Kaylee is Miss Tracy 2022

MISS TRACY 2022, KAYLEE CAMPBELL, is pictured with 1st Runner-up Marissa Johnson (left) and 2nd Runner-Up Grace Hanson. Please see Page 2 for more photos from this year’s Miss Tracy Scholarship program. Photo / Per Peterson

Marissa Johnson is first runner-up, Grace Hanson is second runner-up

By Tara Brandl

The crowd was a buzz in the gym Sunday night as the Miss Tracy program was once again live and the girls felt that energy as they took the stage. This year’s Miss Tracy 2022 Kaylee Campbell felt the impact right away.

“It was so amazing,” Campbell said. “We were all so nervous but as soon as we got out here and everyone started cheering, we all got so excited and so happy to be here.”

The Miss Tracy first runner-up is Marissa Johnson and second runner-up is Grace Hanson.

Director Mallory Fultz agreed that the crowd made a huge difference in the performance for the girls.

“It was amazing,” Fultz said. “Opening number when the crowd started to cheer was amazing. It just brought why we do it all back and that the crowd is such a big part of it.”

Campbell loved being part of the Miss Tracy program, but she was still trying to wrap her head around hearing her name called as Miss Tracy 2022 following the program Sunday night.

“I still don’t believe it,” Campbell said. “It is very surreal. And I’m doing it with my best friend Marissa and Grace Hanson too and they are both amazing people. I am just so excited.”

The group of 10 contestants has been practicing all summer and brought it together for the show Sunday. The energy came not only from the crowd, but from the girls as well.

“This is a special group as you could see by our cheer on the stage,” Fultz said after the show. “There is a lot of group pictures after practice. Just a really fun cohesive group that brought it all together at the end.”

After enjoying hugs and congratulations from the crowd, Campbell is excited to start her time as Miss Tracy and all that comes with it.

“It means being able to give back to this amazing community and to represent all these incredible people and do my part to say thank you,” Campbell said.

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