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Story published: 01-22-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Miss Historic Jonesborough receives key to town

By Kristen Swing
Executive Editor

After being crowned Miss Historic Jonesborough late last year, Emilee Ketron became an honorary citizen of Tennessee’s oldest town last week.

Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe also presented Ketron with a key to the city and read a proclamation in her honor during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Jan. 14.

Ketron, from Kingsport, is a student at Middle Tennessee State University where she is majoring in speech and hearing pathology.

Her platform, “Arts Through the Ages,” focuses on the use of art activities to encourage cross-generational interaction between young people and the elderly.

She performed an acrobatic dance routine during the Miss Historic Jonesborough Pageant to help her garner the crown.

Ketron will compete in the Miss Tennessee Pageant later this year with hopes of becoming the state’s next representative in the Miss America Pageant.

When asked what she was doing to prepare for the upcoming pageant, the 21-year-old confessed, “Well, I am on a diet.”

In addition to dieting and doing “a lot of physical activity,” Ketron said she is working on a new talent routine, continuing to promote her platform and undergoing “extensive interview training.”

The Miss Tennessee Pageant will take place in Jackson in June.