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Pageant winners crowned

By Staff, 09/17/18 10:38 AM

PRESCOTT – There was a full day of fair pageants Saturday with winners being crowned and getting to move on to the district and state fairs.

The day began with the first round of pageants starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Potlatch Building. The first groups were infant, baby, tiny and little miss. Se’Nova Anderson took the crown in the infant division, with Harper McMahan being crowned baby miss. Tiny Miss went to Kylli Henderson, while Blakely Herring was named Little Miss Nevada County.

Anderson also took photogenic and best dressed in the infant category. McMahan was named best dressed and won for best portfolio in the baby class, while Emma Morrison was most photogenic and first runner up. Shiloh Glass was second runner up. Henderson also was named most photogenic in the tiny miss group, while Madelyn Miller had the best portfolio and was named best dressed. She was also first runner up while Kalli Lewis was second runner up.Herring was tabbed most photogenic and best dressed in the Little Miss division, with Joshlyn Brown being first runner up and having the best portfolio.

Once these groups were done judges and contestants for the evening portion of the pageants prepared for the interview segment during the early afternoon. The Potlatch Building was packed at 5 p.m. as it was time for the older hopefuls to take the stage.

First up was the petite division, won by Carlie White, who was also named most photogenic. Averie Jackson had the best portfolio and was first runner up, while Azariah Smith was named best dressed. Claire Laughard took everything in the Young Miss group. In the Pre-Teen class, Faith Steed was crowned queen, while Elainah Burke was first runner up, best dressed and most photogenic. Heavenly Zachary was named queen of the Junior Queen group and also was tabbed most photogenic and won the sportswear event, with Zoe Fincher first runner up. Victoria Franklin was second runner up and won the interview portion, while Chloe Brown had the best portfolio and was named best dressed. Danielle Hamilton was named Miss Congeniality.

Then came the queen pageant. Jamia Smith, when all was said and done, was crowned 2018 Nevada County Fair Queen. She also won most photogenic and swimsuit. Madison Hooks was first runner up and won the interview portion. Ashlynn Hart was named best dressed.