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Monday, April 08, 2013 8:06 AM


VAN WERT - Queen Jubilee XXXVIII has been crowned.

Jordan Rex of Spencerville High School was crowned Friday night in the 2013 Peony Pageant held at Marsh Auditorium. She said afterward she was very surprised to have won.

“I more came out to do this as an experience, and I met amazing girls, and that was all I was looking for. It was an opportunity to meet some really nice people,” she stated.”I am so surprised by myself because I thought I was going to be so nervous coming out here, shaking so bad that somebody would be thinking, ‘What is she doing? Having a seizure on stage?’ So I think it was really neat to come out here and actually do better than I expected in my own mind.”


Rex won not only the title, but also the talent competition during the pageant. She signed to the song “Listen” by Beyonce, drawing a huge ovation from the crowd. Rex admitted that she really had to overcome her nerves to perform.


“Overall, I just was so nervous, so it’s really cool to have such a great reward for all the hard work we put in this week.” she said. “The hardest thing was getting up here the very first time. I have danced for a while, and cheered, always in front of crowds, but this is a completely new scene. I think coming up here and starting with the opening dance was the hardest, then it just got easier from here.”

Jordan Rex is the daughter of Jeff and April Rex. She is senior class secretary, treasurer of the National Honor Society chapter, student council president, and a member of SADD, Quiz Bowl, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a football, basketball, and competition cheerleader.

After the pageant, Rex talked about her fellow contestants.

She said, “They are all amazing. We knew all along that it was going to be tight because they always told us that it was a great group of girls, maybe the best one they’ve seen. So it’s really cool to see me come out on top of this amazing group.”

Corinne Metzger of Delphos Jefferson was named first runner-up in the pageant. The daughter of Teresa Metzger and Dale and Betty Metzger, Corinne is a class officer, a member of the National Honor Society, soccer team captain and is active in band, choir, and the NWC sportsmanship team. She performed a flag and rifle routine to the song “Move” by Mercy Me in the talent competition.

Savannah Roughton of Paulding High School was chosen as second runner-up. She is the daughter of Eric and Shelly Roughton and is valedictorian of her senior class and vice-president of the National Honor Society chapter. Roughton is part of the Science Olympiad Engineering Team, quiz bowl team, FCCLA, and the school Bible study. For her talent, she demonstrated the various stages of learning to play the piano. Roughton also was chosen as Miss Congeniality.

Also competing in the pageant was Kate Bauer of Crestview, daughter of John and Chris Bauer. Bauer sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” from the movie Burlesque.

Courtney Gorman of Lincolnview is the daughter of Shawn and Michelle Gorman. She performed a self-choreographed color guard routine to a compilation of popular songs as her talent.

Alexis Ford of Parkway is the daughter of Annie Ford and the late Matt Ford. During the talent competition, she sang “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus.

Karissa Place of Van Wert is the daughter of Robert and Shelly Place. She performed a clogging routine to “We Run This.”

Chelsea Critchfield of Wayne Trace is the daughter of Rick and Angie Critchfield and Robin and Tom McCord. Critchfield played Prelude 3 by Carolyn Miller on piano.


Last Updated on Monday, April 08, 2013 10:10 AM

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