Mr. and Miss Boll Weevil

This post is for KDP, who in response to Paul's post yesterday about the Maid of Cotton pageant, noted the apparent lack of a counterpart, Miss Boll Weevil.

There is indeed a Miss Boll Weevil, as well as a Mr. Boll Weevil. These titles have periodically been conferred on students at Alabama's Enterprise State Community College, whose mascot is a boll weevil.

For instance, in 1972 Pat Hatcher and Bobby Bright were the students named Mr. and Miss Boll Weevil. Bright went on to serve as the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2011. Bright was the first Democrat to represent the district since 1962, but he didn't win a second term.

The Montgomery Advertiser - Nov 15, 2000

The Montgomery Advertiser - Jan 23, 1972

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 22, 2017
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Contests, Races and Other Competitions

It's clear that being Mr Bill Weevil helped Bobby Bright's resume, but what happened to Pat Hatcher?
Posted by Brian on 07/22/17 at 03:38 PM
Yes, all very well, but they don't answer the most important question: which of them is the lesser of the two Weevils?
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/23/17 at 05:59 AM
Bobby looks like a cross between Timothy Leary and John Cleese.
Posted by Fritz G on 07/23/17 at 06:54 AM
Bobby looks more like a dept. store mannequin to me. However, he does have the plastic hair that's important when you want to go to Congress.
Posted by Virtual on 07/23/17 at 10:00 AM
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