The Virtual Enterprise Class at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School sponsored the first Ms. RS-M High School, a title for which teachers and faculty competed. The stage was decorated in a winter theme, and judges with pageant experience scored the contestants on poise, choice of attire and more. Nine lovely ladies competed in the categories of sportswear, semi-formal wear and an on-stage question. Morgan Havird and Deshondria Abney, virtual enterprise students, were the emcees for the event. Entertainment was provided by Tina Johnson and Jordyn Rodgers. Escorting the teachers on stage were thre RS-M male teachers: Michael Crim, agriculture; Jim Sullivan, science; and Ulis Ellis science. Vying for the title of the school’s first Ms. RS-M were Carmen Holley, art; Kelly Bedenbaugh, English; Lee McCall, math; Tiffany Middlebrooks, health science; Leslie Blankenship, special education; Kayla Hyatt, English; Kristie Brooks, learning strategies; Cynthia Mobley, math; and Tammy Conner-Moore, science.


Mrs. Bedenbaugh was crowned Miss Congeniality as voted upon by the other contestants. First runner-up was Mrs. Conner-Moore. The first Ms. RS-M High crowned was Mrs. Mobley.


This pageant was sponsored by the Virtual Enterprise class under the direction of their instructor Janice Douda. This event, for which students paid $2 to attend, was the idea of Ms. Douda’s students as a fundraiser. The class is currently raising money to attend and compete in the state annual Virtual Enterprise Competition.