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Tierce crowned Miss Jeff State

Clanton’s Hannah Tierce was crowned the new Miss Jefferson State on Oct. 3.

Tierce was crowned by Jefferson State Community College Interim President Keith Brown and 2014 winner Julianna Moreno at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center.

Hannah Tierce was crowned Miss Jefferson State on Oct. 3. Tierce was crowned by Jefferson State Interim President Keith Brown (right) and 2014 winner Julianna Moreno (left) at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center. (Contributed photo)

Hannah Tierce was crowned Miss Jefferson State on Oct. 3. Tierce was crowned by Jefferson State Interim President Keith Brown (right) and 2014 winner Julianna Moreno (left) at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center. (Contributed photo)

Tierce, a Clanton resident and dual enrollment student at Chilton County High School and Jefferson State, earned top honors based on points accumulated during her interview, on-stage question, talent, evening wear, and swimwear/fitness, according to a press release from Jefferson State Community College.

Blakely Channell, a Thompson High School student from Alabaster, was crowned as Miss Jefferson State Outstanding Teen.

Both Tierce and Channell will receive a full scholarship to attend Jefferson State Community College.

Miss Jefferson State is an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama Pageant. As winner of Miss Jefferson State, Tierce will compete in Miss Alabama at Samford University during the first week of June.

Channell will compete in Miss Outstanding Teen in March. Both will represent Jefferson State at various events throughout the year.

For her talent portion, Tierce sang “Hallelujah,” by Leonard Cohen. Her platform is “Putting Focus on Adoption” as Tierce was adopted and hopes to be an adoptive parent, according to the release.

Tierce also listed playing piano and guitar, singing in Latin, French, Japanese and Italian, singing the National Anthem at large events, and performing at the University of Montevallo Community School of Music’s Honors Recital as her top accomplishments.