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Eight candidates vie for Miss Glenwood City title

GLENWOOD CITY —  Eight young ladies will be vying for the title of Miss Glenwood City during next week’s Rustic Lore celebration.

All eight candidates for the 2016-17 crown are profiled below. The candidates’ pictures were taken and provided by Amazing Portraits by Angie.

The new queen and her princesses will be chosen during a coronation ceremony to be held Saturday evening, September 10 in the Glenwood City High School gym.

Jenesa Klinger

Hello, my name is Jenesa Klinger.  I am the daughter of Dion and Lori.  I have lived in Glenwood City my whole life.  This fall I will be starting my junior year, and will be participating in basketball and softball.  During the summer, I spend my time at the city pool as a lifeguard.  I am proud to have grown up in Glenwood City my whole life.  Being Miss Glenwood City is an honor.  I would love to have that honor and represent our town in a positive manner.

Jenesa is sponsored by Mike’s Auto Body.

Elizabeth Wink

My name is Elizabeth Wink. My parents are Brent and Lorelei Wink and I have two older brothers and one older sister. My strong passion for music and my Catholic faith are both very important to me. I am a state qualifier in track and cross country and I am also involved in clubs, such as DECA and the National History Club. I am running for Miss Glenwood City because I would love the opportunity to represent our community as a part of the Glenwood city royalty.

Elizabeth is sponsored by Glenhaven.

Anna Brigham

Hi, I’m Anna Brigham.  I’m the daughter of Nate and Lisa Brigham.  I am 15 years old and live in Glenwood City.  A fun fact about myself is that I have always lived in Glenwood City, except for when I was 4 I lived in Clovendale, California with my parents and grandparents.  I have 2 brothers, Aaron and Alex.  Being in town royalty runs in my family, and if I was chosen for Miss GC, I would be so honored and proud to keep the tradition going.  I also love being around and meeting new people, so this would be the perfect opportunity.  This is why I would like to receive the Miss GC representative.

Anna is sponsored by Kuehl’s Bar and Grill.

Emma Scholler

My name is Emma Scholler.  I am 16 and will be a junior in high school.  I’m the daughter of Ranei Johnson Scholler.  Currently I’m involved in FCCLA, Art Club, DECA, Yearbook, Student Council, Girl Scouts, Dance, Cross Country, Golf, Band, Choir, and the local youth group at Holy Cross.  I would love to represent Glenwood City because of the great community and friendly people.  Being able to spread the love from Glenwood to others would be such an awesome experience!

Emma is sponsored by Logghe Trucking.

Biridiana Leandro-Mendez

Hello, my name is Biridiana Leandro-Mendez.  I’m the daughter of Reyna Mendez and Odilon Leandro.  I’m a Mexican American, 16-year old girl.  I was born in Hennepin, Minnesota, but I moved to Glenwood City when I was 15 days old.  I’m involved in yearbook, FFA, show choir, art club, choir, volleyball, cheerleading, and track.  I enjoy living in Glenwood City because everyone in this town is very tolerant.  There’s no place I’d rather be than Glenwood.

Biridiana is sponsored by Curvello’s Livestock.

Emily Hill

Hello, my name is Emily Hill.  I am the daughter of Paul and Betty Hill.  I have an older sister, Kayla Hill.  I have lived in Glenwood City my entire life.  I play on the varsity volleyball and softball teams.  I also play in the high school band.  I am 16 years old and will be starting my junior year in the fall.  I would like to represent our community because it will be a great opportunity to meet new people.

Emily is sponsored by Ross’ Locker.

Andi Jo Britton

Hello, my name is Andi Jo Britton and I am going to be a junior this coming school year.  I thoroughly enjoy school and being a part of clubs.  I am president of our class and Art Club!  I am also in Student Council, National Honors Society, and I catch for the varsity softball team.  Outside of school I love spending time with my 3 siblings and friends.  I would love being Miss Glenwood City, so I could connect with even more people throughout our beautiful town and other cities.

Andi is sponsored by Nilssen’s Foods.

Melina Schultz

My name is Melina Schultz.  I am 16 years old and the daughter of Eric and Roberta Schultz.  I enjoy being a part of dance, Girl Scouts, the volleyball team, band, and choir.  I want to represent Glenwood City because it would be a great experience to meet new people and do different things, as well as become a leader in the community.

Melina is sponsored by StaTal Concrete.