NEWS – “Paige Petersen crowned Miss Bear River Valley 2021”

GARLAND – By Cari Doutre – July 9, 2021

Victoria Cottrell, Paige Petersen, Lindsay Hales and Sami Pehrson - Photo by John Hurley
Victoria Cottrell, Paige Petersen and Sami Pehrson - Photo by Cari Doutre

Say hello to your new Miss Bear River Valley!

Paige Petersen, a 2021 graduate of Bear River High School, took home the crown and the title on Thursday, July 8, at the school’s auditorium. The daughter of Stuart and Misty Petersen, she impressed the panel of judges during the talent competition that night singing “Once Upon a December.” She also won over judges during the evening wear competition where she discussed her social impact initiative on disability awareness.

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Paige Petersen, July 8, 2021 - Photo by Cari Doutre
Paige Petersen, July 8, 2021 - Photo by John Hurley

Victoria Cottrell, an incoming senior at Bear River High, was named First Attendant. She is the daughter of Dale and Jenny Cottrell of Garland. Sami Pehrson, daughter of Grady and Melissa Wood and Brandon and Kaycee Pehrson, earned the Talent Award.

The night’s excitement also included a celebration of past Miss Bear River Valley winners – some even crowned Miss Wheat and Beet before the name of the pageant changed in 1982.

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Previous Miss Bear River Valley winners, July 8, 2021 - Photo by John Hurley

This year marked the 75th year of the pageant. Queens from years past were invited to attend the competition this year and were each recognized on stage and included the evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies, Amy Cervantez Carter. She was crowned Miss Bear River Valley in 2001. This year her and her husband Barry Carter emceed the event as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies.

Before the night ended, Lindsay Hales, Miss Bear River Valley 2019, did her farewell walk. Hales held the title for two years after the 2020 competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also new this year was the option for viewers to purchase livestreaming tickets of the competition to watch from the comforts of home courtesy of Bear River Live.

Photos by Cari Doutre/BRVNEWS.com and John Hurley

Miss Bear River Valley 2021 contestants, July 8, 2021
Jenna Haws - Photo by John Hurley
Carisa Epling - Photo by John Hurley
Kinzy Bronson - Photo by John Hurley
Sami Pehrson - Photo by John Hurley
Victoria Cottrell - Photo by John Hurley
Paige Petersen - Photo by John Hurley
Jenna Haws - Photo by John Hurley
Kinzy Bronson - Photo by John Hurley
Carisa Epling - Photo by John Hurley
Sami Pehrson - Photo by John Hurley
Victoria Cottrell - Photo by Cari Doutre
Lindsay Hales' Miss Utah shoes - Photo by John Hurley
Lindsay Hales - Photo by John Hurley
Kinzy Bronson - Photo by John Hurley
Sami Pehrson - Photo by John Hurley
Photo by John Hurley
Photo by John Hurley
Barry and Amy Carter - Photo by John Hurley
Amy Carter - Photo by John Hurley
Miss Bear River Valley contestants' production number - Photo by John Hurley
Photo by John Hurley
Paige Petersen and Lindsay Hales - Photo by John Hurley
Victoria Cottrell, Paige Petersen and Sami Pehrson - Photo by John Hurley
Paige Petersen - Photo by John Hurley
Victoria Cottrell - Photo by Cari Doutre
Jenna Haws - Photo by Cari Doutre
Sami Pehrson - Photo by Cari Doutre
Kinzy Bronson - Photo by Cari Doutre
Jenna Haws - Photo by Cari Doutre
Kinzy Bronson - Photo by Cari Doutre
Victoria Cottrell - Photo by Cari Doutre
Sami Pehrson - Photo by Cari Doutre
Carisa Epling - Photo by Cari Doutre
Paige Petersen - Photo by Cari Doutre
Photo by Cari Doutre
Paige Petersen, Lindsay Hales and Sami Pehrson - Photo by Cari Doutre
Paige Petersen, July 8, 2021 - Photo by Cari Doutre
Sami Pehrson and Lindsay Hales, July 8, 2021 - Photo by Cari Doutre
Paige Petersen and Lindsay Hales, July 8, 2021 - Photo by Cari Doutre





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