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Pictured, from left, Miss Congeniality Alyssa Eberle, Second Runner-Up Abby Burgin, 2018 Miss Clark County Kennedy Easton, 2017 Miss Clark County Brooke Adams and First Runner-Up Brooke Bowling.

CLARK COUNTY — Kennedy Easton, 18, daughter of Jeff and Christen Gordon and sponsored by B and G Enterprises and Sons LLP of Charlestown, was crowned the 2018 Miss Clark County Friday night at the Charlestown High School auditorium.

Brooke Adams, the outgoing 2017 queen, crowned the new queen. Easton will serve as the official hostess of the Clark County 4-H Fair during the week of July 13-21. She will also represent Clark County at the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant in January. 

There were four categories of competition with a total of 100 points. Fifty points were allotted for private interview, 10 points for one-minute prepared speech, 20 points for professional wear, and 20 points for the formal wear category. Whitney Forbis, 2008 queen, was the master of ceremony for the evening that was the culmination of a journey that the contestants began several weeks prior when they turned in their entry applications for the pageant. All contestants attended required meetings and workshops that covered personal development skills including interview techniques, attire, make-up, poise, modeling, thank you note composition, stage presence, and other attributes. A panel of three well-qualified and experienced judges spent the day with contestants and by the end of the evening had come to their decision on which contestant would be the best representative for Clark County.

The first runner-up was Brooke Bowling, 19, daughter of Mike and Aimee Bowling and sponsored by Jamey Noel, Clark County sheriff. Abby Burgin, 19, daughter of Bryan Burgin and Susan Krouse and sponsored by the New Washington State Bank of Charlestown, was second runner-up.

The 2018 Miss Congeniality was Alyssa Eberle, 19 daughter of Stephanie Spears and John Adam Jr. and sponsored by Ray’s Lawn and Garden of Sellersburg. The contestants voted for the most helpful and friendly candidate to receive the title of Miss Congeniality.