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Miss Wadena Pageant set June 22 at Memorial Auditorium

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Miss Wadena Pageant set June 22 at Memorial Auditorium
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

The 2013 Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant “Under the Sea” will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Wadena’s Memorial Auditorium.

Ten contestants will compete for the title currently held by Halley Maas. Maas will be joined by the Wadena-Deer Creek Summer Recreation Dancers and the 2013 fifth and sixth-grade Lip Sync winners.

Tickets are available from each of the contestants and at Thrifty White Drug. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.

Macy Melia Hartman

Contestant: 1

Sponsor: Neitzke’s Eye Clinic

Talent: piano solo “All of Me”

Parent: Bill and Deb Hartman

Brothers and Sisters: Paige, 17; Libby, 7

Year of Graduation: 2013

Plans: Attend University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for athletic training and then continuing to become a physical therapist or pediatrician

Hobbies or Interests: Running, roller-blading, playing piano and flute, basketball and tennis, spending time with family and friends, traveling and volunteering

Sayde Anderson

Contestant: 2

Sponsor: Shining Stars Dance Company.

Talent: Instrumental guitar “Blackbird”

Parents: Karen and Jim Anderson

Brothers and Sisters: Dylan, 20

Year of Graduation: 2013

Plans: Attend College of St. Scholastica

Hobbies or Interests: Dancing, playing guitar, hanging out with friends and family, hunting, riding four-wheeler, reading

Ella Rosemary Harrison

Contestant: 3

Sponsors: Mason Brothers Company, Abby’s Bakery

Talent: Dancing

Parents; Rick and Cheryl Harrison

Brothers and Sisters: Duke, 20

Year of Graduation: 2014

Plans: Major in business at a four-year university for future in event planning.

Hobbies or Interests: Hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, painting, wake surfing, dancing, spending time at the lake

Emery Christine Dumpprope

Contestant: 4

Sponsors: Smith Furniture and Carpet, Carr’s Convenience

Talent: Poetry “Forever”

Parents: Vanessa Waldahl and Darrin Dumpprope

Brothers and Sisters: Dain Waldahl, Amelia Dumpprope and Arabelle Dumpprope

Graduation: 2014

Plans: Four-year university degree in  Elementary Education

Hobbies or Interests: Hockey, softball, photography, writing, hunting, reading, collecting giraffes

Miranda Miller

Contestant: 5

Sponsor: In Motion Dance

Talent: Song w/piano “Stay”

Parents: Rob and Melissa Olson

Brothers and Sisters: Maizie, Ryan, Madison, Candace

Graduation: 2014

Plans: Go to school to be a forensic psychologist

Hobbies or Interests: singing, playing piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet, running, reading, rding bike, scribbling

Hailey Marie Wright

Contestant: 6

Sponsor: Spectrum Marketing Services

Talent: Singing “Price Tag”

Parents: Sandra Harrison and Bill Rude

Brothers and Sisters: Hannah Peterson, (brother-in-law) Brandon Peterson, Marcus Wright, Major Wright

Graduation: 2014

Plans: Berklee College of Music with double major in Music Education and vocal performance, teach choir or private voice lessons

Hobbies or Interests: Cheerleading, dance, choir, meditation, yoga, shopping and being a gypsy with my father

Kendra Curtis

Contestant: 7

Sponsor: Second Look Family Hair Care

Talent: Evolution of Dance

Parents: Michelle and Doug Curtis

Brothers and Sisters: Corabeth, Zoe, Raine, Dustin

Graduation: 2014

Plans: Cosmetology School in Wadena

Hobbies or Interests: I like photography. I also like to collect mustache stuff. I like to do cross stitching with my mom

Lacena Brown

Contestant: 8

Sponsors: Expressions Salon, Hunke’s Transfer

Talent: Guitar “Every Breath You Take”

Parents: Russ and Bonnie Brown

Brothers and Sisters: Travis, Scott, Darin

Year of Graduation: 2013

Plans: Go to college for carpentry

Hobbies or Interests: swimming, mudding, fishing, hunting, bowling, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, horseback riding, playing with my dogs, spending time with family and friends

Brandee Grace Bly

Contestant: 9

Sponsors: Pizza Ranch, Cuddles and Cuts

Talent: Marimba “Canon in D”

Parents: Jon and Corrine Bly

Brothers and Sisters: Ben Bransner and Brianna Bly

Graduation: 2014

Plans: I really want to be a vet or a teacher. Where I plan to learn and do this I am not certain but that’s fine, because sometimes you just have to go with it

Hobbies or Interests: Cheerleading, music, math, English, writing, animals, nature. I absolutely love being a cheerleader and I love being a part of band. Those are my favorite things in life.

AJ Tollefson

Contestant: 10

Sponsor: An Open Book

Talent: Dramatic Oratory “Humorist of Forest Leaves”

Parents: Carol McIntire and Ron Tollefson

Year of Graduation: 2014

Plans: World domination

Hobbies or Interests: Reading, writing, inciting rebellion, shopping, blogging, spreading political propaganda, playing video games, going to the movies and having intelligent conversations with myself

Brian Hansel
(218) 631-2561