KOSCIUSKO — During a combined pageant, Ashley Larson, Pierceton, was crowned the 2018 Miss Kosciusko County Fair Queen and Ashley Irwin, Warsaw, was crowned the 2018 Miss Teen Kosciusko County Fair Queen.
The pageant took place at the Shrine Building at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 9.
Kosciusko County Fair Queen Larson is the daughter of Jeff and Julie Larson. Next year, she will be entering her senior year at Ball State University studying nursing. Larson plans to someday become a nurse practitioner.
Teen Kosciusko County Fair Queen Irwin is the daughter of Joe and Amy Irwin. Next year, Irwin will be entering her junior year at Warsaw Community High School. Irwin is a varsity cheerleader and will soon be a member of the National Honor Society. She plans to become a registered nurse with a focus in newborn delivery.
In the Miss Teen Kosciusko contest, Nyla White, Milford, was second runner-up and Miss Congeniality. Morgan Ziebarth, Warsaw, was named first runner-up. In the Miss Kosciusko County Fair Queen pageant, Kyla Kohler, Warsaw, was first runner-up.
During the pageant, contestants walked in professional wear, All Hollows Eve themed wear and formal wear. The contestants gave a one-minute speech on a topic of their choice. The girls also had to answer to answer impromptu questions onstage.
Miss Kosciusko must participate in the 2018 fair parade, be a positive role model and representative for Kosciusko County, participate in fair activities, compete in the Indiana State Fair Pageant, compete in the Indiana Festival Pageant and pass down the crown at the following year’s pageant.
Miss Teen Kosciusko must participate in the 2018 fair parade, be a positive role model and representative for Kosciusko County and participate in fair activities.
The Kosciusko County Community Fair will run from July 8 to July 14. The highlights include a character meet and mingle and kiddie pageants on Monday, July 9; Battle of the Bands on Wednesday, July 11; Kosciusko’s Got Talent on Thursday, July 12; and the Shaggy Memorial Demolition Derby on Friday, July 13.