Brumm named Miss Pulaski County
The four contestants of the Miss Pulaski County Queen Pageant were fan favorites but only one took the title of queen.
Jillian Brumm took the honor and was crowned queen with much applause from the audience Sunday evening. Brumm is the daughter of Bryce and Lori Brumm.
Brumm, 18, said she became a contestant of the pageant because of first runner-up Danni-Jo Rausch. She said her family was also “super supportive” of her decision.
Brumm has had an excellent year as not only was she crowned Miss Pulaski but she was the Winamac Community High School Salutatorian, Winamac Community High School Female Athlete of the Year and being named the recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.
As part of the pageant, contestants are judged in four categories including the Me Speech, an interview, professional wear, evening wear and answering an impromptu question. The ladies have spent the last six weeks learning to walk the stage, and public speaking and interview skills.
Rausch, who is a daughter of Barney and Patti-Jo, was crowned first runner-up. Rausch, 18, said she is always telling people to try something new so being a part of the pageant was her attempt at not being a hypocrite. Rausch plans to attend Ancilla College in the fall.