Local women compete for Miss Crossroads to America crown

Several young ladies competed for a chance at top honors Sunday night.

Posted: Feb. 11, 2018 10:40 PM
Updated: Feb. 11, 2018 11:46 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Several young ladies competed for a chance at top honors Sunday night.

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It was for the Miss Crossroads to America and Outstanding Teen pageant.

Contestants were college aged women and teens.

It's more than just taking home a title.

One contestant told News 10 her favorite part is making memories.

"Every year I gain friendships, and just met so many girls. I really just got my own communication skills, and confidence skills, and being a part of the Miss America organization really does a lot for it's young women," said Ellie Barmes, Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen.

Contestants represented several colleges, including Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, and Ivy Tech.

Michelle White was crowned Miss Crossroads of America. She is a student at Indiana State University.

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