Hamilton, daughter of Bryan and Cindy Hamilton of Vinton, was one of 10 contestants in this year’s contest. She is a student at Ohio Valley Christian School.
Heather Caldwell of Gallipolis was the first runnerup. She is the daughter of Lesa Harder and a student at Gallia Academy High School.
The second runnerup was Kelcie Carter of Thurman, daughter of Larry and Kelly Carter. Carter is a student at River Valley High School.
The third runnerup in this year’s pageant was Mary Beth Townsend of Gallipolis. She is the daughter of Todd and Jennifer Townsend and is a student at Gallia Academy High School. Townsend was also voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.
In the Junior Miss pageant, Lexie Johnson of Crown City won the crown. Johnson, daughter of Kirk and Tina Johnson, is an eighth grade student at South Gallia Middle School.
First runnerup in the Junior Miss was Mackenzie Hall of Rio Grande. Hall is the daughter of Eileen and Matt Hall and is an eighth grade student at River Valley Middle School.
The pageant winners will have a busy year ahead of them as they represent the River Recreation Festival at various other festivals and fairs around the region.