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Brittany Blanton Crowned Persimmon Queen

Last updated on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

(MITCHELL) - 17-year-old Brittany Blanton, was crowned the 2012 Persimmon Festival Queen. Blanton is a senior at Mitchell High School.

Blanton says being crowned queen makes her senior year even more special. A varsity cheerleader, Blanton works at Flippin' Out gymnastics. She plans to attend Indiana University after graduation to study pediatrics.

Reigning with her are princesses . Addyson Hardman, Kalyn White, Burgandy Eagans, Burgandi Baldwin, Sarah Johnson and Abbie White. Miss Congeniality was Mariah Chastain.

Twelve girls competed in this year's contest.


Queen Brittany Blanton, front center, is surrounded by her court, which includes, clockwise from left, Miss Congeniality Mariah Chastain and princesses Kalyn White, Burgandi Baldwin, Burgandy Eagans, Abbie White, Addyson Hardman and Sarah Johnson. (Photo courtesy of Times Mail)

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