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Miss Saginaw County has been crowned Miss Michigan

Haley Williams will compete for Miss America in September.

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Haley Williams, Miss Saginaw County, reacts this evening to being named Miss Michigan 2013 after the final night of the Miss Michigan.

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Miss Saginaw County Haley Williams has been crowned Miss Michigan and will get the chance to compete for the Miss America title in Atlantic City, N.J., in September.

Williams, a 20-year-old from Saline, edged out runner-up Miss Monroe County KT Maviglia and second runner-up Miss West Michigan Mekeisha Alcock to take this year’s crown.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that Williams called Saturday’s win “a blessing” a said she’s confident she can fulfill her duties as Miss Michigan.

Williams will spend the year raising awareness for her platform, “Through a Child’s Eyes: Conquering Childhood Grief,” and will promote and raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Miss America Organization’s national platform.

Williams was Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen in 2009.

Maviglia won the preliminary swimsuit competition on Thursday.

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