Clovis News

Miss Fresno County 2011 chosen

Valerie Salcedo, 23, was named Miss Fresno County 2011 after a pageant Saturday night at the Tower Theatre in Fresno.

Salcedo is a Fresno State student.

Miss Fresno's 2011 Outstanding Teen also was named. She is Erika Steele, 16, of Clovis North High School.

Eleven women from throughout the Valley competed for the title of Miss Fresno County, while five teenagers from local high schools competed for the Miss Fresno's Outstanding Teen title.

The competition included swimsuit, talent, evening gown and interview segments.

Winners received scholarships.

The two winners will advance to the Miss California 2011 and Miss California's 2011 Outstanding Teen pageants. Those will be held in June at the William Saroyan Theatre downtown Fresno.