Gracing the stage: local pageant gives area contestants time to shine
By Cassie Lennox
Service, Scholarship, Style and Success. These are the four points of the Miss America crown, which young women from all across the nation dedicate themselves to.
Locally, women and teens from Central Wisconsin have the opportunity to participate in the Miss Northern Lights and Miss Northern Lights’ Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant, which is committed to empowering young women not only through scholarships, but also by giving them the skills to be successful in their future careers and lives.
This is the third annual Miss Northern Lights pageant, and will take place Saturday, Jan. 13, at Sentry Theater, Stevens Point. The pageant is open to the public, with a $15 general admission at the door. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the pageant will begin at 6 p.m.
“Miss Northern Lights’ Outstanding Teen was my first pageant,” said Danielle Moon, the current title holder who hails from Wisconsin Rapids. “Having ties to Central Wisconsin, I am able to see the impact that this pageant has on our community.”
By participating in the program, contestants are able to spread awareness about causes they care deeply about, increase public speaking and leadership skills, showcase their talents and form lasting friendships with peers and mentors who share a passion for community service, scholarship and success.
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