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Benton County Queen Earns Indiana State Fair Crown


Published: Friday, January 11, 2019

Halle Shoults, Miss Benton County, was crowned the 61st Indiana State Fair Queen last Sunday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center. Shoults is the second representative from Benton County to be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair, 50 years following Terilyn Krill in 1969.

Miss Indiana State Fair 2019 was selected over 84 other contestants after three days of judging. The Indiana State Fair Queen plays a key role in promoting the Indiana State Fair by traveling nearly 8,000 miles during June and July to approximately 45 counties in preparation for the great Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2-18, 2019.

The Top 10 Finalists include:

First Runnerup: Maci French, Miss Boone County;

Second Runnerup: Emily Yoder, Miss Elkhart County;

Third Runnerup: Adrienne Rudolph, Miss Warrick County;

Fourth Runnerup: Jesse Mays, Miss Scott County;

Raegan Bowling, Miss Putnam County;

Janelle Mitzner, Miss LaPorte County;

Lauren Ziliak, Miss Vanderburgh County;

Sylvia Harris, Miss Tipton County;

Emily Kilmer, Miss Jasper County; and Miss Congeniality: was Emily Scott, Miss Gibson County.

Miss Indiana State Fair 2019 Halle Shoults of Oxford, Indiana, is a sophomore at Purdue University majoring in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, with a minor in Critical Disabilities. She is an active member of Ann Tweedale Cooperative at Purdue University, Gear Up! Benton County (event founder & coordinator), 4-H and Purdue Lilly Scholars Network. Shoults enjoys a variety of activities such as attending Purdue sporting events, coaching young showman in showmanship and horsemanship at the state and local 4-H Horse and pony club levels, and totally embraces being Flawesome. She looks forward to a career in a hospital or rehabilitation facility specializing in pediatric trauma patients and children with disabilities.

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