Miss Central Texas 2022 crowned

Paisley Groschke, 13, an incoming freshman at Riesel High School, was crowned the next Miss...
Paisley Groschke, 13, an incoming freshman at Riesel High School, was crowned the next Miss Central Texas Saturday night.(Photo by Rissa Shaw)
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 9:17 PM CDT
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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) - Paisley Groschke, 13, of Riesel, was crowned the next Miss Central Texas Saturday night--the youngest contestant ever to win the crown.

The pageant was held at Marlin High School where 18 contestants--who are required to live in McLennan, Falls, Robertson, Limestone or Bell counties--competed for the crown and a $1,500 scholarship.

Each contestant is assigned a “princess” to mentor.

Groschke’s princess is Avonlee Ritter.

Ritter will attend events with Miss Central Texas during her reign.

Groschke, who turns 14 Thursday, is an incoming freshman at Riesel High School.

The event was emceed by KWTX Weekend Anchor Rissa Shaw and Waco-area professional counselor Wesley Walker.

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