To conclude our afternoon, we had the chance to hear from some wonderful sponsors, including Rod Simonson and Shanon Murphy from the Hair District in St. Louis Park, Jason Young from Youngquest Fitness in Eden Prairie, and former Miss Minnesota Eileen Clift from Arbonne. Thank you so much for supporting our program (and for giving us the free goodies--what girl doesn't love free skin care and make up samples?).
Miss Mankato's Outstanding Teen Chandra Dahlke, along with 9 other girls, competed for the title of Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2006. I must say, I was so proud of my Outstanding Teen "little sister." It was her first pageant and she truly shined. From her pink evening gown to her incredible gymnastics moves, she was phenomenal! It was so fun bonding with her family while she was competing as well. Congratulations to Chandra for winning the Peoples' Choice Award! She certainly had one of the loudest cheering crowds there with those rowdy little siblings of hers! (Her younger brother and sister, London and India, are ADORABLE!!!) Chandra rocked it! I hope she will continue her involvement with the Miss America Organization in the future.
Also congratulations to...
Bailey Wachholtz, 1st runner up
Brianna Drevlov, 2nd runner up and talent winner
Claire Schiller, Academic Award recipient and Interview winner