Area women compete in pageant
Two new title-holders were crowned in Lawrence Sunday: Cara Gorges, Clearwater, earned the tiara as Miss Kansas USA 2007; and Jaymie Stokes, Lenexa, became Miss Kansas Teen USA 2007.
Several young women from the area also participated in the two pageants.
Amber DeGraeve, 18, Tonganoxie, received honorable mention, which is the highest finishing non-semifinalist in the Miss Kansas USA. And two young women -- Ashley Hornstein, 18, Lansing, and Sarah Jump, 24, Basehor -- were named semifinalists.
Alice Howey, 20, Leavenworth, also was among the 41 contestants in the Miss Kansas USA pageant, while Kelsi Lynn Bean, 18, Linwood, was among the 33 contestants in the Miss Kansas Teen USA pageant.