Miss Washtenaw County Heather Kendrick was crowned the winner of the 2017 Miss Michigan competition inside the Frauenthal Center in downtown Muskegon on Saturday, June 17.
After more than two days of rigorous competition, interviews and pressure, judges Megan Beals Hopkins, George Yanoshik Jr., Jordan Carson, Kevin C. Foley and Debi D’Iorio deemed Kendrick the most outstanding competitor of the 34 who entered the pageant.
Kendrick, 23, of Marysville, is a University of Michigan graduate.
All local pageants in the Miss Michigan Organization are open to women from across the state.
She earns the statewide title as well as $12,000 in scholarship money and the opportunity to take part in the Miss America pageant, which will take place in September in Atlantic City.