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Kernen chosen as Miss Wis. pageant finalist
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WISCONSIN DELLS - Taylor Kernen, the daughter of Tiffany Wiser-Bell, was chosen to be a state finalist at the National American Miss Wisconsin pageant held Aug. 23 and 24 at the Chula Vista Resort.

The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 through 18, competing in five different age divisions. Kernen, 8, of New Glarus, will participate in the junior pre-teen age division.

The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the National Pageant in California, where she will receive a complimentary Tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.

Kernen's current sponsors are Sheri Kanter and Rebecca Bell, both grandmother's of Kernen; John Elmer; her mom, Wiser-Bell; and Randy Gold.For more information on the competition, visit