Kaylah Edwards, the daughter of Kimberly and Vincent Edwards, has been named Jefferson County Rice Queen 2017.


A senior at White Hall High School, Edwards was crowned because of her work in the 4-H Club, according to the Bulletin of the Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff.


In August, she will enter the state competition for Miss Arkansas Rice Queen and will represent Jefferson County at upcoming rice-related events.


Upon graduating from high school, Edwards plans to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and major in animal science. She has a dog, whom she adores, and loves animals.


She is actively involved in Jefferson County’s 4-H Teen Leader Club as a song leader. She was awarded the 4-H Teen Star of 2017. At school, she is a member of the District 4 FCCLA and sings in the school’s choir.


“Being active in her community is something Miss Edwards enjoys,” according to the announcement. “She volunteers at The Salvation Army, the YEAH Summer Youth Program, and the Southeast Arkansas Veterinary Service. She is also active in her church and sings in the church choir and is an active member of the youth ministry.”