Smaby crowned Miss Wisconsin for 2009
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Miss Madison Capital City Kristina Smaby is the new Miss Wisconsin. Smaby was crowned Saturday night in the 2009 Miss Wisconsin Scholarship pageant. Smaby beat out Miss Racine Sha-Nita Rhea. Second runner up was Miss Kenosha...
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Miss Madison Capital City Kristina Smaby is the new Miss Wisconsin.
Smaby was crowned Saturday night in the 2009 Miss Wisconsin Scholarship pageant. Smaby beat out Miss Racine Sha-Nita Rhea. Second runner up was Miss Kenosha Vanessa Morrone, third was Miss Milwaukee Sara Thorne and fourth was Miss Fox River Valley Caitlin Smulski.
Miss Door County Katie Sawyer won a $500 award for best interview by a non-finalist.
Smaby attends Viterbo University and is a senior majoring in business management. Her platform was titled "Connecting Generations." She wants to create an intergenerational program for young children, high school students, nursing home residents and other older adults.
Smaby will compete for the Miss America title in January.
Eagan woman named Miss Minnesota
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- An Eagan woman has been named Miss Minnesota 2009.
Brooke Kilgarriff will represent Minnesota in the Miss America competition in January.
Kilgarriff, competing as Miss Twin Cities, won in the interview and overall talent categories Saturday. She performed a rendition of "Somebody to Love," by Queen.
She's a student at The Boston Conservatory and is pursuing a career as a Broadway singer and actress. She also hopes to teach elementary school music.
Kilgarriff will receive more than $7,500 from the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Program.
Seventeen contestants competed for the title. Others recognized included:
--First runner up: Sara Larson of Austin.
--Second runner up: Natalie Davis of Dassel.
--Swimsuit winner: Kelsey Malecha of Apple Valley.
--Spirit Award: Savanna Tate of Moorhead.
--Quality of Life winner: Quinn Nystrom of Brainerd.
Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com