---- — DERRY — Megan Cooley, 19, of Auburn was crowned Miss Greater Derry June 21 at the 27th annual scholarship competition.
She was chosen from 10 contestants at the event at the Derry Opera House.
The program is a local preliminary pageant for the Miss New Hamsphire Scholarship Program.
Reigning Miss Greater Derry Kendall Wipff was part of the opening act, as were dancers from the New Hampshire Academie of Dance.
Emcee was Miss Greater Derry 2010/Miss New Hampshire 2010 Krystal Lee Muccioli.
Cooley’s platform was “Furthering the Abilities in the Handicapable.”
Local contestants included Holly Blanchard, Kesly Ferdinando, Katie Carlson, Nichole Iacuzio and Stephanie Iacuzio, all of Derry, and Elizabeth Curette of Hampstead.