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As a preliminary to the Community of Celestine’s 175th celebration planned for this weekend, the Miss Celestine contest was held Sunday at the Dubois Middle School in conjunction with the Junior Miss, Little Miss and Mister as well as a Senior Queen and King pageant.

Seventeen girls competed for the title of Miss Celestine with Lydia Burke, daughter of Rod and Wanda Burke,being named this year’s Queen.

First runner-up was Camyrn Stemle, the daughter of Dawn Schaefer and Ryan Stemle, and 2nd runner-up was Hannah Schepers, the daughter of Brennan and Lori.

Kari Ann Scherzinger, the daughter of Charles and Karen Scherzinger was named Miss Congeniality while the title of Miss Photogenic went to Aubrey Marks, the daughter of Patrick and Karen Marks.

Sixteen young ladies took part in the Junior Miss contest.

Lexi Freyberger, the daughter of Matt and Tina Freyberger was named Junior Miss Celestine. First runner-up was Bella Beckman, the daughter of Luke and Leah Beckman. 2nd runner-up was Mackenzie Buchta the daughter of Nick and Abby, Aubre Blackgrave, the daughter of Aaron and Jan Blackgrave and Aoibhinn Rasche- the daughter of Martin Rasche tied for Miss Congeniality.

Miss Photogenic was Emma Betz, the daughter of Chris and Tara Betz.

Twenty seven candidates competed in the little Miss and Mister contest.

This year’s Little Mister was Madden Burris the son of Bryan and Rachel Burris. 1st runner-up was Leo Seger, the son of Gary and Ashley Seger, 2nd runner-up was Eli Mehringer, the son of Shaun and Joyce Mehringer.

Photogenic went to Henry Fischer, the son of Brady and Lacey Fischer.

The 2018 Little Miss Celestine was Avery Schmitt, the daughter of Derek and Valerie Schmitt, 1st runner-up was Alexis Lampert, the daughter of Tim and Jenny Lampert, 2nd runner-up was Ava Sander, the grand daughter of Jenna Sander and Damian Mehne.

Little Miss Photogenic was Addison Elliott, the Daughter of Brandon Elliott and Michelle VanHoosier.

Finally a Senior King and Queen pageant was held with Aileen Lueken crowned queen and Ray Lueken named king.