By CBS 4 Newsroom
An area high school student has earned a scholarship to Alabama, and will perform on the same field as the defending BCS champions.
DeWitt Central's Maggie Gehlsen, is one of the best baton twirlers in the state.
Gehlsen said it took her years of hard work and practice to get to where she's at.
And now, it's paying off.
"I hold the title of teen Miss Clinton County in 2009, Teen Miss Scott County in 2010, I was second runner up to teen miss Iowa in 2010 and 1st runner up to teen miss Iowa this past summer," she said.