Jackie Hicken
Jackie Hicken is web producer for DeseretNews.com. She previously worked as a reporter for CongressNow in Washington, D.C., and wrote for The Uintah Basin Standard and The Daily Universe. She is also an award-winning news designer. Jackie grew up in the booming metropolis of Roosevelt, Utah, and graduated from Brigham Young University in 2010 with degrees in history and journalism and minors in political science and editing. She is a four-year titleholder with the Miss America Organization and is usually found knee-deep in service projects, American history, books, movies, WWII oral histories, theater productions and politics. Having five brothers keeps her sane.

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In the 80th anniversary of the event, Lauren Wilson was named 2016 Miss Utah at a ceremony Saturday, June 18, at Capitol Theatre.
The final night of preliminary competition for the 50 contestants at this year’s Miss Utah pageant wrapped up at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City Friday.
Fifty pageant titleholders from across Utah concluded their second round of preliminary competition at Capitol Theatre Thursday night, taking one contestant one step closer to the title of Miss Utah 2016.
Fifty contestants took the stage Wednesday night at Capitol Theatre, kicking off three days of preliminary competition in the battle to claim the title of Miss Utah 2016 on Saturday.
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