INDIANAPOLIS — Alyssa Garnett of Pulaski County earned the title of Miss Indiana State Fair during the final day of the fair’s queen pageant in the Farm Bureau Building.
Garnett was chosen from 87 contestants, each representing their home county. She becomes the third young lady from Pulaski County to become Indiana State Fair Queen.
Garnett, 19, is a sophomore at Purdue University studying business management. She is the 56th young lady to be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair.
“I never envisioned this happening. I’m so grateful,” Garnett said in a press release. “When I looked to the girls beside and behind me, they have so many accomplishments, and then they called my name and I just couldn’t believe it.”
Garnett succeeds Mariah Huff of Jackson County and will begin representing the State Fair in 2014.
The Queen’s Court consisted of: first runner-up — Emily Robertson, Cass County; second runner-up — Madison Seifert, DeKalb County; third runner-up — Channing Gappens, Tipton County; and fourth runner-up — Payton Warren, Jackson County.
Other finalists, in no particular order, were Ellie Jarrett, Daviess County; Larissa Landis, White County; D’Lee Vieck, Knox County; Lauren Fuhs, Gibson County; and Rebecca Kain, Steuben County.
Vigo County’s Sarah Hudson was named Miss Congeniality.