Makayla Anderson is the new Miss Kane High.
The Junior Class at Kane Area High School selected Anderson during an assembly Wednesday at the school auditorium.
Christina "Tina" Moore is the first runner-up in the annual pageant.
As Miss Kane High, Anderson will represent the community in the Miss McKean County queen competition held at the county fair. The county queen takes part in state competition.
Anderson also will participate in many summer festivals and events along with girls from Bradford, Smethport, Port Allegany and Otto-Eldred schools.
Anderson is the daughter of Ingrid Anderson Cartwright and Jim Cartwright of Kane.
Anderson is active with the Student Council and Peer Helpers at the high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in speech pathology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
Anderson is a member of the high school's girls track team and is a two-time district champion in the high jump.
Moore is the daughter of "Tink" and Crystal Moore of Kane. She is a member of the Student Council, Peer Helpers, National Honor Society and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). She is a varsity cheerleader and coaches T-Ball for children. She plans to attend college and become a physician's assistant.
In the talent portion of the pageant, Anderson performed a jazz dance to the song "Rumor Has It." She has been taking dancing lessons for 14 years and has been dancing at Studio K in Kane for six years. She has been a dance instructor at Studio K for three years.
For her talent, Moore performed a comedy routine.
"I'm passionate about what I do," Anderson said in her speech to her classmates in the Junior Class. "I try to get along with all people. I try to treat all people with respect and kindness."
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