Central Connecticut excels at Miss CT | Bristol Observer

Central Connecticut excels at Miss CT

June 23, 2013
Aubrie Przybysz receives the non-finalist health and fitness award

Aubrie Przybysz receives the non-finalist health and fitness award

You can say central Connecticut’s towns of Southington, Bristol, and Plainville did well at the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant Saturday.

Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is the 2013 Miss Connecticut. And Krystiana Bouchard of Southington, competing as Miss West Hartford’s Outstanding Teen, is the new Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen.

In addition, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen Madison Yurgaitis finished as fourth runner-up and Miss Forestville’s Outstanding Teen Jillian Duffy finished in the top 10 to earn the right to compete in finals night.

In addition to winning the top teen crown, Bouchard won overall fitness in the teens.

Tarpey also received the overall health and fitness award in the Miss category. She also received overall honors in talent for her Irish step dancing routine.

Other contestants from the area competing throughout the week at Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen competition were:

Southington: Miss Plantsville Shannon Murphy, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales, and Miss Milldale’s Outstanding Teen Olivia Sica.

Bristol: Miss Forestville Julie Gianoni, Miss Bristol Aubrie Przybysz, Miss Bristol’s Outstanding Teen Jaymie Bianca.

Plainville: Plainville’s Outstanding Teen Brooke Cyr.

Several of these local contestants received honors on Saturday night at the Garde Arts Center in New London.

Besides placing in the top 10, Duffy received the Teen Fighting Spirit Award.

Bianca won the Teen Miss Congeniality Award.

In addition to placing in the top 5, Yurgaitis received the Teen Community Service Award and the Academic Award.

Murphy won Miss Congeniality in the Miss category.

Gianoni won the academic award from the Miss America Organization in the Miss category.

Przybysz received the non-finalist health fitness award.

The opening number for the finals of Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Scholarship pageant on Saturday in New London.

The opening number for the finals of Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship pageant on Saturday in New London.

Brooke Cyr introduces herself.

Brooke Cyr introduces herself.

Jillian Duffy competes in the talent finals.

Jillian Duffy competes in the talent finals.

Kaitlyn Tarpey, the  new Miss Connecticut, competes in the talent finals.

Kaitlyn Tarpey, the new Miss Connecticut, competes in the talent finals.

Madison Yurgaitis reacts to learning she placed in the top 5 in the teen category. There was some confusion as they announced her name because the music over the PA was too loud for the contestants to hear. Initially, she was unaware her name had been called.

Madison Yurgaitis reacts to learning she placed in the top 5 in the teen category. There was some confusion as they announced her name because the music over the PA was too loud for the contestants to hear. Initially, she was unaware her name had been called.

Jillian Duffy receives the Fighting Spirit Award.

Jillian Duffy receives the Fighting Spirit Award.

Jaymie Bianca, right, receives the Miss Congeniality Award.

Jaymie Bianca, right, receives the Miss Congeniality Award.

Krystiana Bouchard greets the crowd after being crowned Miss Connecticuts Outstanding Teen.

Krystiana Bouchard greets the crowd after being crowned Miss Connecticuts Outstanding Teen.

Kaitlyn Tarpey, second from left, joins other contestants in the Miss Connecticut top 5.

Kaitlyn Tarpey, second from left, joins other contestants in the Miss Connecticut top 5.

Shannon Murphy was selected Miss Congeniality for the Miss category.

Shannon Murphy was selected Miss Congeniality for the Miss category.

Julie Gianoni received the academic award from the Miss America Organization.

Julie Gianoni received the academic award from the Miss America Organization.

Kaitlyn Tarpey is crowned Miss Connecticut by her predecessor Emily Audibert.

Kaitlyn Tarpey is crowned Miss Connecticut by her predecessor Emily Audibert.

Krystiana Bouchard hugs Kaitlyn Tarpey.

Krystiana Bouchard hugs Kaitlyn Tarpey.

Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, left, and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Krystiana Bouchard.

Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, left, and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Krystiana Bouchard.

The top 5 in the Outstanding Teen category pose for an official photography following the competition in New London.

The top 5 in the Outstanding Teen category pose for an official photography following the competition in New London.

Krystiana Bouchard, second from left, and Kaitlyn Tarpey, third from left, pose with some of the previous Miss Connecticuts.

Krystiana Bouchard, second from left, and Kaitlyn Tarpey, third from left, pose with some of the previous Miss Connecticuts.

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