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ZIONSVILLE — Miss Elkhart County Sarah Stump won the swimsuit competition during the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant on Thursday.

The 18-year-old NorthWood High School graduate took home top honors in the lifetyle and fitness in swimsuit portion of the pageant during its second night, according to a press release from pageant organizers. Stump, who is competing with a platform of “Imperfectly perfect,” performed a dance during the talent competition on Thursday

Notre Dame graduate Rose McClimans, 23, of Indianapolis won the talent competition on Thursday with a lyrical dance to “Hello” by Adele.

The 34 women competing for the title of Miss Indiana completed the swimsuit, talent, onstage question and evening wear portions of the pageant on Thursday at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. The 27 teens competing in the companion Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen pageant also competed in the same four categories on Thursday.

Both pageants continue at 7 p.m. Friday with the second evening of preliminary competitions. The finals for both pageants are at 6 p.m. Saturday in Zionsville.

Other contestants from Elkhart County include:

• Chloe Anagnos, 23, of Elkhart, is Miss Banks of the Wabash. Chloe is a graduate of Ball State University where she majored in Journalism & Telecommunications. Her personal platform is “Educate then Motivate: Arthritis Awareness” and her talent is piano performance.

• Emily Mishler, 24, of Goshen, is Miss Northeast. Emily is a graduate of Purdue University with majors in Communication & Apparel Design and Technology. Her personal platform is “Get Involved-Be the Change” and her talent is vocal performance.

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