HOLDEN, Mass. — The newly crowned Miss Teen Central Mass, Alanna Rauh of Rutland, and Little Miss Central Mass, Taygan Kosky, were welcomed to the Massachusetts State House by state Sen. Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre) and state Rep Kimberly N. Ferguson (R-Holden).
Run nationally through Donald Trump's Miss USA Organization, the Central Mass pageant was held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester along with the Miss Central Teen Massachusetts USA and Miss Central Massachusetts USA pageants.
The girls will spend their year-long reign making numerous public appearances throughout Massachusetts, and recently had the opportunity to visit Beacon Hill for a day to meet their state officials.
“Alanna is a very smart girl and she has already accomplished a lot,” said Brewer. “She has already dedicated herself to local volunteer efforts and has started to work towards her goals. She has a bright future ahead of her.”
“It’s always a pleasure to have constituents visit us at the State House and I wish them both well,” Ferguson added.
Rauh is 16 years old and currently volunteers at Sherry’s House, a Worcester non-profit that provides a comfortable and warm environment for children battling cancer.
She also volunteers for the Be Like Brit foundation, a non-profit named for Rutland native Britney Gengel who was killed in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Rauh says her goals include helping people with learning and reading disabilities. She will now go on to compete in the Miss Teen MA USA pageant.
Kosky, a nine year old Holden resident was crowned on July 13 at Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester.
A fourth grader Dawson Elementary School, Kosky has volunteered at the Home for Little Wanderers in Jamaica Plain, and is also active in Holden Girl Scouts, Destination Imagination, and Theater Arts.