Callie Seal is new Farm Bureau Queen

Washington Parish Farm Bureau recently held its Queen and Talent contests at Hillcrest Baptist Church along with its annual business meeting and dinner.

Callie Anna Seal was crowned the new 2019 Washington Parish Farm Bureau Queen. Callie is the 16 year old daughter of Greg and Dawn Seal. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Ella Sumrall, Bobby and Jackie Smith, and Huey and Alice Seal. Callie has one brother, Jaron Edwards. She is a junior at Bowling Green School where she is actively involved in athletics, clubs, and extracurricular activities.

Callie is a 4 year member of the Lady Bucs Basketball Team. As a lady Buc, she has been awarded membership on theAll-District team for three years and the South State All-Tournament team for two years. Callie also loves dancing with the BGS Buccanettes, of which she has been a member for 3 years. She is an active member in the Interact Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and serves as secretary of the prom committee at Bowling Green School. Callie is a member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Callie also enjoys working as a model for ADL Photography and holds a part-time job with the Franklinton Dixie Baseball League. In her spare time, Callie enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, and playing basketball. After high school, Callie plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University. Callie will represent Washington Parish at the State Convention this summer in New Orleans.

Washington Parish Farm Bureau 1st Alternate is Breanna Tobey. Breanna is the 18 year old daughter of Rusty and Christie Tobey. She is a senior at Bowling Green School where she is a 3 year member of the BGS Lady Bucs Softball Team, a first year member of the BGS Track Team, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She will continue her education at Belhaven University, majoring in Biology. Breanna also signed on to play softball for Belhaven University.

Madison Riley, 2nd Alternate, is the 17 year old daughter of Melissa Riley of Franklinton and Ryan Cotton of Covington and the granddaughter of Reed and Jan Riley and Lisa Joyce Hill. She is a senior at Bowling Green School, where she is an eight year member of the Beta Club, a seven year member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a four year member of the Interact Club, and a three year member of Mu Alpha Theta. Her other extracurricular activities include dance throughout Jr. High, and prior to her senior year, she performed as a Buccanette at BGS. She plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and pursue a degree in forensic science with a minor in psychology. (Madison's name is listed incorrectly in the printed edition of The Era-Leader this week, for which we apologize!!!)

2019 Washington Parish Farm Bureau Junior Talent Winner and Overall Winner is Addison Buffinet. Addison is the 9 year old daughter of James and Raynelle Buffinet of Franklinton. Addison attends Franklinton Elementary School where she is a banner roll student and a member of talented art. She is also a competitive dancer at Breaking Pointe Dance Studio and this is her first year performing a solo. Addison performed a high energy dance routine called “Circus.” It sends a message of pursuing your dreams no matter what people may think about you. The Overall Talent Winner, Addison Buffinet, will represent Washington Parish Farm Bureau at the State Convention this summer in New Orleans.

2019 Washington Parish Junior Talent Runner-Up is Addison Brown. Addison is the 11 year-old daughter of Justin and Meghann Brown. She is a 5th grader at Franklinton Elementary School where she is a member of the 4-H club and the Leadership Club. She dances at Breaking Pointe Dance Company and has been a member of their competition dance team for 3 years. Addison performed an emotionally charged routine called “Fostered.”

2019 Washington Parish Senior Talent Winner is Gabriella Brumfield. Gabriella is the 16 year old daughter of Frederick and Tanna Brumfield. She is a member of Palestine Baptist Church. Gabriella is currently a member of the Louisiana Baptist All State Youth Choir and will be going on tour later this year in June. After graduating, she plans to attend the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and study music in hopes of one day becoming a worship leader. Gabriella sang a beautiful rendition of “Hallelujah.”

2019 Washington Parish Senior Runner-Up is Ashton Bahm. Ashton is the 17 year old daughter of Keith and Lorri Bahm. She is a junior at Franklinton High School, where she is a member of the Franklinton Demonaires and Beta Show Choir. She is also a member of the talented music program at Franklinton High School. Ashton did a wonderful job singing “How to Return Home.”