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Katherine Ann Gorman chosen Miss Wisconsin 2012

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Katherine Ann Gorman of Onalaska has captured the Miss Wisconsin 2012 crown.

The Miss Wisconsin Pageant said 23-year-old Gorman, who entered as Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest, bested 22 other women for the title at Oshkosh West High School's Civil Auditorium. She was crowned Saturday night by Miss Wisconsin 2011, Raeanna Mary Johnson of Holmen.

Gorman is a 2012 elementary art education graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

First through fourth runners-up were, respectively: Kathryn Marie Williams, 23, of Wisconsin Rapids; Elizabeth Anne Kramer, 22, of Holmen; Raquel Faye Bruening, 20, of New Berlin and 24-year-old Desiree Sue Geffers, 24, of Oshkosh.

Sixteen-year-old Madeline Morgan, a classical pianist from Oregon, was named Miss Wisconsin Outstanding Teen 2012.

This was the 50th year anniversary of the state pageant being held in Oshkosh.

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