South Dakota Snow Queen Aleah Steger, who was crowned 2019 Miss Ipswich last year, crowned her successor on Saturday night, Nov. 9 in the School Theatre.
The 2020 Ipswich Snow Queen is Avery S. The first runner-up was Alexa R. The senior contestants chose Jayna S. as Miss Congeniality.
2019 Junior Miss Ipswich Emily DeRaad crowned the 2020 Junior Miss Ipswich - Ashley P. Jailey H. was the first runner-up and Quincy O. was the second runner-up. Quincy was also chosen the Junior Miss Congeniality.
The 2019 Snow Queens, Aleah Steger and Emily DeRaad interviewed the Princess and Prince contestants. They asked each Princess and Prince candidates a few questions. Then the Ipswich first graders sang a Christmas song. The winners, chosen at random, were Princess Adelyn P. and Prince Jaxson H.
Trent Osborne was the emcee for the evening.
Miss Ipswich Avery and Junior Miss Ipswich Ashley will compete in the 74th South Dakota Snow Queen Festival, to be held in January 2020.
This year's Ipswich Snow Queen Festival was sponsored by the Ipswich Commercial Club.