The crowning of the 2015 NC Rhododendron Queens was held Saturday evening in Bakersville. Crowned Queen was Andrea Marie Hall and 2015 NC Jr Rhododendron Queen was won by Eaavan Corinne Smith. Andrea was the 2010 NC Jr Rhododendron Queen, she is 17 years old, the daughter of Mike and Denise Jhant of Marion, is in the final year of Early College through McDowell Tech. Comm. College and dance is her talent. Eaavan is 12 years old, the daughter of Ryan and Leslie Smith of Marion, a rising 8th grader and is a dancer.
Left to right: Madison Sigmon of Denton 2nd Runner-Up, 2015 NC Rhododendron Queen Andrea Hall ( also Interview award winner ), Taryn Stern of Boone 1st Runner-up, Talent winner, Swimsuit winner, and Evening Gown Winner, Jacquelyn Vorwarld of Mooresville, Congeniality Winner
Left to right: Kaylan Fairchild of Marion Congeniality winner, Allison Smith of Denton 2nd Runner-Up, 2015 NC Jr Rhododendron Queen Eaavan Smith of Marion and Evening Gown winner, Miranda Creech of Burgaw 1st Runner-Up and Talent winner, and Lani Reece of Morganton Interview Winner