October 7, 2022

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Bailey Hodson of Berwick named winner of Miss out on Iowa 2022

When Bailey Hodson heard her title announced as Pass up Iowa 2022 at the state pageant June 11, her fingers started shaking and her brain went blank in disbelief. 

“I didn’t even know what to do, wherever to go,” Hodson claimed. “I didn’t have this ‘in the bag’ mentality. I didn’t assume it was heading to be me from working day a person, I was definitely just there to have exciting and be happy of the work I put in.”

Hodson, 24, of Berwick, will go on to symbolize Iowa in the Miss out on The united states Pageant in Connecticut this December. 

The Grand View College alumna, who majored in English and secondary education and learning, attained a full of $12,750 in scholarships and awards by the Miss Iowa Scholarship Application this yr. That incorporates the Jessica Pray Patel Vocal Scholarship, awarded to the vocalist with the highest talent score — an award that stunned Hodson. 

“I constantly feared judgment, since I was under no circumstances educated in vocal effectiveness,” Hodson mentioned. “It was just a little something I did in the shower or car or truck. I loved singing, but I was frightened to do it in front of folks. But if I’m likely to communicate on overcoming your fears and getting your very best self via my initiative, I needed to combat my personal panic of singing in entrance of men and women.”