Queen Pageant Contestants 2017-06-16T12:50:42+00:00

Queen Pageant Contestants

Monday, June 26th | 7:00 PM

Nicole McNary, Master of Ceremonies | WGCY will broadcast during the Queen Pageant

 Meet this year’s Ford County Queen Pageant Contestants

Mercedes Wise

Mercedes Wise, 19, Loda, is a 2015 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.  She currently attends Parkland Community College, majoring in Business Management.  She is the daughter of Traci Wise and the late Mike Wise.

Kaitlyn Harders

Kaitlyn Harders, 18, Melvin, is a 2017 graduate of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.  She will be attending Parkland College and the University of Illinois in the fall, majoring in Linguistics with a focus in Mandarin and Russian.  She is the daughter of Sherry and Andrew Harders.

Deanna Diesburg

Deanna Diesburg, 17, Paxton, is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.  She will be attending Paul Mitchell “The School” in Normal for Cosmetology.  She is the daughter of Bob and Ann Diesburg.

Ashley Meece

Ashley Meece, 17, Paxton, is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She will be attending Parkland College in the fall, double majoring in English and Radiology.  She is the daughter of Julie Shumate and James Meece.

Sydney Porter

Sydney Porter, 20, Paxton, is a 2015 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.  She will be a junior at Greenville University, majoring in Elementary Education.  She is the daughter of Lynn Porter and the late Brian Porter.

Kelsey Vaughn

Kelsey Vaughn, 17, Paxton, is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She will be attending Illinois State University in the fall, majoring in Agribusiness.  She is the daughter of Kelli and Rusty Vaughn.

Autumn Flessner

Autumn Flessner, 18, Loda, is a 2017 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She will be attending Parkland College in the fall, majoring in Agribusiness and Applied Agronomy.  She is the daughter of Jim Flessner and Brandy Barham.

Karla Rodriguez

Karla Rodriguez, 19, Paxton, is a 2016 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She currently attends Parkland Community College, majoring in Biological Sciences.  She is the daughter of Alejandra Garcia and Benito Rodriguez.