Miss Butler County 2013 Ashley Ulmer was runner-up in the Miss Kansas Pageant

Theresa Vail, a 22-year-old, competing as Miss Leavenworth County, is a student at Kansas State University and a member of the Kansas Army National Guard, was crowned the new Miss Kansas Saturday night in Pratt.

Ashley Ulmer, a 24-year-old graduate of Wichita State University from Whitewater. and competing as Miss Butler County, was named first runner-up.

Miss Augusta 2013 Chelsea Chilcott placed in the top 10 of the pageant contestants.

Larry Strong, Director of the Miss Augusta/Miss Butler County organization was pleased with the local contestants, “I had two wonderful young ladies to work with this year. I’m very proud of both Ashley and Chelsea.”