Warrick County 2018 Fair Queen Adrienne Rudolph was named the third runner-up at the Miss Indiana State Fair competition this past weekend.
Rudolph, a 19-year-old Boonville High School graduate, competed against 84 other county queens in Indianapolis.
"The weekend was nothing like what I expected," the Purdue University sophomore said, "All of the girls were so supportive and loving that it almost didn't feel like we were competing each other."
Although Rudolph did not win the coveted title of queen, she still had a great experience.
"I had so much fun interacting with the judges in my interview," she said, "and enjoyed showing my confidence on stage."
Rudolph said she is very proud of her accomplishment in the competition.
"This title is very special to me and Warrick County because, from what I have heard, I am the first of the queens to have made it on the State Fair Queen's Court," she said. "I am so ready for the Indiana State Fair to come around."
Rudolph said she also couldn't have made it that far without the help of Alissa Salee, the director of our county queen pageant and a past queen herself.
"She helped me get to where I wanted to be," she said, "and I can't thank her enough."