(Source: Deseret News; By:  Sarah Petersen)

For the first time in the 72-year history of the Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant, all three winners of the competition are returned missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Madeline Field, queen; Christina Muhlestein, first attendant; and Kaitlin Paxton, second attendant, were selected from 23 contestants between the ages of 19 and 25 who participated in the 2015 pageant, which was held April 10-11 and produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

The trio said serving missions prepared them for the pageant by increasing their appreciation for family history and improving their public-speaking skills. They now share their love for their heritage by speaking at events throughout Utah.

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