Introducing your 2018 Miss Minden. Hannah Harper took home the crown Saturday night after a healthy competition between her and three other contestants. The 20-year-old Louisiana Tech student also won the Hannah McFarland Style award, a $100 scholarship in honor of the 2007 Miss Minden who lost her life in a tragic accident.
Also crowned Saturday night was Gracie Sivils. She was named Miss Minden Outstanding Teen for 2018.
Harper was one of four contestants vying for the Miss Minden crown, Also competing were Magan Billups, Sharity Brent, and Abby Baker. Brent won both Miss Congeniality and Talent awards, while Baker won the Lifestyle and Fitness award and was first runner up.
In the Outstanding Teen competition, Sivils won the Talent award, while Juliet Moorman won the Fitness award.
The night was filled with talented performances from Miss Minden 2017 Abby Reynolds, Cydni’s School of Dance, Miss Minden Outstanding Teen 2017 Madeline Bethea, Marie Wise Dancenter, and Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti, who was also emcee for the night.
After a special farewells from Bethea and Reynolds, Sivils and Harper were crowned respectively.
Sivils will compete at the state level for Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen in April, while Harper will compete for Miss Louisiana in June.