Miss Hawkeye State
Seven-year-old Teagan Gilchrist was named Miss Hawkeye State Jr. Tween during a ceremony Saturday in Mt. Pleasant. She is the daughter of Robert and Niki Gilchrist of Fairfield. Teagan will advance to the U.S. Miss Scholarship program finals July 5-9 in Orlando, Florida. As a regional winner, she will be vying for a national prize package including a college scholarship, crown, banner, trophy, modeling contract, national photo shoot and featured on national advertising. The scholarship program is judged on fun fashion-wear modeling, evening gown, academic achievement, community involvement, résumé and a personal private interview with a panel of judges. For additional information, contact Niki Gilchrist at 641-209-2068 or via email at email@example.com. Teagan will appear in Saturday’s Oktoberfest parade in Ottumwa.