Owen resident chases Miss Kentucky title

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Trenary promotes “God’s Special Little Hearts - Raising Awareness for Children with Congenital Heart Defects” as platform

Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship  pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky  2013 and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the  public, rather than the panel of judges.
Dakoda Trenary, Miss Thoroughbred of the Bluegrass, is the 19 year-old  daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary of Corinth.  She is majoring in secondary English education at Morehead State University and plans to become a high-school English and Spanish teacher in order to help students overcome  obstacles with literature and language.
Dakoda’s platform issue is “God’s  Special Little Hearts - Raising Awareness for Children with Congenital Heart  Defects” and her talent presentation at the Miss Kentucky Pageant will be a  classical piano performance of “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.”
The pageant will be held at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the campus  of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Preliminary competitions will be  held June 27-28 starting at 7 p.m.
The final night of competition culminating with the crowning of the new Miss Kentucky will be June 29, starting at 7 p.m.
The winner will also represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant which will be broadcast live on ABC on Sept. 15.
The new Miss Kentucky will also  speak in schools across the state on behalf of the “Kentucky Proud” program   for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, promoting the importance of   supporting and purchasing products grown and manufactured in Kentucky.
The public can vote for a favorite contestant by going to www.misskentuckypageant.com, using your credit card or PayPal account. You  can vote as many times as you like or enter the full amount of votes you wish  to cast at one time. For example, $1 = 1 vote and $20 = 20 votes. The contestant with the most votes will be named “Kentucky’s Choice” and will become one of the top 13 semi-finalists on the final night of the Miss Kentucky Pageant.  All proceeds benefit the Miss Kentucky Scholarship  
Organization, a 501c4 non-profit scholarship program.
Voting ends June 28, 2013, at 9 p.m.
For more information about the Miss Kentucky Pageant, visit  www.misskentuckypageant.com.