Special to the Journal
The Belton Fire Department has selected Skylar Stewart of Belton High School as the 2013-2014 Belton Miss Flame. Miss Stewart replaces 2012-2013 Miss Flame Mia Garcia of Belton New Tech High School.
Skylar was selected following an Oct. 24 interview with members of Belton Fire Department and Tim Euting, Chief of the Belton Volunteer Fire Department. Skylar and other applicants were tested on their knowledge of Fire Safety & Prevention.
The Bell County Miss Flame Contest is annually event hosted each October by the Bell County Fire Chiefs Association. Candidates earn a spot to compete at the county level following an application and interview process with local jurisdictions. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors at time of application. The Belton Volunteer Fire Department provides a $500 scholarship to Miss Flame upon entry into her freshman year of college.
Last week, Skylar competed with surrounding Miss Flame candidates and was named 2nd Runner Up. The 2013-2014 Bell County Miss Flame was Rachel Moger, representing Morgan’s Point Volunteer Fire Department. The 1st Runner Up, Patience White, represented Stillhouse Volunteer Fire Department.