2015 Miss Adams County Stephanie Dearwester was named second runner-up at the Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in Springfield, Illinois Sunday night.

It's been 14 years since a Miss Adams County has been selected as a state finalist.  In the history of the Adams County Fair Pageant, only two queens have taken home the state title.

Dearwester competed against 70 Illinois county fair queens for the state title since Friday.

Dearwester is the 20 year-old daughter of Steve and Melissa Dearwester of Paloma. She is currently a junior at Truman State University, majoring in chemistry with a minor in Forensic Science.

The Adams County Fair Pageant is a family affair.  Her sister, Erica Mitchell was crowned Miss Adams County in 2011.

The Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant was held in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fair's annual convention.



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