(Sedalia) A goal Rosie Lenz had set since th 6th grade came true Thursday night in the Mathewson Exhibition Center in Columbia.

Miss Cooper County was named the 2021 Missouri State Fair Queen.

Lenz won the evening gown portion of the competition and also impressed the judges in the interview portion of the competition.

Lenz tells us how she responded to the question about how she would represent the fair over the next year.

Lenz is currently an art education major at William Woods University where she plays for the Lady Owls soccer team.

But before she turned her attention to soccer, Lenz was a regular competitor at the state fair as a 4-H member in high school.

State fair queen first runner-up is Kaylee Lewis representing the Livingston County Fair.

Second-runner up is Megan Schneider of Hermann, third runner-up is Miss Salisbury Steak Festival Queen Sydney Stundebeck, and Miss Missouri Cattlewoman’s Association Avery Schiereck rounded out the top five.

Top ten finalist Hanna Johanning, Miss Meramec Community Fair, held in Sullivan, won the talent contest.

The State Fair in Sedalia continues through next Sunday.