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|Paynesville Press - June 13, 2001|
Five to vie for Miss Paynesville
Five girls will compete this year for the title of Miss Paynesville. The pageant will take place on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in the Paynesville Area Elementary School gym.|
Competing for this year's title will be: Melissa Bachman, Wendy Bennett, Naomi Bork, Erin O'Fallon, and Kelli Fenske.
Last year's royalty - Queen Trista Dukowitz, and princesses Ginni Lahr and Rebecca Werlinger - will be on hand to crown this year's royalty.
Escorts will be Nathan Martinson and J.T. Koehn, and Bob Gardner will be the emcee. The theme of this year's pageant is "Garden Party."
Bachman also likes to hunt and fish in her free time. She has been involved in student council, National Honor Society, Target Leadership, speech (captain), volleyball, basketball, and band while in high school. She will perform a saxophone solo for her talent.
Bachman has also been involved in St. Louis Catholic Church as a lector, earned the Silver Award in Girl Scouts and was a youth representative on the Chamber of Commerce board.
Bachman will be a senior in the fall. She is sponsored by the Paynesville Area Health Care System.
Bennett enjoys reading in her free time, as well as participating in activities such as Girl Scouts, where she earned the Silver award, and band, where she received two state superior ratings at solo-ensemble contest. She also participated in marching band as a member of the color guard.
In addition, she has served as a peer mentor, peer tutor, vice president of FLA, National Honor Society Member, and was selected to attend SESEM at the University of Minnesota.
Bennett will be a senior in the fall. She is sponsored by Dr. Donald Millner Dental Clinic.
Some of her school activities include: student council, speech, danceline, varsity wrestling cheerleader, band, and marching band. In speech, she earned awards at each meet, while in band, she earned the superior award at solo-ensemble contest.
Bork is sponsored by Community First National Bank and will perform a dramatic reading as her talent. She will be a senior in the fall.
Fenske has also been very involved in church activities at Crystal Hills Assembly. She has been a member of the church youth group, a worker in the church nursery and a vacation Bible school worker. She has volunteered at the Good Samaritan Care Center and taught Community Ed. activities as well.
She has been active in band and marching band and earned a state superior rating at solo-ensemble contest. Fenske will perform a flute solo for her talent.
Fenske, who will be a senior in the fall, is sponsored by the Paynesville Dairy Queen.
She participates in varsity golf, band, marching band, choir, and pops choir. She was a member of a French horn ensemble which was awarded "Best of the Night" at band solo-ensemble contest. Her talent will be a French horn solo.
O'Fallon was chosen as the most likeable in the senior class hall of fame, and enjoys shopping and baking in her free time. She will attend St. Cloud State University in the fall to major in elementary education.
She is sponsored by Wishin' Well Cafe and Floral.
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