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Miss Springfield, Miss Quincy win scholarships in pageant

Posted: Jun. 17, 2019 5:20 pm

MARION, Ill. -- The new Miss Illinois is Miss East Central Ariel Beverly.

The 24-year-old won the crown in Saturday night's scholarship pageant and will represent Illinois in the Miss America competition.

Miss Springfield Angelica Niemann, a Quincy resident, was a Top 10 semi-finalist in the competition. She also won the State Community Service Award and the Linda Kay Fischer Community Service and Academia Award, with total scholarship winnings of $1,750.

Miss Quincy Jessica Fox was the winner of the Women in Business Award, a $500 scholarship awarded to a candidate with a declared business major or actively working in the field of business who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

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