On Sunday, the 2024 Amarillo Miss Juneteenth Pageant winners were chosen at a ceremony at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo. 

Young ladies in three age categories highlighted their talent, beauty and grace in multiple categories to be crowned Miss Juneteenth.  

Pageant winners, from left, Tyla Hall Scott (Miss Teen Juneteenth), Arayiah Finney (Miss Juneteenth) and Angelisa Harper (Little Miss Juneteenth) stand on stage at the Amarillo Miss Juneteenth Pageant held Sunday at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo.

Pageant winners of the event were: 

  • Miss Juneteenth: Arayiah Finney 
  • Miss Teen Juneteenth: Tyla Hall Scott  
  • Little Miss Juneteenth: Angelisa Harper 

Harper, who was recently named Miss Potter County, now adds Little Miss Juneteenth to her list of pageant wins. She finished as a runner-up the last two years, but this year gets to wear the crown. 

Pageant contestants stand on stage at the Amarillo Miss Juneteenth Pageant held Sunday at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo.

“I worked really hard for this, and I am so honored to be named Little Miss Juneteenth,” Harper said. “It feels amazing; this was an exciting experience. I am very happy.” 

Blanca Masias, Harper’s mom and coach, spoke about her daughter winning the pageant on her third try. 

“I am so proud of her; she has put in a lot of work since she started her pageant journey at the Little Miss Juneteenth Pageant three years ago,” Masias said. “This has been a gateway to the pageant world, and for her to win is amazing with all the effort that she has put into it.” 

Angela Harper stands with her Little Miss Juneteenth trophy and crown at the Amarillo Miss Juneteenth Pageant held Sunday at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo.

Each of the winners will be in the Juneteenth Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday on Hughes Street in the North Heights Neighborhood.