Friday was the Miss Nisswa and Little Miss Nisswa pageants. This pageant holds a special place in my heart as I have grown up in Nisswa since I was four and was a participant in the Little Miss Nisswa pageant when I was in second grade (A name was drawn out of a hat, there was no competition!). I always looked up to Miss Nisswa and wanted to be her someday. Although I will never be able to compete for Miss Nisswa, I was able to help the ladies that did for a couple months leading up to the big night. Miss Nisswa is for ladies who are a senior in high school and live in the Nisswa area or went to Nisswa Elementary. I grew up with most of the ladies that competed Friday night and some are in my graduating class. I'm very proud of the nine contestants that competed because it's not as easy as it looks. They all did beautifully and I hope to see them competing for another title in a couple months (*cough cough* Miss Brainerd!). Congrats the 2nd Princess, Elise and the 1st Princess, Nicole. Also congrats to the new Miss Nisswa, Carissa Voels and the new Little Miss Nisswa, Maddie! All four of them are going to have an awesome year and I'm looking forward to following them during their reigns.
After the parade, I headed down to St. Paul with my mom and local director, Cyndi for the Miss City of Lakes and Miss West Metro pageant. It was an exciting day because my former sister queen, Savannah (Miss Baxter's Outstanding Teen 2012) was competing... her first "Miss" pageant! Also that night two Outstanding Teen's were crowned. Congrats to Catie, Miss City of Lakes' Outstanding Teen and to Mia, Miss West Metro's Outstanding Teen! The new Miss City of Lakes just so happens to be Savannah Cole and the new Miss West Metro is Ali Vail! Congrats ladies! :) It was also really great to connect with Siri because that was the first time I had seen her since Miss America in Vegas. I'm still so proud of her and I'm so lucky to call her my sister queen :)
Local Outstanding Teen's
All of these titleholders are from the Brainerd/Baxter/Nisswa area! Plus there are still a few more!
This Saturday is Teen Contestant Orientation. Fifteen young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2013! I can't believe my year is coming to a close but as I look back on my year, I regret nothing. I had some amazing experiences and it's only fair that another girl gets to experience a year like mine.