Huddleston crowned Rice Queen

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The 2015-2016 Rice Festival Queen's Court members from left are: Rice Festival Queen Graci Huddleston; first runner-up Miranda Orsak; second runner-up Morgan Roper; third runner-up Ashley McNeil; and fourth runner-up Haley Hartsfield.

Twenty-two young women lined the stage of Keye Ingram auditorium Saturday night to find out who would be crowned Rice Festival Queen.
   Graci Huddleston was officially crowned Rice Festival Queen for the 2015-2016 year.
   Huddleston is joined by her court: first runner-up Miranda Orsak, second runner-up Morgan Roper, third runner-up Ashley McNieil and fourth runner-up Haley Hartsfield.
   Huddleston also received the award for “Most Photogenic” and Adrianna Garcia got “Best Dress” as voted on by the judges.
   Haley Hartsfield won “Miss Congeniality” with the most votes from her fellow contestants.
   This year’s judges: Lindsey Denson, Sonya Hummel and Sabastian Lopez narrowed their search for the Queen to 10 semi-finalists.
   Each of those girls drew a random question out of a fish bowl and had to answer it on the spot. 

Those questions ranged from what would happen if women ruled the world to advice they would give a child and a public figure they admired.

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