2014 Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant contestants

The 31st annual Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Auditorium. Tickets for the "Swing"-themed event are available from each contestant and at Thrifty White Drug for $5. They cost $6 at the door. https://do...

The 31st annual Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Auditorium.

Tickets for the "Swing"-themed event are available from each contestant and at Thrifty White Drug for $5. They cost $6 at the door.

Autumn Jahnke, senior

Sponsor: Kern Laser Systems


Talent: Sing/Dance to "Let it Go" by Idina Menzel

Parents: Scott and Vicki Jahnke; Sibling: Ryan Jahnke

Plans after graduation: Pursue education in medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with friends, sports, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, being outdoors, reading, working out, rollerblading, deer hunting
Alyssa Gilster, senior

Sponsor: Moore Sensational Looks

Talent: Monologue, "Mother Earth by D.M. Larson

Parents: Terry and Deb Gilster; Siblings: Anthony Gilster, James and Karl Anderson


Plans after graduation: Pursue secondary education degree

Hobbies/Interests: Acting, singing, reading, writing, knitting, scrapbooking

Ella Rosemary Harrison, 2014 graduate

Sponsor: Mason Brothers Company (Abby's Bakery)

Talent: Variety dance number, music mixed by Dave Howey with choreography by Holly Becker and Ella Harrison

Parents: Ric and Cheryl Harrison; Sibling: Duke Harrison

Plans after graduation: Attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth for two years to begin a business degree then transfer to LIM College in New York City, pairing the business degree with fashion.


Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, painting, working out, being at the lake, spending time with family and friends, dancing, wakesurfing

Beverly Marie Fank, senior

Sponsor: The Cove

Talent: Country vocal, "I Hope you Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Parents: Mark Allen and Jacquie Lou Fank; Sibling: Matthew Allen Fank

Plans after graduation: Take two years off from school, then go to cosmetology school, then to a tattoo/art school

Hobbies/Interests: Drama, music


Elise Kallevig, senior

Sponsor: Kal's Kars

Talent: Piano, "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy, dedicated to grandfather Lloyd Kallevig

Parents: Dean and Jean Kallevig

Plans after graduation: Attend the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, majoring in intercultural studies and English teaching

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, piano, tennis, listening to music, spending time with family and friends


Miranda Miller, 2014 graduate

Sponsor: Hockert's Cleaners

Talent: Singing, "Human" by Christina Perri

Parents: Rob and Melissa Olson; Siblings: Candace, Maizie, Ryan and Maddie

Plans after graduation: Attend Concordia College in Moorhead for vocal music education

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, reading, playing instruments, playing sports

Alex Tollefson, 2014 graduate


Sponsor: 1776: A Fashion Revolution

Talent: Spoken word poem, "To This Day" by Shane Koyczan, edited by Alex Tollefson

Parents: Ron Tollefson and Carol McIntire

Plans after graduation: "WORLD DOMINATION. Or English teacher. Whichever comes first."

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, napping, Netflix, video games, eating, playing with cats, shopping

Brandee Grace Bly, 2014 graduate

Sponsors: Bly Brothers Farm, Cuddles and Cuts

Talent: Timpani, "Fragments for Timpani" by John Beck

Parents: Jon and Connie Bly; Siblings: Benjamin Branstner and Brianna Bly

Plans after graduation: Attend South Dakota State University for pre-vet

Hobbies/Interests: Cheerleading, piano, percussion, music

Kristyn Mackenzie Ament, senior

Sponsors: Rhonda Rudes Specialty Sales, Stenberg Supply

Talent: Singing, "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz

Parents: Missy and Wayne Ament; Siblings: Ashley Shingledecker, Emily Honebrink, Stephanie and Seth Ament

Plans after graduation: Go to college for nursing

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, running, walking, four-wheeling, being outside, spending time with family and friends

Kendra Curtis, 2014 graduate

Sponsors: Greiman's and 2nd Look Family Hair Care

Talent: Making music with wine glasses, "Ode to Joy," "Simple Gifts" and "Happy Birthday"

Parents: Doug and Michelle Curtis; Siblings: Dustin, Corabeth, Zoe and Raine

Plans after graduation: Going to M State for hair, maybe will study photography

Hobbies/Interests: Taking photos of family or nature, doing needlework, spending time with family and friends

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