CAMDEN — Eight contestants recently competed for the title of Camden Bicentennial King and Queen.
Each contestant submitted an application and a written essay related to Camden’s history, then competed in an interview before three judges: Dr. James Thomson, Camden Archivist Cherry Anderson and 1968 Sesquicentennial Queen Kimberly Hensley.
Richard Haag and Jasmine Mabry were selected as King and Queen and each awarded a $500 scholarship.
They will represent Camden during the coming year at local paradeas and events, including Camden’s two-day bicentennial celebration on Aug 31-Sept 1, 2018.
Jasmine is a senior at Preble Shawnee and is the oldest granddaughter of Jay and Kathy Mabry.
Richard is a sophomore at Preble Shawnee and the son of Richard Haag and Mickie Gayhart.
Other contestants included Ashlyn Hubbard, Jessica Chappell, Mekayla Matthews, Delaney Bennett, Shelbie Brown and Natalie Cox.