Wolcott’s Colleen Ward selected as Miss Connecticut

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Photos via the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization

Photos via the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization

UNCASVILLE– Miss Windham County was selected as the new Miss Connecticut at a ceremony at Mohegan Sun Saturday night.

See a gallery of photos from the competition below.

Wolcott’s Colleen Ward, 22, competed against 13 other women to win the title of Miss Connecticut and a $8,500 scholarship.

Ward will now compete for the title of Miss America in September in Atlantic City.

Ward graduated from Central Connecticut State University last month with a degree in Elementary Education. She now works for the Vernon Public School District and she aspires to be an elementary school teacher.

In the talent competition, Ward performed an Irish dance.

Also on Saturday, Sapna Raghavan, 17, from Ellington was named the new Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen.

Raghavan, former Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen, will compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, Fla. in August.