Who will be the next Miss Cass?

Published 8:48 am Monday, August 16, 2004

By Staff
Six contestants are vying for the Miss Cass/St. Joe County title this Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Southwestern Michigan College's Dale A. Lyons Building auditorium.
Amanda Green, 18, graduated from Ross Beatty High School in Cassopolis. Her talent is vocal music. Her platform is "Equality in Education."
Marisa Viestenz, 18, is a graduate of Dowagiac Union High School. She attends Oklahoma City University and her talent is jazz dance. "Keeping the Arts Alive" is her platform.
Sara Lawrence, 19, is also a DUHS graduate, and attends Southwestern Michigan College. Tap dance is her talent. "Breast Cancer Awareness" is her platform.
Rose Phillips, 21, is a graduate of Edwardsburg High School and of Bethel College. Vocal music is her talent. "I've Got the Music in Me" is her platform.
Stephanie Stambek, 18, of Marcellus, attends Marcellus High School. Singing is her talent. "Drug Prevention Awareness" is her platform.
Elizabeth Grady, 18, is a DUHS graduate attending Western Michigan University. Her talent will be a monologue. "Knowledge is Power" is her platform.
Phillip Hurlbutt is executive director.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance from the contestants cost $10, or $12 at the door. Children ages 5 to 12 will be admitted for $5.
Scholarship awards include $1,200 for Miss Cass/St. Joseph County; $500 for first runner-up; $300 for second runner-up; and $200 for non-finalists.
The winner will attend the Miss Michigan program next June for a chance to obtain more scholarship money and to represent her state in Miss America in September 2005.