SULLIVAN AND HAMMOND WELCOME MISS MACOMB TO SPRINGFIELD
SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) introduced Krista Shirley, Miss Macomb 2012, to the Illinois General Assembly yesterday. Krista, from Washburn, Illinois, is the 19-year-old daughter of Gregory and Barbara Shipley. She is a freshman at Western Illinois University where she is majoring in Dietetics. Krista was crowned Miss Macomb March 31, 2012 and was awarded a $5,000 cash scholarship. Her platform is "Nutrition's Role in Birth Defects." She will compete at the Miss Illinois Pageant to be held the last week of June in Marion, Illinois. Krista was born and raised on a grain and livestock farm, has been a 4-H member most of her life, and has shown hogs and cattle for many years.