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First runner-up Megan Johnson, left, hugs her best friend and fellow South Effingham senior McKenna Thompson after Thompson was crowned Miss Effingham County Fair 2012.

McKenna Thompson crowned 2012 Fair Queen

McKenna Thompson was crowned Miss Effingham County Fair 2012 in Saturday night’s pageant at the fairgrounds.

Thompson is a senior at South Effingham High School, as is first runner-up Megan Johnson. Thompson said she wants to attend pharmacy school after she graduates from SEHS.

Thirty-five girls and young ladies in eight age groups competed in the fair pageant on Saturday. Other winners included:

 11 months and under

Queen: Ermerson Nichole Verrier

First Runner-up: Emory ChevyAnn Brydon

Second Runner-up: Bristol Thomas

12-23 months

Queen: Emalyn Coleman

First Runner-up: Kaylan Bragg

Second Runner-up: Madison Holland

24-35 months

Queen: Kylee Rose Rhymes

First Runner-up: Grace Porter

Second Runner-up: Ansliegh Rae Poythress

4-6 years

Queen: Taylor Thomas

First Runner-up: Emma Grace Lowe

Second Runner-up: Allie Sheq

7-10 years

Queen: Eleanor Brinkley Carson

First Runner-up: Bella Brazell

Second Runner-up: Lacee Alexis Brigdon

12-14 years

Queen: Taiyauna Wilkerson

First Runner-up: Bailey Nicole Carson

Second Runner-up: Christina Sanchez

15-16 years

Queen: Denisha Monique Brickhouse

First Runner-up: Katherine L. Hamilton

Second Runner-up: Eliza Youmens

Courtesy of Effingham Herald