Indeed, those rules had already been bent to accommodate 17 year-old contestant Samantha Bolet. She's the daughter of Jose and Maria Bolet who live in LITH but Samantha attends school in Crystal Lake. The Miss Crystal Lake pageant's open to Crystal Lake residents only and LITH doesn't have a pageant of its own so Hunter, with the assent of the other contestants, allowed Samantha to join Huntley's pageant. She didn't win it but the volunteer group decided to award her the title of Miss Lake in the Hills, instead.
Andersson won a $1,500 scholarship and the right to compete for the Miss McHenry County title later this Summer. She's the daughter of David and Jeanette Anderson, LITH. She'll attend the U of I this Fall on a full scholarship according to her proud father. First Runner up Friday was 18 year-old Adrian Fait, daughter of David and Linda Fait, Huntley. Mistress of Ceremonies as 2011 Winner Irina Toluca turned over the crown was Miss Illinois, Hanna Smith. She was Miss Huntley in 2009.
In the pic: Miss Huntley, 2012, Hailey Andersson.