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Bay High School Student Crowned 2013 Azalea Queen

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An annual tradition returned to Bay County on Sunday. More than 40 high school aged girls donned their best antebellum attire for the 46th Azalea Trail.

The annual event is a tradition where they celebrate the start of spring and all of the beauty it brings, but the beautiful ladies didn't intend on bringing the traditional spring showers, too.

However, the rain didn't ruin any of the fun. Garden Club members moved the event into the building, where 43 girls from Bay County high schools introduced themselves before a packed house of their friends and families.

Only five could make the court following rounds of interviews, and only one girl could be crowned at the end.

She is Bay High School student Kiley Hagan.

Hagan has a big year ahead of her as Azalea Queen and tells News 13 she's excited for what it will bring.

"I am going to try and expand the Garden Club some and try and bring it in to some schools. I also really enjoy being able to just go and meet people," said Hagan.

Hagan's younger sister Chloe was there to cheer Hagan on and was so overwhelmed with joy as her sister was crowned Queen.

"I was really proud of her because I knew she was working hard, and I just love her to death, and to see her win her crown, it was a big moment for me to see my sister get crowned," said the younger Hagan.

The girls' grandmother made Hagan's pink antebellum style dress.