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Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States Marlee Lathrem made her first trip to the 139th Kentucky Derby where she received the honor of walking the red carpet with many celebrities. Lathrem said her first trip to the derby was an amazing experience and one that she will never ever forget. Lathrem had the privilege of meeting many celebrities as well as her hat that she wore was chosen as one of the ESPN “Hats of the Kentucky Derby.” Lathrem will be competing in July at the national pageant for the title of Miss Junior Teen United States in Washington, DC. Lathrem is finishing up her eighth-grade year at Maurice Bowling Middle School and is the daughter of Brian and Rita Lathrem of Owenton.