WWU student crowned Missouri State Fair Queen
|8/13/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
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A William Woods University student, Ashley Bauer of Warrenton, is the 2013 Missouri State Fair Queen.
The 19-year-old studies business administration and equine general studies, with a concentration in equine assisted therapy, at WWU. As queen, she will receive a $1,500 scholarship to continue her education.
Bauer will reign over the remaining State Fair events through Aug. 18 and be an ambassador for the Missouri State Fair and agriculture throughout the coming year. The daughter of Todd and Suzanne Bauer, she is also Miss Warren County.
Contestants vying for the crown were judged in multiple areas, including interview, speech, talent and evening gown. Bauer received the highest score of 64 contestants in the evening gown.
“This is absolutely unfathomable. I am honored to be the representative for my hometown and the state of Missouri,” Bauer said. “It is very meaningful to see all of the hard work between myself and my support system be rewarded with such a great honor. I look forward to spending a fantastic 10 days with the people attending the Missouri State Fair.”