Bridget Schuster was crowned Mrs. Missouri 2017 at an event held in Chillicothe not long ago. Schuster is the daughter-in-law of Kenneth and Linda Schuster of Blackwater.

Mrs. Missouri receives an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas to represent her state at the national Mrs. America Pageant August 19-26. The winner of the Mrs. America Pageant will advance to the Mrs. World competition held in South Africa this coming November.

Schuster is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Communication Science and Disorders. She works as a Medical Device Specialist in Women's Healthcare for Bayer and has worked in the industry for 17 years. She has been married to her husband Brad for 11 years and they are the parents of three children.

Mrs. Missouri will spend her reign working to raise awareness about her platform of Alzheimer's Disease. Schuster’s mother was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and the Alzheimer's Association has been an incredible source of support and resources. She wants to pay it forward by offering the same support that will continue as a Community Educator and help to bring attention to the organization.