Vanessa Williams returns to the Miss America pageant as the head judge after being forced to step away from her crown in 1984.

Her heart was pounding as she stood on stage clutching the hands of the only other person whose name hadn’t yet been announced. Tomball High School junior Jade Gilbo was crowned Miss Tomball 2011 at the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual pageant at Salem Lutheran Church Nov. 20. By ANNA SCHUMANN