of Jimmy and Gina Lewis of Smithville; 13 year old Sydney Jayann Robinson, daughter of Charles and Rita Robinson of Liberty; and 13 year old Victoria Dawn Tatrow of Smithville, daughter of the late Shanna Tatrow. She is in the care of Corey and Vickie Funk.
12 year old Joey Stephen Howell and 11 year old Kerigan Sanders, both of Smithville, were named Mister and Miss Congeniality.
Howell is the son of Michelle Smith and Joey Howell and Sanders is the daughter of Larry and Melissa Knowles.