Candidates for the honor are Allison Thompson, Heather Fenske, Amanda Granzow, Melissa Reiter, Amanda McCool, and Trishia Miller.
On hand to crown their successors will be last year's royalty: Mackenzie Merrill, Miss Paynesville; Angie Lahr, first princess; and Melissa Schneider, second princess.
Emcees for the pageant this year are Wally and Darlene Thyen.
Escorts are: Zac Spates and Andrew Meagher.
During the pageant Sherri Liebl, Paynesville Human Rights Commission member, will announce this year's recipient of the Ruth Aulick Award.
Allison Thompson, 17, is the daughter of Jeff and Becky Thompson, Paynesville. Her activities include: student council, peer helper, peer tutor, danceline, PALS mentoring, Target leadership, choir, pops choir, theatre, volunteering time helping a kindergarten class, Paynesville Human Rights Commission, vice president of the church youth league, singing with Stained Glass and On Call, Nordland Lutheran Church Internship committee, and serves on the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Youth Organization for Youth Ministries. She is sponsored by the Farmers and Merchants State Bank.
Heather Fenske, 18, is the daughter of Todd and Sandy Fenske, Paynesville. Her activities include volleyball, basketball, softball, yearbook staff, volunteering at the Good Samaritan Care Center, and active in a church youth group. She is being sponsored by Paynesville Office of the Melrose Credit Union.
Amanda Granzow, 17, is the daughter of Shawn Granzow and Julie Morrow, Paynesville. Her activities include: Future Leaders of America, cheer-leading, choir, gymnastics, softball, DECA, and coaching summer recreation gymnastics. She is sponsored by the Dairy Queen
Melissa Reiter, 18, is the daughter of Chuck and Audrey Reiter, Paynesville. Her activities include: volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, danceline, choir, band, letterwinners club, peer helpers, peer tutors, German club, marching band, pep band, and colorguard. She is sponsored by Community First National Bank.
Amanda McCool, 17, is the daughter of Brad and Judy McCool, Roscoe. Her activities include danceline, track, band, jazz band, German club, peer helper, peer tutor, Santa Kix, and helping with church programs. She is being sponsored by Cliff's Insurance.
Trishia Miller, 18, is the daughter of Jeff and Ann Miller, Paynesville. Her activities include softball, Business Professionals of America, and playing piano for church, 700 Stearns and at Koronis Manor, and helping with other church activities. She is being sponsored by Ted's RV Land.
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