PHOENIXVILLE - It looks like perseverance has paid off for 2013 Dogwood Queen Rachel Miller.
Miller, who was dealing with an injury during pageant practice, was crowned queen this Saturday.
Miller tore her ACL in December. During a previous interview with The Phoenix, she had said she had been thinking of quitting and she was glad that she didn't.
Alyse Phillips was the runner-up.
In addition to Miller and Phillips, the contestants were Clarisse Hunt, Alex Wertman, Victoria Ferguson, Shannon Malloy and Sydney Scavello.
Hunt received the 2013 Angie Jaworski Congeniality Award. Wertman received the 2013 Director's Leadership Award and Scavello was the Outstanding Talent Award recipient.
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