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Helena woman crowned Miss Montana 2018

Posted at 2:38 PM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-17 16:38:16-04

Laura Haller of Helena was crowned Miss Montana 2018 in Glendive on Saturday night by Miss Montana 2017 Maddie Murray.

The 24-year-old had just returned from being a professional dancer on Viking Ocean Cruises where she traveled and danced in over 30 countries.

Haller won a $5,000 scholarship and advanced to Atlantic City, New Jersey to compete in the Miss American Pageant in September.

The first runner-up was Abigail Helland of Glasgow with Justiss Firemoon of Poplar taking second.

Park City’s Rayna Laakso took home the Most Photogenic award while Bozeman’s Jessica Criss won the Spirit & Leadership award.

All contestants earned at least an $850 scholarship. 

On Friday night, Sidney’s Cammy Heck was crowned Miss Montana Oustanding Teen. She received a $1,000 scholarship and will compete in Orlando, Florida on July 21-28.