Ingle was excited after her crowning, taking time to hug and celebrate backstage with pageant organizers, contestants and family and said she was excited to be a part of the organization that sponsors the pageants.
“I feel like God is in the Miss Alabama Pageant and the Miss America Organization,” Ingle said.
Ingle is the daughter of Glen and Deborah Ingle of Nauvoo.
She is a graduate of Lynn High School, earned an associate’s degree at Bevill State Community College and is currently attending the University of North Alabama.
For her talent, she sang “How Could I Know” from “The Secret Garden.”
Ingle will represent the county at the Miss Alabama pageant in Montgomery in June. She’s no stranger to the state stage, she competed for the title as Miss Hamilton two years ago.
Her platform for the pageant will be Alzheimer’s Awareness. Ingle said the issue is one close to her heart because her grandmother suffers from the disease and her great aunt died last year from it.
Ingle also competed for Miss Walker County in 2013, but finished second to Allison Farris.
“It wasn’t my time to represent Walker County last year, but this is God’s time, and I will do my best to glorify him with it,” Ingle said after the crowning.
First runner-up was Jessica Cook, who also competed last year for the title. Cook also won the pageant’s talent portion by playing guitar and singing a song she wrote. The wins netted her $1,400 in scholarship money.
The Pilot Club Past President/Leigh Sherer Scholarship Award was also awarded to Ingle. Ingle received $2,400 in total scholarship money.
The $300 Dorothy and Nelson Hudson Memorial Scholarship award was given to Sarah Neill. Neill and Abby Goodwin also received $400 scholarships each for competing in the pageant.