Ashley Marsh from Laconia, New Hampshire, was crowned Miss New Hampshire 2021 this past Saturday!

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We've always had such a great relationship with the Miss America organization and we are so excited to start working with Ashley :)

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Here are some important things you need to know about our newly crowned Miss New Hampshire:

  • Ashley was born and raised in Laconia, NH, where she attended Laconia High School
  • She then went on to complete her Bachelors Degree at Plymouth State University and then graduated last year from Springfield College with her Masters Degree! (smart cookie)
  • She is heavily involved in fitness and her social impact initiative is titled, “Fit For Life” where Ashley works with people of all ages and abilities to help them achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. She looks forward to expanding her programs state wide!
  • Ashley also hopes to partner with the Special Olympics of New Hampshire
  • FUN FACTS: she owns 200 pairs of socks!! She's the first person in her family to graduate from college and she's an only child

We are celebrating Ashley's first week as Miss New Hampshire by playing a local celebrity edition of Kan't Beat Kira on Wednesday! Make sure you are listening so you can get acquainted with our new Miss New Hampshire.

ALSO If Ashley can tie or beat me she will be forgoing her prize (concert tickets to see Lee Brice at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom) and giving them to a random caller.

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