2017 Local Miss Titleholders

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Miss Badgerland: Tianna Vanderhei
Miss Beloit: Katrina Laursen
Miss Burlington Area Chocolatefest: Haylee Bande
Miss Door County: Susan Fochs
Miss Fond du Lac: Rachel Sawicki
Miss Great Lakes: Gina Miliacca
Miss Green Bay Area: Tess Buege
Miss Harbor Cities: Alyssa Bohm
Miss Kenosha: Kaitlyn Rhey
Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest: Mattie Mae Krause
Miss Lakeshore: Catherine Smith
Miss Madison Capital City: McKenna Collins
Miss Milwaukee Area: Haley Lynam
Miss New Berlin: Morgan Creed
Miss Northern Lights: April Haldeman
Miss Onalaska: Erin O'Brien
Miss Oshkosh: Karis Fiedler
Miss Racine: Brynn Weinzirl
Miss Seven Rivers: Zoe Roou
Miss Southern Lakes: Elise Elmblad
Miss Sparta: Christina Weaver
Miss St. Francis: Kayla Knuth
Miss West Allis: Erin Canon
Miss Wisconsin Central: Malainey Myrin
Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area: Ryann Swanson
Miss Wood Violet: Madeline Kumm

Tianna Vanderhei Local Pageant: Miss Badgerland
Name: Tianna Vanderhei
Platform: Let's Talk: Skill Sets 4 Success
Talent: Contemporary Lyrical to "Lean On Me"
Major: Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational and Professional Communication Studies / Minor in Sports Broadcasting
Awards: 1st Runner-Up
Katrina Laursen Local Pageant: Miss Beloit
Name: Katrina Laursen
Platform: Stress Less
Talent: Vocal - "Try" by Colbie Caillat
Major: Elementary Education
Haylee Bande Local Pageant: Miss Burlington Area Chocolatefest
Name: Haylee Bande
Platform: Salute to Service
Talent: Baton twirling to "Footloose"
Major: Major: Professional Communications / Minor: Community Leadership
Susan Fochs Local Pageant: Miss Door County
Name: Susan Fochs
Platform: Operation Not Alone - Supporting Our Troops
Talent: Irish Dance - "The Cry of the Celts"
Major: Human Services Leadership and a minor in Business Administration
Rachel Sawicki Local Pageant: Miss Fond du Lac
Name: Rachel Sawicki
Platform: Heart, Health & Happiness - Educating, Advocating & Inspiring People to Live a Heart Healthy Life
Talent: Vocal - "Taylor the Latte Boy"
Major: Elementary Education
Gina Miliacca Local Pageant: Miss Great Lakes
Name: Gina Miliacca
Platform: Scoliosis: Research, Awareness, and Support
Talent: Baton Twirling - "Don't Rain on My Parade"
Major: Exercise Physiology
Awards: 2nd Runner-Up
Preliminary Winner: Talent
Tess Buege Local Pageant: Miss Green Bay Area
Name: Tess Buege
Platform: Full STEAM Ahead: Promoting Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Careers
Talent: Math in a Minute
Major: Graduated with a degree in Engineering
Alyssa Bohm Local Pageant: Miss Harbor Cities
Name: Alyssa Bohm
Platform: Enhancing Opportunities for Youth with Special Needs
Talent: Tap Dance - "Baby I'm A Star"
Major: Bachelor of Science in Education
Kaitlyn Rhey Local Pageant: Miss Kenosha
Name: Kaitlyn Rhey
Platform: Advocating Positive Mental Health
Talent: Baton - "Don't you Worry 'Bout a Thing"
Major: Applied Health - Nursing
Mattie Mae Krause Local Pageant: Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest
Name: Mattie Mae Krause
Platform: Project H.E.A.R.T. ­ Heart Disease; Education, Awareness, Research, & Treatment
Talent: Contemporary Flute to "Explosive"
Major: ​University of Wisconsin­ La Crosse - B.S.­ Biomedicine, Pre­Med
Catherine Smith Local Pageant: Miss Lakeshore
Name: Catherine Smith
Platform: Link Leadership: Live and Lead Your Legacy
Talent: Operatic Aria "Donde Lieta Usci" from La Boheme
Major: Political Science and Journalism Double Major with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies
Awards: Preliminary Winner - Talent
McKenna Collins Local Pageant: Miss Madison Capital City
Name: McKenna Collins
Platform: Project Plié
Talent: Classical ballet variation en pointe to Swan Lake
Major: Communications and Political Science
Awards: Miss Wisconsin 2017
Haley Lynam Local Pageant: Miss Milwaukee Area
Name: Haley Lynam
Platform: The Sparkle Effect: Helping Individuals with Disabilities Shine
Talent: Dance to Walk This Way
Major: Biomedical Sciences and Psychology
Morgan Creed Local Pageant: Miss New Berlin
Name: Morgan Creed
Platform: Morgan's Miracle Mirror
Talent: Lyrical Dance to "I Will Always Love You"
Major: Musical/Dramatic Performance
April Haldeman Local Pageant: Miss Northern Lights
Name: April Haldeman
Platform: The Power of Prevention: Creating a Healthier Tomorrow
Talent: Vocal - "Somebody to Love"
Major: Radiation Therapy at UW-La Crosse
Awards: 4th Runner-Up
Preliminary Winner - Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit
Erin O'Brien Local Pageant: Miss Onalaska
Name: Erin O'Brien
Platform: Read All About It: Youth News Literacy
Talent: Ukulele performance of "Wipeout"
Major: 2015 Graduate of DePauw University with a Bachelor's of Arts, Computer Science and Communications
Awards: 3rd Runner-Up
Preliminary Winner - Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit
Karis Fiedler Local Pageant: Miss Oshkosh
Name: Karis Fiedler
Platform: Textile Waste
Talent: Contemporary Dance "With My Own Eyes"
Major: Biology - Healthcare
Brynn Weinzirl Local Pageant: Miss Racine
Name: Brynn Weinzirl
Platform: #ABCletsREAD
Talent: Self choreographed tap dance to "Jump, Jive, and Get in the Mood"
Major: Elementary Education and Communication
Zoe Roou Local Pageant: Miss Seven Rivers
Name: Zoe Roou
Platform: Cancer is Everyone's Battle
Talent: Vocal/guitar performance to "Skin"
Major: Major: Microbiology
Elise Elmblad Local Pageant: Miss Southern Lakes
Name: Elise Elmblad
Platform: No One Fights Cancer Alone
Talent: Vocal - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from the Phantom of the Opera
Major: Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology obtained in 2015; Working on Master of Counseling Degree
Christina Weaver Local Pageant: Miss Sparta
Name: Christina Weaver
Platform: Operation Honor Our Troops: A voice for veterans, soldiers, and their families
Talent: Dancing to "I was here" by Beyonce
Major: Organizational and Professional Communications / Minor in Business Administration
Kayla Knuth Local Pageant: Miss St. Francis
Name: Kayla Knuth
Platform: Create your own reason. Pay it Forward, Volunteer Style
Talent: Gymnastics
Major: Marketing Major / Psychology Minor
Erin Canon Local Pageant: Miss West Allis
Name: Erin Canon
Platform: Invisible Scars - Breaking the Cycle of Relationship Abuse
Talent: Irish Dance - "The Sky & the Dawn & the Sun"
Major: Psychology
Malainey Myrin Local Pageant: Miss Wisconsin Central
Name: Malainey Myrin
Platform: Own Your Story
Talent: Jazz Dance - "Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)"
Major: Biology
Ryann Swanson Local Pageant: Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area
Name: Ryann Swanson
Platform: Pride without Prejudice
Talent: Acrobatic Jazz Dance to "Sparkling Diamonds"
Major: Marketing and Graphic Design
Madeline Kumm Local Pageant: Miss Wood Violet
Name: Madeline Kumm
Platform: Un-blur the Lines: The Truth About Sexual Assault
Talent: Ballet - "Crystallize"
Major: Communication