Laney Wilder crowned 2022 Persimmon Festival Little Miss Queen

MITCHELL – Laney Wilder was crowned the 2022 Persimmon Festival Little Miss Queen Monday night.

2022 Persimmon Festival Little Miss Queen, Laney Wilder

Feeling good and happy about her victory, Laney knows how it can feel on the other side. She wants everyone to know to not give up, and keep trying, and one day you can be like her.

“It feels really good, and I was really surprised to win,” said Laney. “I have competed since kindergarten and winning this makes me feel proud of myself because I kept working harder and harder for this. For all of the other girls out there, just keep trying like I did and maybe you will get the chance to win too.”

Norah Isom was named the 2022 Persimmon Festival Little Miss Congeniality and was shocked to win the award after her younger sister Charlotte won the same award in the Mini Miss Contest.

2022 Persimmon Festival Little Miss Queen’s Court. Back row (from left): Harleigh Reeve, Norah Isom, Rylynn Sanders, Rhylee Blackwell, and Abigail Gratzer. Front row (from left): Zoey Maddox, Queen Laney Wilder, and Alaina Cessna

“I’m surprised to win. My little sister won Miss Congeniality for the Mini Miss contest and I was shocked to win alongside her tonight,” said Norah Isom.

The 2022 Persimmon Festival Little Miss Queens Court includes:

  • Queen – Laney Wilder
  • Miss Congeniality – Norah Isom
  • Princess – Zoey Maddox
  • Princess – Abigail Gratzer
  • Princess – Rhylee Blackwell
  • Princess – Alaina Cessna
  • Princess – Rylynn Sanders
  • Princess – Harleigh Reeve

There was a total of 20 young ladies who participated in this year’s pageant, who were all lovely and deserving of the evening. Congratulations to all who competed.