Lauren Scofield of Havre was crowned Miss Montana 2016 on Saturday in Glendive.
Danielle Wineman, the reigning Miss Montana, relinquished her crown to Scofield, 22 years old.
A press release from the Miss Montana organization says:
Lauren is a biochemistry major at Carroll College planning to become a doctor working in Montana. She hopes to plant the seeds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) this coming year.
She wins a $5,000 scholarship and will advance to Atlantic City, NJ to compete in the Miss America Pageant in September.
First Runner up with a $2,500 scholarship is Alysse Charlesworth of Glendive.
Second Runner up with a $2,000 scholarship is Savanah Leidholt of Miles City.
Third Runner up with a $1,500 scholarship is Julie Theis of Sidney.
Fourth Runner up with a $1,250 scholarship is Abigail Helland of Glasgow.
Chosen Most Photogenic by Bohle Images, the official photographer for the week, was Julie Theis.
Jessica Criss of Bozeman was chosen by her peers as Miss Congeniality, sponsored by Guns & Things.
Receiving the Spirit and Leader Award, voted by the production crew, a $250 scholarship sponsored by Holden Electric, was Alara Vogel, 17, of Havre.
The outstanding talent award of $750 sponsored by Jack Lawson went to Alysse Charlesworth.
Outstanding Interview and $500 award sponsored by Jim & Carol Swanson went to Julie Theis.
On Friday night, Faith Johnson of Helena, 16, was crowned Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen and will compete in August in Orlando at the national competition.