Judges’ scoring for the Miss Ramona Scholarship Pageant resulted in a tie, spurring organizers to develop an additional question for each of the four contenders to answer.
In the end, Courtney Ford was crowned Miss Ramona while Chersten Sandvik took the title of First Princess in the April 12 Miss Ramona contest.
Elizabeth Bowersox won the Teen Miss Ramona title and Shannon Huff will serve as First Princess on her court.
The girls were crowned by 2013 Miss Ramona Brianna Abarca and Teen Miss Shannon Singleton.
Pageant Director Jill Fleming said that in the 27 years she has been involved in pageants, there has never been a tie.
Other awards presented at the Mardi Gras-themed pageant, held at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, are:
Miss — Brenna Brean
Teen — Shannon Huff
Miss — Andrea Proctor
Teen — Elizabeth Bowersox
Miss — Courtney Ford and Chersten Sandvik tie
Teen — Ciara Webb-Martin
Miss - Chersten Sandvik and Courtney Ford tied
Teen - Elizabeth Bowersox
Best Mardi Gras mask
Courtney Ford, second from right, is crowned 2014 Miss Ramona while Elizabeth Bowersox, second from left, wins the title of Teen Miss Ramona during the Miss Ramona and Teen Miss Ramona Scholarship Pageant at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Saturday Night. The First Princess Teen title goes to Shannon Huff, left, and First Princess Miss to Chersten Sandvik, right.
Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard