Little Miss Blackhawk Valley winners announced


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 12:35 pm
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Autumn Kongkousonh, of Viola, was named Little Miss Blackhawk Valley, and Jade Parr, of Geneseo, was named Miss Blackhawk Valley's Pre-Teen recently at the 21st Annual Miss Blackhawk Valley Youth Pageant.

According to a news release, Autumn is the daughter of Andy and Pat Kongkousonh. She will be the Miss Blackhawk Valley Princess at the Miss Illinois competition in June.

The Little Miss Blackhawk Valley runner-up was Chassity Colburn, the daughter of Sam and Jennifer Colburn, of Hampton.

Ms. Parr, the daughter of Brett and Tanayha Parr, won a$150 scholarship and the $100 Aubrey Rae Kline Memorial scholarship.Her talent is jazz dance, and her community service is "Make a Difference in Your Community," the release states.

She will go on to compete at the Miss Illinois' Outstanding Pre-Teen competition to be held in Marion, Ill., in June.

The first Miss Blackhawk Valley's Pre-Teenrunner-up was Rosemary Michaels, daughter of Robert and Joelle Michaels of East Moline.

The Miss Blackhawk Valley and Miss Blackhawk Valley's Outstanding Teen competition will be held at 7 p.m.March 2 at the Scottish Rote Cathedral in Moline.

For more information, contact executive director Nancy Lee, BlackhawkValley@mchsi.com, or visit MissBlackhawkValley.org.

















 



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