As The Shark's Official Pageant Correspondent AND as a Graduate of UNH, I'm very proud to announce that fellow Wildcat Alum Lauren Percy of Bow is your Miss New Hampshire 2017! 

Lauren, 26, is currently a Graduate student at Columbia in New York and plans to earn her Ph.D. in Education.

Courtesy Twitter

In the featured image above, Miss Percy(who earned a degree in History at UNH) is being crowned by Miss New Hampshire 2016 Caroline Carter of Dover, 19, who will be attending UNH as a freshman this fall. GO WILDCATS!

You can see Lauren compete at Miss America LIVE on all ABC TV stations Sunday, September 10th in Atlantic City, NJ. Go Lauren!