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Jessica Kearns named Miss Hannibal

Jessica Kearns
Posted: Sep. 9, 2018 12:20 am Updated: Sep. 9, 2018 12:28 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal crowned new royalty Saturday night in the Miss Hannibal and Miss Mark Twain scholarship programs.

Miss Hannibal 2018 is Jessica Kearns, the daughter of Eric and Kristi Kearns. Kearns attends John Wood Community College.

First runner-up was Margaret Garland, the daughter of Latisha Mundo and Michael Mundo. She attends Moberly Area Community College.

The pageant is an official local preliminary to the Miss Missouri pageant.

Named Miss Hannibal Outstanding Teen was Jaden Essig, the daughter of Leslie and Danny Essig, who attends Hannibal High School.

Kennedy Johnson, the daughter of Brock and Shelby Buschling, was named Miss Mark Twain Outstanding Teen. Johnson attends Clark County R-I High School.

First runner-up in the Outstanding Teen competition was Ella Goldinger, daughter of Mark and Renee Goldinger, who attends Palmyra Middle School.