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Franklin wins Miss Madison Regatta crown

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Hayley Franklin of Carrollton won the title of Miss Madison Regatta at the Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant July 1 at Madison Consolidated High School.

“I have been waiting six years to say this: I am your 2013 Miss Madison Regatta! What an indescribable feeling to achieve something you’ve worked so hard for,” she said.

As the pageant winner, Franklin won a $1,000 scholarship and will represent the community in all of the Regatta-related events leading up to the Madison Regatta race.

Franklin also competed in the Miss Kentucky pageant the weekend before and was awarded The Spirit of Miss Kentucky, which is similar to Miss Congeniality except it is voted on by the contestants and directors. “It was a great honor to receive such a title,” Franklin said.

Franklin won a $500 scholarship for her Kentucky award.

Teena Drake contributed to this article.