This year’s winner was Meredith Hosman of Metropolis, 18, daughter of Joe and Joni Hosman.
Hosman will be focusing her platform on Adopt a Grandparent.
During the program, she performed a mideastern dance routine.
According to Sandy Farmer, pageant director, one of the judges stated, “The thing that we loved the most about Meredith was her genuineness during her interview.”
Hosman was awarded a $2000 cash scholarship and 15 credit hours from Shawnee Community College. She will be competing next June in the Miss Illinois Pageant in Marion.
First runner-up was Olivia Bates of Brookport, 17, daughter of Richard and Leslea Bates. She received a $400 cash scholarship.
Hosman also was recognized as a People’s Choice winner and received a $50 savings bond.
This year’s Miss Metropolis Outstanding Teen was Mac- Kenzie Meadows-Puckett of Metropolis, 16, daughter of Robert and Doris Puckett.
Meadows-Puckett’s platform is Heart Smart — Fighting Against Childhood Obesity, and she performed a classical piano selection Sunday afternoon.
Meadows-Puckett was the recipient of a $500 savings bond.
“She was very graceful on the stage,” said one judge’s remarks about Meadows-Puckett.
First runner-up for Miss Metropolis Teen was Kristen Arnold of Metropolis, 16, daughter of Patrick and Lori Arnold. She was awarded a $100 savings bond.
Mikayla Peariso of Metropolis, 13, was the recipient of a People’s Choice award and was given a $50 savings bond.
Cami Horman of Metropolis, 11, daughter of Bruce and Lanna Horman, was named the first ever Miss Metropolis Outstanding Preteen. Horman was awarded a $250 savings bond.
Horman also played the piano as part of her talent, and her platform will be National Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program (P2D2).
People’s Choice for preteen was also awarded to Horman, and she received a $50 savings bond.
First runner-up was Danielle Carnes of Metropolis, who was awarded a $75 savings bond.
Ashlynn Kommer of Metropolis, 8, daughter of John and Dena Kommer, was named Miss Metropolis Princess 2012 and the recipient of a crown and flowers.
A princess people’s choice award was given to her, along with a $25 gift certificate to a local pizza restaurant.
Three new awards were given during the event in the three categories of Miss Metropolis, Metropolis Teen and Metropolis Preteen. The award was named the Top Dollar Sponsorship Award, given to the girls that brought in the most money from area sponsors. They received a gift bag from a new local sponsor.
Receiving this new award were Jessica Angelly, Miss Metropolis; Kristen Arnold, Miss Metropolis Teen; and Danielle Carnes, Miss Metropolis Preteen.
All participants received gifts bags from local sponsors.