Gracie Nicole Oliver, 10, of Story City, was a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant in Waterloo the weekend of July 7-8 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. She had the honor of receiving first runner up in the Top Model, first runner up for Most Photogenic and was named one of 15 out of 49 girls in the lineup for Miss Iowa. Gracie will head to Hollywood, Calif., in November for the National Pageant. Her parents are Tiffany and Pat Earll, of Story City. Her grandparents are Tammy and Bret Peyton, of Iowa Falls, and John and Janice Earll, of Ogden. Her great-grandparents are Don and Jill Fraser, of Buckeye. Contributed photos