Taylyn Combs is Miss Southeast for 2012

The annual Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant was held Feb. 4 in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the SKCTC Cumberland campus as five contestants competed for the title. Crowned Miss Southeast for 2012 was Taylyn Geneil Combs of Isom, with Abbey Brooke Abraham of Harlan named first runner-up; second runner-up was Erica Katelyn Venable of Pineville. Combs also won the Best Talent Award while Rebecca Meyers of Middlesboro was named Miss Congeniality. Combs will represent Southeast at the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

(Photos by Chris Jones)

Contestant singing on stage

Taylyn playing guitar and singing

The winners standing with their trophies and M.C. Carlton Hughes

Contestant dancing in talent portion

M.C. Carlton Hughes addressing crowd

Contestant singing in long blue dress

Contestant playing the trumpet

Contestant doing a ballet dance

Winners with their crowns, trophies, sashes and flowers

Southeast president Dr. Ayers presenting the award to winner Taylyn Combs

Dr.ayer awarding second place to contestant

Taylyn standing with crown

All contestant standing at attention

Taylyn singing and playing guitar

Judges at the scorer table