Little Rock (Oct. 20, 2012) A new Arkansas State Fair Queen has been named after a week long competition among regional winners from all over the state.
Sierra Lites, 18, of Grapevine, was crowned the 2012 State Fair Queen. The blue-eyed brown-haired five-foot-six inch beauty is a senior at Sheridan High School and was the Grant County Fair Queen. She also won the judge's award for the best interview.
Arynn Johnson, 15, of Jessieville was named the new Arkansas State Junior Fair Queen during ceremonies Saturday night at the Arkansas State Fair, She is a sophomore at Jessieville High School where she is a member if the Beta Club, Key Club, Art Club, Capitan Club, Friends of Rachel club and the National Honor Society.
First runner-up to Lites is Katie Crow, 19, of Huntsville.
Second runner-up is Devyn Mitchell, 17 of North Little Rock.
Haley Sttolzfus, 17, of Van Buren was named third runner-up and Courtney Sheppard, 16, of Northeast Arkansas was named fourth runner-up.
In addition to Johnson, the new Junior Queen, Zoie Otwell,16, of Prescott was named first runner-, Mallory Pryon, 16, of Smackover, third runner-up, Rachel Harless, 16, of Little Rock, second runner-up and Carleigh Tackett, 14, of Danville, fourth runner-up.
In the talent competition, Miranda Baker, 17 of West Fork won Grand Champion and she also won the award for the best instrumental solo. Caitlyn Cook, of Conway won for her vocal solo, Hannah Welch win foe the best vocal group, Charlee Carter, 15, of Wilmar, won the dance solo title, a group of energetic dancers from Monticello, known as the Monticello Dancers was named the best dance group and the Bear Creek Bluegrass singer were named the best variety act.