Cove Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics sponsors Five Hills Pageant
By BRITTANY FHOLER
Cove Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is back as a division sponsor for the 8th annual Five Hills Scholarship Pageant this year, sponsoring the Junior Miss Five Hills category this year.
The dental office was approached by 2020 Junior Miss Five Hills Kadence Coombs about being a sponsor and jumped at the opportunity.
Coombs said she was thankful that Cove Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics decided to sponsor the division for age category. She added that businesses like Cove Pediatric Dental are doing important things in the community when they support the Scholarship Pageant because they help the titleholders accomplish their own goals of serving their community.
“It’s important so we can do better things and help other people around us,” Coombs said.
During her time as the 2020 Junior Miss Five Hills, Coombs helped establish a Blessings in a Backpack program at Clements/Parson Elementary School using funds raised through the third annual Junior Homecoming Dance and used her Lemonade Day funds to establish the program at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary. Coombs has also been working to set up a Blessings in a Backpack program at Crossroads High School.
Although she is feeling a little bit sad at having to move on, Coombs said she is excited and ready to see who takes the crown and title of Junior Miss Five Hills next.
Paola Nino, a dental hygienist at Cove Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, said that the office has been a sponsor in recent years, supporting the girls and helping the pageant.
“I think it’s nice that they have something to do,” Nino said. “I think it’s obviously good for little ones to get involved in their community, especially if they’re from here so, just to know a little bit more about it.”
Nino said that way of supporting the community is exactly the kind of thing that the doctors at the office love to do.
“I think the doctors really want everybody to know that we’re not just a regular dentist office, one of those corporate offices,” Nino said. “You know, we truly care about our community and want to make sure that everybody knows that we’re here to support the kids in any way that we can.”
The Five Hills Scholarship Pageant will be awarding more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes. For contestants in the Junior Miss Five Hills Division and other divisions for contestants ages 8 and under, each contestant will receive a customized cast iron Five Hills Scholarship Pageant medal, a commemorative canvas bag filled with gifts valued at more than $250 to include one month of gymnastics, dance, or cheer lessons, month of martial arts lessons, and gift certificates to local shops, professional sporting events, zoo, museums, and restaurants. All contestants will also receive coaching services from reigning Five Hills royalty. The contestants selected for the court (1st-4th runners up) in each category will receive a marble base trophy on a crystal tower topped with a king or queen and a gift package.
For the newly crowned ages 8 and under, the prize packages include funding for a $100 educational savings bond for every titleholder, custom-made Miss Five Hills Scholarship Program rhinestone crown for girls and velvet and gold trimmed crowns, scepters and kings’ robes for boys sponsored by Bill French Jewelers, a custom-made double-satin embroidered Five Hills Scholarship Pageant banner trimmed in double rows of rhinestones, a 3-foot tall queen/king trophy, a bouquet of live flowers for queens and boutonnieres for kings, a Five Hills Scholarship Pageant protective crown box, an official Five Hills Scholarship Pageant garment bag, an official Five Hills Scholarship Pageant shirt, an official Photo Shoot courtesy of CenTex Photo. Winners in the Miniature Miss, Miniature Mister, Little Miss, Little Mister, Junior Miss and Junior Mister categories will also receive complete birthday parties valued at $250-$500 each.
The 8th annual Five Hills Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, starting at 1 p.m.