Hannah McDonald, a junior at Mena High School, was crowned 2017 Miss Polk County at the pageant held annually by The Lady Ouachitas on Saturday, September 30 at the MHS Performing Arts Center. Rhyen Henry was crowned as Little Miss Polk County. The pair will represent Polk County in the next year in events such as parades and festivals. McDonald moves on to the Miss Arkansas Fair Queen Pageant to be held in three weeks at the Arkansas State Fair.
Hannah was also voted as Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Lana Coogan and Gordon McDonald. Also crowned
as the new Little Miss
was Rhyen Henry, daughter of Chase and Holly Henry.
1st runner-up for Miss Polk County was Spencer Thrailkill, who also won the interview category; 2nd runner-up was Rhyen Martin.
In the Little Miss division, 1st runner up was Bentleigh Vincent, 2nd runner up was Kyelee Horn, and 3rd runner up was Layla Sparks.
Congratulations to all the Royalty.
Look for a special feature on Hannah McDonald in the October 11, 2017 edition of The Polk County Pulse.