Pictured above are the contestants. Front (L to R): Emma Hatcher, Kimberly Sites, Kiara Bahena Back (L to R): Mackenzie Jones, Caydence Rue, Nevaeh Seals, Riona Workman — Photo courtesy of Ally Buzard Photography

courtesy Village of Rockford

(3-29-23) Senior Nevaeh Seals is representing Parkway High School in the Van Wert Peony Pageant on Friday, March 31 at 7:00 at LifeHouse Church in Van Wert. Nevaeh, along with six other contestants from area schools, will vie for the title of Queen Jubilee XLVIII. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:30.

In addition to the title of Queen Jubilee, the contestants will be competing for over $5,000 in scholarships. They will be scored on preliminary interview, talent, evening, gown, and on-stage questions. They have also submitted an essay with their application that will factor into scoring.

Nevaeh is the daughter of Cassie and Jeremy McMurry. At school, she is a member of Future Teachers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, marketing manager for the yearbook, National Honor Society, student government representative and a member of the bowling team. She is also a scholar athlete and on the honor roll. Nevaeh has attended college credit plus classes through Wright State University. She has volunteered with the civics class’s toy drive at school and volunteers babysitting at her church nursery. Nevaeh also has her own photography business and works as a waitress at the Motor Inn. In the fall, she will be attending the University of Findlay to pursue a degree in marketing.