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Miss/Mr. Edwardsburg pageant Saturday

Published 11:42am Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Miss/Mr. Edwardsburg Scholarship Pageant and Youth Program’s 2012 pageant will be Saturday afternoon at the Edwardsburg Performing Arts Center.

The theme of the pageant will be Snow White. The pageant begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (574) 215-4355.

There are a total of 27 contestants competing in a variety of divisions — Miss Edwardsburg, Miss Teen Edwardsburg, Miss Pre-Teen Edwardsburg, Mr. Pre-Teen Edwardsburg, Princesses of Edwardsburg and Prince of Edwardsburg.

The Miss/Mr. Edwardsburg Scholarship Pageant and Youth Program helps assist in individual social development and leadership qualities, according to pageant officials. The pageant’s philosophy is that “everyone is a winner.” Each participant will have new experiences, develop new friendships and become aware of their potential.

“We encourage that the youth of Edwardsburg inquire to get involved in this great program,” according to the pageant committee. “These courts learn a lot about giving back to our community and giving selflessly. They visit places like the Capital Building in Lansing, local nursing homes, and of course, get to build and ride on the float in local parades and much more.”

The program is open to kids ages 5 to 20 with four divisions of contestants. The pageant awards scholarships as well. For more information, visit www.missedwardsburgpageant.com.

 

Miss Edwardsburg contestants

1 Magdalene Mather

Age: 17, a senior at Edwardsburg High School

Parents: Michele Mather and Mike Mather

Future Ambition – To go to college to major in early childhood education and to become a teacher.

 

2 Megan Halgren

Age: 17, a senior at Edwardsburg High School

Parents: Dave and Denise Halgren

Future Ambition – To go to college to obtain a bachelor degree inhuman services and to work in that field.

 

Miss Teen Edwardsburg contestants

1 Makenzie Carlton

Age: 13, a freshman at Edwardsburg High School

Parents: Elaine Andrzejewski  and Adam Carlton

 

2 Brittany Portwood

Age: 15, a sophomore at Edwardsburg High School

Parents: Sam and Andrea Portwood

 

Miss Pre-Teen contestants

1 MaKayla McKenzie

Age: 13, in eighth grade

Parents: Mike and Jennifer McKenzie

 

2 Noelle Kraus

Age: 13, in eighth grade

Parents: Nicholas and Lisa Kraus

3 Sierra Sharp

Age: 10, in fifth grade

Parents: Anita Moore

 

4 Stesha Kiefer

Age: 12, in eighth grade

Parents: Steve Kiefer (dad) and Susan Kiefer (grandmother)

 

5 Marissa Mather

Age: 11, in sixth grade

Parents: Michele Mather and Mike Mather

 

6 Nicole Byrd

Age: 13 in eighth grade

Parents: Victoria Watkins

 

7 Carlee Burger

Age: 11 in sixth grade

Parents: Chad and Kim Burger

 

8 Brooke Allen

Age: 11 in sixth grade

Parents: Jim and Lori Allen

 

9 Kerith Spake

Age: 10 in fifth grade

Parents: Melissa Kendall and Troy Spake

 

10 Emma Hurley

Age: 10 in fifth grade

Parents: Chris and Ada Hurley

 

11 Kaylee Moore

Age: 11 in sixth grade

Parents: Angel Shaw

 

Mr. Pre-Teen contestant

1 Ben Kraus

Age: 11, sixth grade

Parents: Nicholas and Lisa Kraus

 

Princesses of Edwardsburg contestants

1 Chloe Westfall

Age: 9 in fourth grade

Parents: Kristy Smith

 

2 Casey Clark

Age: 9 in fourth grade

Parents: David and Wendy Clark

3 Brooklyn Broadway

Age: 9 in fourth grade

Parents: Jason and Tonya Salyers

 

4 Savannah Gregg

Age: 6 in first grade

Parents: Clarence and Katrina Gregg

 

5 Harli Harbin

Age: 9 in fourth grade

Parents: Charles and Toni Harbin

 

6 Jersie Dawson

Age: 8 in third grade

Parents: Jeff and Sayward Dawson

 

7 Isabella Gaipa

Age: 5 in kindergarten

Parents: Anthony and Renee Gaipa

 

8 Paige Swearinger

Age: 6 in first grade

Parents: Chad and Kim Burger

 

9 No Contestant

10 Mariska Harbin

Age: 6 in first grade

Parents: Charles and Toni Harbin

 

11 Alivia Kuntz

Age: 5 in kindergarten

Parents: Adam and Joy Kuntz

 

Prince of Edwardsburg contestant

1 Abraham Kraus

Age: 9, third grade

Parents: Nicholas and Lisa Kraus

 

 

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