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Wearing a white trumpet dress and a beaming smile, Hanna Carroll won the 50th annual Miss Tomball pageant.

Carroll, a Tomball High School senior and Student Council Co-President, placed first among 30 girls who competed for the crown on Nov 21 at Salem Lutheran Church.

“I was very surprised that I won the Miss Tomball pageant,” Carroll said. “It was a very exciting experience!”

She also competed in the 2014 pageant, where she placed as the 2nd runner up.

“My favorite part was the Holiday Parade. I got to spend a lot of time with my mom and my dad,” Carroll said. “I also got to meet a lot of really great people.”

The Miss Tomball pageant is a scholarship competition hosted by the Tomball Chamber of Commerce. Each contestant is required to obtain sponsorships from local businesses, ride in the annual Tomball Holiday Parade, and undergo extensive preparation for weeks before they take the stage.

The contestants were judged on their participation in the parade, and senior Sierra Greene was awarded with the Best Float. Charleigh Gallagher was awarded Miss Congeniality, an award voted on by her fellow competitors.

After a brief introduction in black cocktail dress, the girls changed for the evening gown competition, where the field is narrowed down to the top ten.

The top ten candidates included Jordan Shugart, Isabella Guzman, Devin Jones, Bailey Wargo, Presley Folkerts, Jacklyn McGinley, Hanna Carroll, Sierra Greene, Kinsley Cantrell, and Lauren Esa.

“During the pageant I was super nervous, and I was surprised when they called my name to be in the top five,” junior contestant Devin Jones said. “Overall it was an amazing experience!”

Based on their answers to a random question, the top five girls were chosen: Jones, McGinley, Carroll, Cantrell, and Esa.

Carroll was not the only one with a crown. Also on stage was the 2014 Miss Tomball, Julia Gimblet. Joining them was a group of other former Miss Tomballs there to celebrate the pageant’s golden anniversary.

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