A consistently high point winner in all facets of the closely-contested competition, Miss Beth Alison Begel, 17, daughter of Bruce and Kay Begel, Weissport, emerged as the 1982 Miss Carbon County Pageant Queen as the Carbon County Fair formally opened in Lehighton. First runner-up honors went to Lynette Roberts, 18, of Lehighton, while Lisa Ockenhouse, 16, of Jim Thorpe, claimed second runner-up honors and was also named "Miss Congeniality" by the 19 other contestants.