2015 Local Miss Titleholders

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Miss Beloit: Kylie Thompson
Miss Burlington Area Chocolatefest: Alexandria Knight
Miss Coulee Region: Tara Pizer
Miss Door County: Hannah Cole
Miss Eastern Valley: Chelsey Wasielewski
Miss Fond du Lac: McCayla Thoe
Miss Fox River Valley: Tori Bogren
Miss Green Bay Area: Jennie Collins
Miss Harbor Cities: Jessica Johnson
Miss Heart of the Valley: Mary O'Connell
Miss Kenosha: Kiersten Gonzales
Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest: Audra Fuchsel
Miss Madison-Capital City: Tianna Vanderhei
Miss Milwaukee: Haylee Bande
Miss New Berlin: Rosalie Smith
Miss Onalaska: April Haldeman
Miss Oshkosh: MeKenzie Lund
Miss Racine: Alyssa Bohm
Miss River City: Christa Brehm
Miss Seven Rivers: Sarah Newton
Miss Southern Wisconsin: Raquel Bruening
Miss Sparta: Zoe Roou
Miss St. Francis: Rachael Obst
Miss West Allis: Tyra McFarland
Miss Wisconsin Central: Jessi Krueger
Miss Wisconsin Rapids: Madeline Kumm



 
Kylie Thompson Local Pageant: Miss Beloit
Name: Kylie Thompson
Platform: End The Stigma; Eating Disorders and Life After Recovery
Talent: Vocal, "Gimme Gimme" from "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Major: High School Senior
Awards:
 
 
Alexandria Knight Local Pageant: Miss Burlington Area Chocolatefest
Name: Alexandria Knight
Platform: Childhood Obesity
Talent: Vocal - "Who Wants to Live Forever"
Major: Elementary/Special Education
Awards: EARLY CHILDHOOD/ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION AWARD
 
 
Tara Pizer Local Pageant: Miss Coulee Region
Name: Tara Pizer
Platform: Giving a Meaning to Every Tomorrow- Cystic Fibrosis Awareness
Talent: Tap Dance- "Uptown Funk"
Major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN/RN) with plans on obtaining a Masters degree in Health and Human Services Administration.
Awards: SPIRIT OF MISS AMERICA (4 way tie)
 
 
Hannah Cole Local Pageant: Miss Door County
Name: Hannah Cole
Platform: Promoting The Three C's of Girl Scouting: Courage, Confidence and Character
Talent: Cello - Concerto in A Minor by Camille Saint Saens
Major: Chemical Engineering
Awards: STEM AWARD
 
 
Chelsey Wasielewski Local Pageant: Miss Eastern Valley
Name: Chelsey Wasielewski
Platform: Take Action: Autism Therapy
Talent: Jazz Dance to Bette Midlers, "Miss Otis Regrets"
Major: Currently in her first year of graduate school obtaining her Masters degree in Social Work
Awards: TOP ELEVEN
SPIRIT OF MISS AMERICA (4 way tie)
 
 
McCayla Thoe Local Pageant: Miss Fond du Lac
Name: McCayla Thoe
Platform: "You've Got to Move It, Move It!"
Talent: Vocal, "Feeling Good", by Nina Simone
Major: Exercise Science with Emphasis on Athletic Training with a minor in Communication
Awards:
 
 
Tori Bogren Local Pageant: Miss Fox River Valley
Name: Tori Bogren
Platform: Tori's Stories: Promoting Literacy for People of All Ages
Talent: Dance/Twirl to "Another Cha Cha" by Santa Esmerelda
Major: Major: 2014 cum laude Graduate of Carthage College; Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and English Minor. Plans to obtain a Master's Degree in Education Administration
Awards: TOP ELEVEN
EARLY CHILDHOOD/ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION AWARD
 
 
Jennie Collins Local Pageant: Miss Green Bay Area
Name: Jennie Collins
Platform: Volunteerism: The Gift of Giving
Talent: Comedic Monologue, "Yma Dream"
Major: Respiratory Care Practitioner
Awards:
 
 
Jessica Johnson Local Pageant: Miss Harbor Cities
Name: Jessica Johnson
Platform: "Silence Hides Violence" - Combatting Domestic Violence with Conversation
Talent: Classical Piano, "Rondo Alla Turca" from Sonata No. 11 in A Major
Major: Bachelor of Arts, Art History; Master of Arts, Egyptology
Awards: 1ST RUNNER UP
TOP ELEVEN
ACADEMIC AWARD
SPIRIT OF MISS AMERICA (4 way tie)
OVERALL INTERVIEW AWARD
 
 
Mary O'Connell Local Pageant: Miss Heart of the Valley
Name: Mary O'Connell
Platform: The Overlooked Side Effect: Children of Cancer Patients
Talent: Vocal to "My Man" from Funny Girl
Major: Syracuse University graduate- Broadcast Journalism major and Policy Studies minor
Awards: TOP ELEVEN
FOUR POINTS AWARD
 
 
Kiersten Gonzales Local Pageant: Miss Kenosha
Name: Kiersten Gonzales
Platform: Girls That Can! Empowering Women of All Ages
Talent: Operatic Vocal "Nessun Dorma" by Giacomo Puccini
Major: Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (2013), with degrees in Communication and Music
Awards: MARCOM AWARD
MIRACLE MAKER AWARD
 
 
Audra Fuchsel Local Pageant: Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest
Name: Audra Fuchsel
Platform: Food Allergy Bullying: It's Not A Joke
Talent: Vocal Performance - Una Voce Poco Fa
Major: 2015 Graduate from Viterbo University majoring in Vocal Performance
Awards: TOP ELEVEN
WEDNESDAY PRELIMINARY AWARD - TALENT
 
 
Tianna Vanderhei Local Pageant: Miss Madison-Capital City
Name: Tianna Vanderhei
Platform: Be Healthy, Be You: A Broader View of Wellness
Talent: Lyrical Ballet To The Song "I Stand" by Idina Menzel
Major: 2015 Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational and Professional Communication Studies and a Minor in Sports Broadcasting
Awards: TOP ELEVEN
 
 
Haylee Bande Local Pageant: Miss Milwaukee
Name: Haylee Bande
Platform: Haylee's H.E.R.O.E.S.; Honoring, Educating, and Respecting Our Exemplary Servicemembers
Talent: Baton Twirling - "Burning Love" by Wynonna Judd
Major: Professional Communications/Minor in Community Leadership
Awards: SPIRIT OF MISS AMERICA (4 way tie)
 
 
Rosalie Smith Local Pageant: Miss New Berlin
Name: Rosalie Smith
Platform: Centered On Loving In Need
Talent: Lyrical dance to "Heaven" by Beyoncé
Major: BSN (Nursing)
Awards: MISS WISCONSIN 2015
TOP ELEVEN
HEALTH AND SCIENCES AWARD
JEAN L. ANDERSON EVENING WEAR AWARD
THURSDAY PRELIMINARY AWARD - TALENT
 
 
April Haldeman Local Pageant: Miss Onalaska
Name: April Haldeman
Platform: Ready in a Beat
Talent: Oboe solo - "Humoresque"
Major: Obtain a bachelors degree in Radiation Therapy
Awards:
 
 
MeKenzie Lund Local Pageant: Miss Oshkosh
Name: MeKenzie Lund
Platform: Finish the Fight: Supporting the American Cancer Society
Talent: Tap Dance to "Heroes"
Major: Double Major in International Studies and French
Awards:
 
 
Alyssa Bohm Local Pageant: Miss Racine
Name: Alyssa Bohm
Platform: Enhancing Opportunities for Youth with Special Needs
Talent: Tap Dance - "It Don't Mean a Thing"
Major: Special Education
Awards:
 
 
Christa Brehm Local Pageant: Miss River City
Name: Christa Brehm
Platform: Promoting Young Women in STEM Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Talent: Jarrod Radnich Medley on the piano
Major: Computer Science
Awards: 4TH RUNNER UP
TOP ELEVEN
WEDNESDAY PRELIMINARY AWARDS - SWIMWEAR
 
 
Sarah Newton Local Pageant: Miss Seven Rivers
Name: Sarah Newton
Platform: Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention
Talent: Jazz Dance to "Sing with a Swing"
Major: 2014 Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Plans to obtain a Juris Doctorate.
Awards: 3RD RUNNER UP
TOP ELEVEN
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
 
 
Raquel Bruening Local Pageant: Miss Southern Wisconsin
Name: Raquel Bruening
Platform: My Gift...Your Song
Talent: Clarinet - "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin
Major: 2014 Graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental/General Music Education. Raquel will be pursuing her Master of Music Degree in the Fall in Clarinet Performance.
Awards: 2ND RUNNER UP
TOP ELEVEN
THURSDAY PRELIMINARY AWARD - SWIMSUIT
 
 
Zoe Roou Local Pageant: Miss Sparta
Name: Zoe Roou
Platform: Cancer is Everyone's Battle
Talent: Vocal Performance - "Something in the Water"
Major: Major in Biochemistry
Awards: HEALTH AND SCIENCES AWARD
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
NON-FINALIST INTERVIEW
 
 
Rachael Obst Local Pageant: Miss St. Francis
Name: Rachael Obst
Platform: Kick it to Cancer
Talent: Piano "Fur Elise"
Major: Bachelor in Social Work
Awards:
 
 
Tyra McFarland Local Pageant: Miss West Allis
Name: Tyra McFarland
Platform: Home-Base: Coping with Mental Illness
Talent: Original Monologue
Major: Media Studies
Awards: NON-FINALIST EVENING WEAR
JOHN SCHULTZ MEMORIAL PHOTOGENIC AWARD
 
 
Jessi Krueger Local Pageant: Miss Wisconsin Central
Name: Jessi Krueger
Platform: "T.A.T.U." (Teens Against Tobacco Use)
Talent: Pianist, "Glow Worm" by Paul Lincke
Major: Graduating from High School in May - attending college in the fall with a Major in Business with a minor in Nutrition
Awards:
 
 
Madeline Kumm Local Pageant: Miss Wisconsin Rapids
Name: Madeline Kumm
Platform: Ensuring the Future of the Performing Arts
Talent: Ballet on Pointe
Major: Freshman at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Awards: TOP ELEVEN