Corvallis woman wins Miss Oregon pageant



SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — Twenty-year-old Caroline McGowan of Corvallis has won the 2011 Miss Oregon Scholarship Pageant at the Seaside

Civic and Convention Center.

McGowan emerged the winner among 22 young women who competed in the Saturday pageant, and will go on to compete at the Miss America Pageant next January in Las Vegas.

McGowan was crowned by the reigning Miss Oregon, Stephenie Steers.