Miss Summit County crowned
July 31, 2009
Ten contestants vied for the title of Miss Summit County, but 18-year-old Ashley Atkinson was the one to walk away with the crown and a college scholarship worth $1,000.
Atkinson said she is ready to fulfill her duties as Miss Summit County.
"I’m really excited," she said. "I was the first attendant last year."
She graduated from South Summit High School last spring, and will be attending college at the University of Utah on a full academic scholarship. She said she hopes to study nursing and attend medical school.
Throughout high school, she participated on the dance team and was the school’s dance Sterling Scholar; which allowed her to represent her school at a state-wide competition. She was a member of the newspaper staff and worked as a student writer for the Summit County News. She was also a peer tutor and taught dance classes for those with special needs.
Atkinson was crowned Thursday evening as the official start of the Summit County Fair. First attendant is Brianna Bodily and second attendant is Shelese Peterson. The first and second attendants won scholarships worth $750 and $500 respectively.
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Peterson said this was her first pageant and although she was nervous, now she is very excited for the next year.
Fair coordinator Kellie Robinson said the girls will be ambassadors for the county in all upcoming fair activities and other county events. She said the girls will learn important interview skills throughout the year as they interact with reporters.
For a complete fair schedule, visit http://www.parkrecord.com/calendar.