In Brief

Local teen honored

Audrey McHale, a 17-year-old incoming senior at Modesto High School, was named second runner up in the California Junior Miss competition Saturday in Rohnert Park.

Audrey, the daughter of Lisa and Ken McHale of Modesto, also won the competition's spirit award. She took home $3,500 in scholarships.

Audrey, who was named Modesto's Junior Miss earlier this year, also won some $2,700 in scholarships from the local competition. Junior Miss contestants are judged in categories including talent, physical fitness, academics and self-expression.

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