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Updated: Monday, 20 Aug 2012, 2:42 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 19 Aug 2012, 7:49 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Miss Jackson County has won the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant.
Mariah Dawn Huff of Jackson County took the title of Miss Indiana State Fair during the final day of the queen pageant in the Pepsi Coliseum, according to a release.
Huff was chosen from 87 contestants. Each contestant represented their home county.
"I've been to the fair for 20 years," she said. "I've never missed a year of the Indiana State Fair. I feel so honored just to be a part of it."
Huff, 20, is a junior at Purdue University studying agriculture education. She says this could not have come at a better time.
"Tomorrow's my birthday," she said. "This is the best birthday present you could ask for. It was so awesome, and it's a great feeling."
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