Carbon High junior is Miss Utah Job's Daughter
Kaycee Gilson, 16, of Price was crowned Miss Utah Job's Daughter at the MUJD/Spirit Ambassador pageant held in Salt Lake City on Sept. 21. The pageant took place at the Salt Lake Masonic temple and was a full day of testing on Job's Daughter knowledge, ritual competition, personal interviews, extemporaneous questions and more.
The contestants had some fun time as well, including lunch with the Grand Guardian of Utah, Kathy Shupe. The finale was the evening pageant, where the contestants again answered questions in front of a live audience and awards for High Ritual and High Test were given. Kaycee also was awarded High Test during the event.
Kaycee is a 4.0 student at Carbon High school where she is a junior. She plans to continue her education and pursue a career in Engineering. Kaycee is the daughter of DeAnn and Josh Gilson of Price. She has been a member of Bethel 3, Job's Daughters International, for three years, and is a past Honored Queen of the Bethel. She currently holds the office of Guide.
Job's Daughters International is an organization for girls ages 10-20 who have a Masonic relationship. The organization has members in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and the Philippines. It teaches girls public speaking, confidence, and more, and encourages its members to be charitable to others.
The official charity of Job's Daughters is HIKE, which stands for Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment. HIKE provides hearing devices for children who need them.
Miss Utah Job's Daughter's duties are many during her reign. Kaycee will attend statewide events including installations and visits at bethels throughout Utah, as well as those of other Masonic organizations. She will often be expected to speak about Job's Daughters at these events. Parades, including the St. Patrick's Day parade in Salt Lake City, are also on her agenda. Kaycee will also represent Utah at the Miss Job's Daughters International pageant which will be held in Spokane in August 2014.