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Crothers claims crown
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Lauren Ashley Crothers’ beauty, style and grace paid off Saturday as she was crowned Miss Warren County in the annual scholarship pageant sponsored by the Queens for a Cure Foundation. She was crowned by the reigning Miss Warren County Melanie Grace Rush. 
Crothers is the 17-year-old daughter of Melany and Michael Crothers, and is a senior at Warren County High School.
She was also honored with the Best Interview Award, after her time with the judges. 
Others in the court include: Chelsey Brooke Simerly, daughter of Jamie and Stephanie Simerly, first runner-up; Bailey Hayes Griffith, daughter of Steve and Kristi Slatton, and Nathan Griffith, second runner-up; Kelsey Taylor Lawrence, daughter of David and Dena Upton, third runner-up and Miss Photogenic; and Haile West Adams, daughter of Gina and Larry York, and Randy Butcher, fourth runner-up. 
Other honors awarded during the pageant are:  Miss Congeniality, Kara MaKenzie Page, daughter of Rhonda and Aaron Cope, and Scott Page; Presidential Award, Raven Adriana Dixon, daughter of Mitzi Ramsey, and Eric Dixon; Presidential Award Honorable Mention, Rachel Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Philip and Lisa Miller; and People’s Choice, Salina Renae Wanser, daughter of Linda and Shannon Taylor.
Class beauties include: Omykale Ityisha Ramirez, daughter of Alvaro and Buffy Ramirez, freshman; Kari Michelle Haston, daughter of Steve and Stacey Webb, sophomore; Karlin Jade Cantrell, daughter of Allen and Kami Cantrell, junior; and Robbie Tarin McBride, daughter of Angie and Johnny McBride, senior. 
Contestants receiving additional recognition are Breanna Claire Foster, daughter of Margie and Howell Foster, prettiest hair; Kaitlin Nicole Lawrence, daughter of Dena and David Upton, prettiest eyes; Ciara Rae’ Walker, daughter of Derrell and Melinda Walker, prettiest gown; and Graylin Clare Brock, daughter of Brad and Melanie Brock, prettiest smile. 
A Top 20 list was chosen by the judges, and in addition to the court, include: Raven Dixon, Eden Ann Fryar, daughter of Ron and Becky Fryar; Aprile Brooke Paz, daughter of Tony and Melissa Paz; Breanna Foster, Arianna Crutto, host student of Susan and Scott Hertwig; Heavenlee Hope Scott, daughter of Jamie and Dwight Bouldin, and Terry Scott; Karlin Jade Cantrell, Hilary Jade Teeters, daughter of Phillip and Shannon Teeters; Carly LeeAnn Newby, daughter of Mani and Rena Newby; Kaylyn MacKenzie Baker, daughter of Josh and Monica Baker; Blair McKenzie Fisher, daughter of Franklin and Leanne Fisher; Kaitlin Nicole Lawrence; Ciara Rae’ Walker; Meagan Renee Sandlin, daughter of Kevin and Kim Sandlin; and Robbie McBride.
Contestants making the cut to the Top 10 are: Raven Dixon, Arianna Crutto, Hilary Jade Teeters,  Blair McKenzie Fisher and Ciara Rae’ Walker.