Washington state

Delta High grad takes home Miss Juneteenth top honor

Talya Jackson, 18, who just graduated from Delta High School, was crowned Queen on Saturday during the Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant held at Pasco High School, according to pageant director Elouise Sparks.

Jackson also took home the award for highest academic achievement.

Alexzondria Montgomery, 16, from Pasco High was named First Princess. She also was awarded Miss Congeniality and received the highest ticket seller, Sparks said.

Second Princess also went to Pasco High student Princess Kannah, 15.

Third Princess went to Tasia Allen, 16, from Kennewick High, who also took home the best talent award.

Miss Juneteenth is open to African-American girls from the Tri-City area in grades 10 to 12. This year, nine girls competed.