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Miss Wadena contestants to share their talents June 23

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Nessa Lind Photo courtesy of Taylor Dirks2 / 8
Madison Olson Photo courtesy of Taylor Dirks3 / 8
Grace Hinojos Photo courtesy Taylor Dirks4 / 8
Courtney Warren Photo courtesy Taylor Dirks5 / 8
Lael Bervig Photo courtesy of Taylor Dirks6 / 8
Little attendants include Kylie Damlo (back left), Karlee Sweere, Dani Lorentz (2018 Wadena Little Attendant), Kavanna Sartori and Hallel Bervig. Myah Meyer (front left) and Riley Guck. Photo courtesy Taylor Dirks7 / 8
Maggie Carlson Photo courtesy of Taylor Dirks8 / 8

Six contestants are in the running for Miss Wadena and will put their talents on display at 7 p.m., June 23, at the Wadena Middle/High School.

Find out more about those contestants here:

Maggie Carlson

Sponsors: Whynott Law Office and Julia Whynott Piano Studio

Talent: Playing "All of Me" by Jon Schmidt on piano

Family: Parents Paul and Shelagh Carlson and brother Sean.

After graduation: Graduating in 2020, planning to study biology at the University of Minnesota.

Hobbies: Traveling, music, reading

Nessa Lind

Sponsor: Jolene Johannes (State Farm)

Talent: Spoken word poetry

Family: Parents Nyoaka and Mark Koone, Jason and Jeni Lind. Brothers and sisters - Ashlyn, Mari, Brayden and Carson

After graduation: Graduating in 2020, getting an RN degree and pursuing writing and nursing.

Hobbies: Reading, writing and poetry.

Grace Hinojos

Sponsor: Just a Friend Plumbing, Heating and Home Services

Talent: Playing Pirates of Caribbean on piano

Family: Parents Vince and Michelle Hinojos - brother Lucas and sister Maddy

After graduation: Graduating in 2019, planning to get RN degree at NDSU working towards becoming a nurse practitioner.

Hobbies: Play piano, tennis and hangout with family and friends.

Madison Olson

Sponsor: Olson Sealcoating Service

Talent: Singing - "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran

Family: Parents Robert and Melissa Olson - brothers and sisters Candace, Miranda, Maizie, Ryan and Malia.

After graduation: Graduating in 2020, planning to attend college for elementary education

Hobbies: Spending time with family, drawing, music, playing instruments, singing, dance, cheerleading and quilting.

Lael Bervig

Sponsor: The Bervig Family Foundation

Talent: Piano, playing "Rewrite the Stars" from "The Greatest Showman.

Family: Eric and Jennifer Bervig; siblings - Nathaniel, Elias, Ephriam, Asher, Tobias, Hallel, Ingrid, Simone and Ezekiel.

After graduation: Graduating in 2019, planning to attend Dordt University in the fall to major in music education and a minor in theatre.

Hobbies: Reading, writing, playing piano, going on long walks, theatre, poetry, singing, baking, playing soccer, swimming, telling stories and spending time with family and friends.

Courtney Warren

Sponsor: Sweet Pickens'

Talent: Dancing to Singing in the Rain remix

Family: Parents Paul and Heather Warren; brother Preston.

After graduation: Graduating in 2020, planning to attend U of M to study interior design and business.

Hobbies: Volleyball, softball, dance, sewing, being outside, being around friends and family and coaching.

Little attendants

Little attendants this year include Kylie Damlo, daughter of April and Ryan Damlo; Karlee Sweere; daughter of Paula and Mark Sweere; Kavanna Sartori daughter of Mike and Nikki Sartori; Hallel Bervig, daughter of Eric and Jennifer Berg; Myah Meyer, daughter of Logan and Britta Meyer; and Riley Guck, daughter of Erin and Brian Guck.