A recent graduate of Mason City High School has been named “America’s Homecoming Queen.” Andrea Kaufman was chosen from the field of 50 candidates during the pageant that was held this week at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Kaufman was Iowa’s representative in the national competition.

Kaufman won a scholarship for an amount to be announced at a later time and also wins the honors of being the Liberty Bowl Queen on New Year’s Weekend in Memphis Tennessee. She’ll spend time as well as the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The America’s Homecoming Queen scholarship pageant is designed to promote education and community service.

Kaufman will be attending the University of Missouri in the fall.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City