CHELSEA TIPTON was named 2010 Miss Tomahawk in Oneonta High School’s recent beauty pageant. Other winners were Hannah Huie, first alternate; Grace Avery, second alternate; Jessica Polk, third alternate; Erin Jones, fourth alternate; and Cassi Wilson, Miss Photogenic. All winners are seniors. Other top beauties, listed by grade, were seventh-graders Kalle Killough and Sara Higginbotham; eighth-graders Anne Marie Wester, Rachel Rainey, and Sara Taylor; ninth-graders Maegan Towns, Savannah Pitts, Laken Sisk, and Bailey Roberson; 10th-graders Kelsey King, AudriAnnah Willis, and Madison Bellew; and 11th-graders Alayna Phillips and Emily Towns.

BLOUNT COUNTY STUDENTS were among those named to honor lists at colleges and universities in Alabama for the fall semester. University of Montevallo – Cory A. Goble of Blountsville and Casey N. Long of Hayden, president’s list;
Emily A. Byrd of Oneonta and Hayley S. Williams of Oneonta, dean’s list.
Gadsden State Community College – Benjamin Briggs, Jordan Greer, Logan Harrelson, Patrick Ledbetter, Christopher Thompson, and Ryan Ward, all of Altoona, and Kelly Smith of Oneonta, president’s list;
Brandon Arnold, Courtney Brand, Britnee Dillard, Tyler Fountain, Michael Mason, Amanda Mathus, Josh Morrison, Mandy Rogers, Luke Rowan, and Lacey Thompson, all of Altoona, and Jessica Grisso, Tyler King, and Benjamin Standridge, all of Oneonta, dean’s list.