Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, July 10 newspaper on Page A5.

McARTHUR — To Kelsey Beyer, “Viking Pride” means being the best version of herself and showing support for people in her area.

“I have always felt very loved and supported from everyone in Vinton County,” she said. “I’m proud of where I’m from.”

Beyer took home the crown at Saturday night’s 63rd Annual Miss Vinton County pageant at Vinton County High School. The VCHS senior will be joined by First Attendant Tomi Sue Schweikert and Second Attendant Cassandra Mayers.

Beyer is the daughter of Sandy Beyer. She is involved in cross country and bowling teams, French club, the yearbook staff, Junior Readers, Director’s Choir and the Viking Players drama club.

Zoe Games earned the title of Miss Congeniality for this year’s pageant. Most Photogenic went to Beyer, and the Evening Gown award went to Jenna Crowe.

Beyer told The Courier she felt a little overwhelmed after her crowning. She most looks forward to traveling with her new court. She thanked her mom and all of her friends for their support.

Relinquishing their crowns were 2018 Queen Savannah Perry, First Attendant Jade Trainer and Second Attendant Olivia Caudill.

All competing in the 2019 event were Beyer, Games, Schweikert, Mayers, Crowe and Chloe McCarty.

sdawes@vintoncourier.com; @sydneydawes_95

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