Tiffiny Chittim, 23, Kansas City, Kan., won the title of Miss Lawrence USA, and Athena Sanchez, 16, Lawrence, was crowned Miss Lawrence Teen USA at pageants held Sunday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
Robert McCain, director of the pageants, said the two winners of the regional preliminary competitions will advance to the Miss Kansas USA and the Miss Kansas Teen USA pageants to be held Oct. 14 in Wichita. McCain said that despite title designations, the regional competitions are open to anyone living in or going to school in Kansas.
Chittim, a restaurant manager at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., was among six contestants in the Miss Lawrence USA pageant.
Sanchez, a Lawrence High School student, was among four contestants in the teen competition.
The winners each received about $2,000 in cash and prizes.