On Nov. 11, Grain Valley native and 2015 graduate of Grain Valley High School, Kierstin Hill, was crowned Miss Title Town in the Nodaway County Scholarship Pageant in Maryville.

Kierstin is a junior at Northwest Missouri State University, where she is a member of the Bearcat Steppers dance team and is majoring in Psychology. Her platform is mental health awareness and shared this with the audience and judges during the question round of competition.

She will be moving on to compete in the Miss Missouri pageant in June of 2018 in Mexico, Mo.