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It could be solely January, however the 2020 Indiana State Truthful already has its queen.

Claudia Duncan, Miss Vanderburgh County, was topped Miss Indiana State Truthful 2020 on Sunday on the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Presently a pupil at Purdue College learning information science, Duncan was a valedictorian of Mater Dei Excessive Faculty in Evansville. She was a 10-year member of 4-H and now serves as a challenge superintendent.

At Purdue, she is concerned in a number of mentoring applications and as a peer advisor on the Middle for Profession Alternatives.

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Miss Vanderburgh County Claudia Duncan is chosen as Miss Indiana State Truthful 2020 in the course of the 62nd Annual Indiana State Truthful Queen Pageant, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Picture: Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar)

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Duncan will spend June and July traveling to roughly 45 counties across the state as an ambassador for the State Fair. This year’s fair is from Aug. 7-23.

To wear the crown, Duncan was selected as the winner from more than 80 contestants after three days of competitions. She is the fourth winner from Vanderburgh County in the contest’s 62 years. Previous Vanderburgh County winners of the state crown were Becca Lax in 2017, Tate Fritchley in 2016 and Karen Kosester in 1974.

Also placing in the 2020 contest were first runner-up Grace McCoy of Elkhart County, second runner-up Devin Hindes of Newton County, third runner-up Catherine Hall of Shelby County and fourth runner-up Danielle Perry of Posey County. Hindes was also named Miss Congeniality.

The top 10 finalists included Jessica Bradford of Warrick County, Elyona Dobrodt of St. Joseph County, Riley Lamb of Boone County, Ellen Rohr of Parke County and Abbigail Sprong of Delaware County.

Call IndyStar education reporter MJ Slaby at 317-447-1586 or email her at mslaby@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter: @mjslaby.

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