Jackie Thurlow of Nisswa was crowned Miss Brainerd United States on Saturday, June 29, at Tornstrom Auditorium at the Washington Educational Services Building in Brainerd.
She is the daughter of Mimi and the late Scott “Mike” Thurlow. Her sisters are Maggie and Lizzy Thurlow.
Thurlow also was named Miss Congeniality.
Hannah Northburg was crowned 2013 Junior Teen and Malyk Edwards was runnerup. Rebecca Scheures was crowned 2013 Teen, with Sara Stockard as runnerup.
This was the first-ever Miss Brainerd United States Pageant. The three queens will compete at the 2014 Miss Minnesota United States Pageant in February at the Landmark Center in St Paul.
Mary Petersen of Nisswa, former Miss Brainerd and now Miss Minnesota United States, will compete in the 2013 Miss United States Pageant in Washington, D.C. See her story on page 2 in this week’s Lake Country Echo.