Laura Sparks is the winner of Miss Kings County 2017, with Hannah Hilyard coming in as first runner-up.
Jillian Rogers took the title for Outstanding Teen with Anastyn Mcvay coming in as first runner-up and Abigail Salyer coming in as second runner-up.
Seventeen-year-old Sparks attends Kings Christian School. Her career ambition is to obtain a master's degree in mass communications with a minor in political science.
During the competition, she showcased her vocal ability. Additionally, her service platform is “Confidence and Character in the Hearts of Young Women.”
Fourteen-year-old Rogers attends Sierra Pacific High School. Her career ambition is to become a neonatal nurse.
During the competition, she showcased her musical theater dance talent. Rogers’ service platform is “Mentoring Young Girls.”
The competition took place March 11 at the Hanford Fox Theatre.
Over $8,000 in cash, scholarships, gifts and accessories, ranging from $100 to $2,000, were given.
The winner of Miss Kings County 2017 received a $2,000 scholarship to “further her education, serve as an ambassador of Kings County for the ensuing year and go on to compete for the title of Miss California in June.”
The winner of Miss Kings County’s Outstanding Teen received $500 and the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss California’s Outstanding Teen.
Miss Kings County remains a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. The event is put on by the Miss Kings County Organization, a service oriented institution.