Preliminary winners were named tonight in the first night of competition at the 2011 Miss Indiana Pageant in Zionsville, Indiana.
Preliminary Talent Winner was Miss Duneland, Jackie Jerlecki, of Goshen. Jaclie is a graduate of Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She sang “Take Me to the World” from Morning Primrose.
Preliminary Swimsuit Winner was Miss Crossroads to America, Carolyne Holcombe, of Terre Haute. Carolyne is a recent graduate of Indiana State University.
Competition continues Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with two more Preliminary Winners named in Talent and Swimsuit. The Miss Indiana Pageant finals are Saturday, June 25, 2011. All competitions are at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at the Box Office and by calling Pat Farm at 574-527-7795. The new Miss Indiana will compete at the Miss America Pageant in January, 2012. For more information, go to www.missindianapageant.com.
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Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen are official state pageants of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. More information about Miss America can be found at www.missamerica.org.