Miss San Luis wins honors in state pageant
She didn't take home the title of Miss Arizona, but Mayra Jauregui earned honors in the state pageant.
Jauregui, Miss San Luis, won the People's Choice Award in the Miss Arizona Scholarship Pageant held recently.
“I feel very good about it because I had put my all into it and I learned a lot,” the 19-year-old San Luis, Ariz., resident said. “Even though I didn't end up among the top 10, I'm very happy .
Jauregui was among 20 contestants in the pageant, which was won by Miss Yavapai County, Piper Stoeckel of Prescott, who now advances to the Miss America pageant. Briana Schmidt of Yuma competed as Miss Yuma County.
Jauregui is the first San Luis resident to take part in the competition for the state title since the city became part of the state pageant last year.
As her platform for the pageant, Jauregui raised funds for Operation Smile, an international program that arranges for corrective surgeries for children with cleft lips or palates.
Having recently graduated from San Luis High School, Jauregui will begin her studies in the fall at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she will major in biology. She wants to be a surgeon.