Brooke McIntyre princess

Brooke McIntyre, a junior from Coastal Christian High School, was crowned the 2020 North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, March 7th. Brooke is the daughter of Daniel and Theresa McIntyre. She and her court were selected from among 17 contestants representing 8 area high schools. The court members include the following: 1st Runner-Up from Isaac Bear Early College, Julia Narvaez Munguia, 2nd Runner-Up, from Ashley High School, Dargan Thompson, 3rd Runner-Up, from John T. Hoggard High School, Bailey Barefoot, and 4th Runner-Up, also from Coastal Christian High School, Stevie Henderson.

At Coastal Christian High School, Brooke received the Coach’s Award in track and placed All-State, All-Conference. She is involved in Beta Club, a competitive cheer team, and several community service groups. Recently, she went on a mission trip in Costa Rica. She currently models for NYMMG and Marilyn’s in Greensboro which offers her the ability to travel extensively. What is most important to her is to follow where Christ leads, stay true to herself, and not be afraid to step out of her box and follow her dreams. She plans on going to college to pursue sports management and communications, spending a semester studying abroad, and continue modeling as much as she can.

Junior girls from area high schools compete for the title based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition and on-stage presentation. BB&T, now Truist, sponsors the North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant. The Princess is the recipient of the Beverly Anne Jurgensen Scholarship Award in the amount of $6,250, named after the beloved Past President of the Azalea Festival. The Festival Princess is sponsored in her reign by Camille's of Wilmington, Official Stylist of our Royalty, and Dr. Sarah E. Pless, Renaissance Dental Studio.

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Junior high school students from area high schools compete in this annual Scholarship Pageant based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition, and on-stage presentation. The winner is the recipient of the Beverly Anne Jurgensen Scholarship Award, named after the beloved Past President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Official Stylists for our Royalty: Camille’s of Wilmington




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1963 Fredi Crisp (Smith) 1988 Amy Lynn Wolfe (Lovelace)
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1966 Donna Bordeaux (Little) 1991 Stacie Nichole Davis
1967 Susanne Burns (Smith) 1992 Amy Linette Davis
1968 Sarah Mason 1993 Stephanie Dawn Bilodeau
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1970 Cheryl Fleishman (Issacs) 1995 Sarah Elizabeth Ronan (Buchanan)
1971 Paula Davis (Noell) 1996 Nicole Ilona Simcoe (Baller)
1972 Connie Kearney (Coble) 1997 Elizabeth Arden Harris (Carroll)
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2004 Claire Williamson 2014 Tori Mathew
2005 Jannell Upton (Dunnaway) 2015 Haleigh Somberg
2006 Michelle Poulos (Woo) 2016  Lilly Kays
2007 Lauren Smith (Hill)  2017  Emma Grace Wright
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