Miss Butler County Fair wins state teen title

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Daily American Republic

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- "I am shocked," said Courtney Chilcutt of Dexter, Mo., and the Butler County Fair Teen USA winner. "I'm overwhelmed. Everybody hopes to win the crown, but. ..." She couldn't stop smiling and there was a sparkle in her eyes.

Chilcutt was named Miss Missouri Teen USA.

"Thank you so much," said Melana Scantlin. "This has been amazing ... great ... I've had a blast."

Scantlin of Kansas City was crowned Miss Missouri USA. The two queen competitions were held over the weekend at Poplar Bluff for the first time.

"I hear I have to do a lot," Chilcutt said about her title's responsibilities. "Anything I have to do to help out, I will."

Scantlin said, "I'm going to do my best to represent the state of Missouri, but it's going to be hard to fill (outgoing queen) Larissa Meek's shoes."

Chilcutt and Scantlin spoke atthe coronation ball in their new titles, crowns and sashes. It was an opportunity for them to say thank-yous, state their goals.

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