Audri Rosseau was crowned Miss Marion-Polk 2014 on Saturday night, pageant officials announced on Facebook.
The crowning qualifies Rousseau as a contestant in the Miss Oregon Pageant. The winner of the stage pageant will represent Oregon at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. The national pageant will be broadcast live on the ABC television network.
Rousseau is a native of Salem who attends the University of Oregon. She formerly attended the University of South Alabama and is a graduate of West Salem High School.
McKenna Davis was crowned Miss Marion-Polk’s Outstanding Teen 2014. She will be a contestant in the Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. The winner of the state pageant will represent Oregon at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Fla.
The teen pageant is the younger-sister competition within the Miss America Organization.
"Each year we crown one lucky lady and help her every step of the way as she prepares for Miss Oregon," local pageant officials state on their website. "Each contestant walks away with a scholarship and a skill set that will help them land the perfect job, or just be comfortable in their own skin. We have a wonderful, experienced, award-winning, and completely volunteer pageant board. We have a fabulous pageant network that allows ladies to borrow dresses and pageant attire so that they don't have to spend money to earn scholarships. This program demands devoted women with good time management skills, but we will make it worth it."