Ten young women from the Brainerd lakes area will compete in the 2005 Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. June 11 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, Brainerd.
Candidates are Jilene Adair, Macala Campbell, Ashley Goedken, Kristina Johnson, Allison Lordbock, Adrianne McAlpin, Megan Owens, Mackenzie Ross, Courtney Sinner and Kiley Wear.
Adair, 18, the daughter of John and Judy Adair, is a 2005 Brainerd High School graduate. She plans to attend Central Lakes College in Staples to major in communication art and design. Her talent will be a monologue. Adair has been volunteering in her community since she joined 4-H at age 9. She has been a member of the FFA for the past three years. Volunteer work includes helping at Woodland Good Samaritan Village, 4-H haunted house, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, roadside cleanups, donating gifts to the needy and soup kitchen. She was named Brainerd Area Volunteer of the Month for October. She received many awards through FFA and 4-H, including her Minnesota FFA degree, Rotary Leadership Award, Star Junior of the Brainerd FFA Chapter, Minnesota 4-H Key Award and I Dare You Award.
Campbell, 17, the daughter of Reed and Sally Campbell, is a 2005 Brainerd High School honor graduate. Campbell plans to attend Winona State University to pursue a degree in nursing. Her talent is singing. Campbell was in diving and was assistant captain in girls' hockey. She recently took third place in a triathlon. She has been active in St. Andrew's Catholic Church as a youth leader and she volunteers at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Goedken, 17, the daughter of Jackie Goedken and Chuck Goering, will be a 2006 Brainerd High School graduate. She plans to attend PACE University in New York City, where she will pursue a career in law enforcement and continue toward a modeling career. She will perform a monologue that she has written for her talent. She volunteers at Heartland Animal Rescue Team and Wild and Free, a rehabilitation program for wild animals.
Johnson, 17, the daughter of David and Shelly Johnson, is a 2005 graduate of Brainerd High School. She plans to attend Central Lakes College for her associate in arts degree and continue her schooling toward a pharmacy degree. She will play the piano as her talent. She was a member of both the BHS A Cappella Choir and Windfall. She has played the piano for 12 years.
Lordbock, 18, the daughter of Arthur and Kathleen Lordbock, is a 2005 graduate of Brainerd High School. She will attend Fort Meyers Master's Commission where she will pursue a career in youth ministry. She is an honor graduate, a fine arts scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. She received the Excellence in Concert Chorale Award her sophomore year, and was elected secretary and treasurer of the BHS A Cappella Choir her senior year. She also won five superior ratings at the Minnesota Solo and Ensemble Vocal competitions and five superior ratings at the Minnesota Fine Arts Festival.
McAlpin, 18, the daughter of Molly McAlpin, is a graduate with distinction from Brainerd High School. She will attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she will major in business marketing, followed by medical school where she hopes to become a pediatrician. She will give a speech for her talent. She was vice president of her senior class, a member of the National Honor Society, a fine arts scholar, an AP scholar and a scholar athlete. She was captain of the girls' downhill ski team and she was awarded most valuable player. She's involved with her church youth group and bell choirs and the Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association.
Owens, 18, daughter of Jim and Jennifer Owens, is a 2005 honor graduate of Brainerd High School. She will attend the University of St. Thomas this fall where she will pursue a career in dentistry. She will perform a self-choreographed tap dance. She was captain of the Brainerd girls' tennis and golf teams and she was voted the most improved rookie for the 2005 Brainerd Warrior Kixter dance team.
Ross, 17, the daughter of Dick and Renee Ross, is a 2005 graduate of Brainerd High School and she is a post-secondary student at Central Lakes College. She plans to complete her associate of arts degree at CLC in the spring of 2006 and then will pursue a career in interior design/marketing or political science. She will perform a ballet. She was a member of Symphonic Band for three years. She has 10 years of ballet instruction with Stroia Ballet Co. and 10 years of figure skating with Vacationland Figure Skating Club where she has competed in numerous competitions, including Upper Great Lakes Regionals and U.S. Junior Nationals.
Sinner, 17, the daughter of Jerry and Claire Sinner, is a 2005 graduate of Brainerd High School. She plans to attend the University of North Dakota this fall to pursue a career in physical therapy, medical technology or music therapy. Her talent is a violin solo. She was an honors graduate with distinction, a member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar, a fine arts scholar and a scholar athlete. She participated in the BHS Chamber Orchestra for four years and was a member of the Minnesota All-State Orchestra in 2004-2005.
Wear, 18, the daughter of Kim Johnson and Kevin Wear, is a 2005 graduate of Brainerd High School. She will attend Bemidji State University and study elementary education and music. Her talent will be dancing. She was on the competitive cheerleading squad for two years and she cheered for wrestling and basketball. She was in the BHS A Cappella Choir for two years and she traveled to Italy for a tour last year.
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