East Texas Yamboree Queen & Lady-in-Waiting Scholarships

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The East Texas Yamboree Association wants to always give back to our young women who run for queen every year. It is important to realize that these young women donate their time and effort to sell pageant vouchers, barn dance tickets, collect donations, and of course sell raffle tickets to compete to raise money to be our next queen.

It must be remembered that these young women are doing this because they love our community and the Yamboree and we always want to show our appreciation of the sacrifices they make on our behalf during the Queen’s Race. We do this by providing scholarships which can be used to further their education; whether at a college, university or a trade school. We want to help them follow their dreams to a successful future.

AnnMarie Perez

AnnMarie Perez is the daughter of Patti Dodd-Tefteller and Robert Perez. After graduating from Harmony High school, she is going to attend Texas A&M and major in BioMedical Science. Her intentions are to pursue a career in pathology. In her free time she enjoys reading and thrifting. She has overcome Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

86th Queen Addison Jayne Young

Addison Jayne Young is the daughter of Marty and Megan Young of Gilmer.  Addison’s grandparents include the late Jimmy and Eilene Young and Dr. Glenn and Jane Hickey.  Addison attends Harmony High where she’s ranked top 5%, a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Harmony Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athlete All-Star, Varsity Academic All-District Volleyball and Regional Track Qualifier.  Addison’s a Universal Cheerleading Association All-American, Co-Head Varsity Cheerleader, former pageant dancer, and queen’s court attendant.  Addison’s future includes a Veterinary Medicine degree while cheering at the University of Arkansas. Addison’s family is 5th generation Gilmer that includes former Yamboree Queens Natalie (Young) Gandy (58th) and Audrey Nolan (82nd).  

Madeline Jane Winn

Madeline Jane Winn is the daughter of Shane and Lucy Winn and the granddaughter of Jeff and Lana Baird and the late Charles (Windy) and Vicki Winn. Maddie is the great granddaughter of the late Son and Mildred Sisson and Jack (Spot) Baird and Mary Lee Baird. Maddie has two siblings, Carly (20) and Hudson (16). Maddie is a graduate of Gilmer High School and was involved in the FFA and sold broilers in the Yamboree Livestock Show for nine years. She received her CPR certification as well as her floral design certification. Maddie is co-owner of The Chill shaved ice stand and she is actively involved in that endeavor. In her free time, Maddie enjoys lake activities, watching movies, traveling and spending time with friends and her dog, Raider. Maddie attends First Baptist Church of Gilmer and, in the fall, she will attend The University of Texas at Tyler to pursue a career in nursing.

Melanie Aguilar

Melanie is the daughter of Scott and Angelica Sisson. She is a Senior at Gilmer High School. Melanie is a four year member and a two year officer of the GHS Stars Drill Team. She is currently the Gilmer FFA Chapter President and has retired as Daingerfield District FFA President and Area VI FFA Vice President. Additionally, Melanie is treasurer of the National Honor Society and is in the top 10% of her class. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Texas Tech University and major in Agricultural Communication. Melanie’s ambition is to be employed by the USDA and work in foreign relations.

Marlee Denise Mauldin

Marlee Denise Mauldin is the daughter of John and Mindy Mauldin, the granddaughter of David and Paula Harris, and the late Judy Fennell. Marlee is the youngest sister of Madison Peppers and Matthew Mauldin. Her hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends, and cooking. She attends Gilmer High School and is in the top 10% of her class. Marlee is also a member of the National Honor Society where she serves as secretary. Her extracurricular activities include being a 4yr member of GHS Cheer and Gilmer FFA. Marlee was honored to be selected as a Best Preps nominee for cheer. Marlee received Yamboree 2019 Reserve Grand Champion and Harvest Festival 2022 Grand Champion with her show rabbits. Marlee also represented Beta Sigma Phi as a Lady in Waiting in the 86th East Texas Yamboree. Marlee will graduate with 18 dual-credit hours. After graduation from high school, she plans to attend Northeast Texas Community College and University of Texas at Tyler to complete her undergraduate studies. Following her undergraduate studies, she plans to attend Baylor University to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She attends New Beginnings Baptist Church and believes that all good things in her life are from God and that any success, whether personal or educational, belongs to Christ.

Mallory Morgan Tate

Mallory Morgan Tate is the daughter of Keith Tate and Veronica Tate. Mallory attended Gilmer High School. While there she played varsity basketball, volleyball, and track and field. As well as a 4 year member of the band and the majorette line where she was co-head majorette. Mallory was also a part of the National Honor Society and a Deuces officer. After graduation, Mallory plans to attend Panola College and major in chemistry and minor in criminal justice while playing volleyball.

Mallory Kay Bowin

Mallory Kay Bowin is the daughter of Jo Ed and Laura Bowin and the granddaughter of JoAnn Bowin and Sharie Jobe. Mallory is graduating from Harmony High School where she is an honor student, officer in FCCLA, and participates in FFA, NHS, and Student Council. She has played golf and was her team’s MVP and top ten district finisher her sophomore year. Mallory attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is active in her youth group. She loves participating in service projects around her community. In her spare time, Mallory enjoys playing pickleball with her family and friends.