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Alyssa Bell won the title of Miss North Carolina Queen of Hope 2018-19.  This is a State Pageant that comes with a scholarship to the school of her choice, several photo shoots and many other gifts.

As Queen, Alyssa plans to bring more awareness and hope to those battling cancer, a disease that has touched us all. Miss North Carolina Queen of Hope is also a proud supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The pageant was held, Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Supply NC.

Alyssa is the 16-year-old daughter of Scott and Mary Bell of Elizabethtown NC. Her grandparents are Jerry and Regina Bell of Charlotte NC, Wilma and the late Jimmy Callahan of Elizabethtown NC and Carolina Garza of TX. She is a Junior at West Bladen High School and attends Bladen Community College. She hopes to become a dental hygienist or dentist after high school.