ZIONSVILLE, Ind. —
Elkhart resident Gracie Lyons, Miss Central Indiana, won the preliminary swimsuit competition at the 2013 Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant Thursday night.
Lyons, 21, is a student at the University of Indianpolis.
The Miss Indiana Pageant finals are Saturday.
The other preliminary winner was Miss IPFW Okara Imani, 20, Indianapolis, for preliminary talent. Okara is a vocalist and sang "At Last."
The new Miss Indiana will compete at the Miss America Pageant in September 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Competition continues Friday at 7 p.m. for the Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.