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Ruth, with husband Jon and two-year-old son Nash during the Mrs. America pageant last month in Tucson, Arizona.

From Ellsworth to the Mrs. America pageant: Gray finishes second runner-up

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Ruth Gray didn’t think pageants would ever be part of her future until a friend planted the seed.

The friend, Gray explained, convinced her as a stay-at-home mom this would give her a chance to reconnect with the adult world after having a baby, which Gray had two years ago.


The 1996 Ellsworth High School graduate decided to give it a go and rode it all the way to the national Mrs. America pageant where she was named second runner-up last month in Tucson, Arizona.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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