Queen Sisters

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The four Hitchens sisters truly are queen sisters. And this year they are making history: All four girls are involved in the Miss Ohio pageant. Amelia, who is the oldest, has moved up to the Miss Ohio category while her younger sisters, Abbey and Katie, competed against in each other in the Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen pageant. Meggan, who is the youngest, was not to be left out and convinced her parents to let her participate in the Princess Camp the week of the pageant.

The girls came by their interest in pageants honestly; their mother, Gina Hitchens, competed when she was younger in Michigan and Indiana. Katie even wore the same costume for her magic show that her Mother wore 28 years ago. "It means a lot to me" she said, "to be able to share this with my mom and know that she wore this costume before."

These experiences have made them closer as a family, and the girls' support of one another stronger. Competing against each other is hard they say, "because even though we all want to win, we also want our sisters to win just as bad."

So much goes into preparing for these pageant from dress shopping, practicing talents and walking in seven-inch heels, to preparing for the interview and on stage questions. The Hitchens sisters were with each other every step of the way, rooting for and giving advice to each other.

In the end, Abbey finished as the second runner up, but they were all celebrated by their family and friends.
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