2018 Local Miss Titleholders

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Miss Badgerland: Susan Fochs
Miss Beloit: Micheala Ward
Miss Door County: Madeline Winkel
Miss Fond du Lac: Rachelle Wuest
Miss Great Lakes: Alyssa Bohm
Miss Green Bay Area: Katrina Mazier
Miss Harbor Cities: Serena Larie
Miss Kenosha: Maria Salerno
Miss La Crosse / Oktoberfest: Madeline Kumm
Miss Madison/Capital City: Katarina Nguyen
Miss Milwaukee Area: Haley Schonter
Miss New Berlin: Jamie Lynne Watkins
Miss Northern Lights: Ryann Swanson
Miss Onalaska: McKenzie Klipp
Miss Oshkosh: Kate Lidtke
Miss Racine: Jennifer Schmidt
Miss Red Granite: Paige Kassner
Miss Seven Rivers: Jessica Hammer
Miss South Central: Elise O'Connell
Miss Southern Lakes: Kylie Thompson
Miss Sparta: Erica Ebert
Miss St. Francis: Alexa Biami
Miss Sugar Maple: Erin Canon
Miss West Allis: Gina Miliacca
Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area: Hannah Ashbeck
Miss Wood Violet: Tianna Vanderhei

Susan Fochs Local Pageant: Miss Badgerland
Name: Susan Fochs
Platform: Operation Not Alone - Supporting Our Troops
Talent: Irish Dance to "Cry of the Celts"
Major: MA in Public Policy and Administration
Awards: Miss America Community Service Award
Micheala Ward Local Pageant: Miss Beloit
Name: Micheala Ward
Platform: Alzheimer's Awareness
Talent: Classical Vocal to "Run to You"
Major: Criminal Justice with a Minor in Music
Awards: Non-finalist Talent Award
Rookie Talent Award
Madeline Winkel Local Pageant: Miss Door County
Name: Madeline Winkel
Platform: Mental Health Awareness in Teens
Talent: Original Poem "The Whisper
Major: Communications & Public Relations Graduate
Rachelle Wuest Local Pageant: Miss Fond du Lac
Name: Rachelle Wuest
Platform: P.O.T.S. the "Silent Disease"
Talent: Flute to "He's a Pirate"
Major: Radiologic Technology
Alyssa Bohm Local Pageant: Miss Great Lakes
Name: Alyssa Bohm
Platform: Enhancing Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs
Talent: Tap Dance to "Baby, I'm a Star"
Major: BS in Education
Awards: Semi-Finalist
Special Education Scholarship Recipient
Katrina Mazier Local Pageant: Miss Green Bay Area
Name: Katrina Mazier
Platform: Teens of Tomorrow - Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness
Talent: Lyrical Jazz Dance to "Fight Song"
Major: Communications
Serena Larie Local Pageant: Miss Harbor Cities
Name: Serena Larie
Platform: G.I.V.E. - Get Involved Via Engagement
Talent: Hard Shoe Irish Dance to "Warriors"
Major: Communication and Minor in Radio-TV-Film
Awards: Semi-Finalist
Maria Salerno Local Pageant: Miss Kenosha
Name: Maria Salerno
Platform: #SeeTheGift: Disability Acceptance and Inclusion
Talent: Piano to 'Malaguena'
Major: English and Marketing with Minor in German
Awards: Semi-Finalist
Overall Instrumental Award
Madeline Kumm Local Pageant: Miss La Crosse / Oktoberfest
Name: Madeline Kumm
Platform: Un-blur the Lines: The Truth about Sexual Assault
Talent: Lyrical Dance to "I Don't Know My Own Strength"
Major: Communications Studies, Broadcast Journalism Emphasis
Awards: 3rd Runner-Up
Katarina Nguyen Local Pageant: Miss Madison/Capital City
Name: Katarina Nguyen
Platform: Superheroes, Super Me: Helping Sick Children Recover with Confidence
Talent: Traditional Zither to "A Time for Us" from Romeo and Juliet
Major: BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Currently a Medical School Student at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Awards: Non-Finalist Interview Award
Health/Sciences Award
Haley Schonter Local Pageant: Miss Milwaukee Area
Name: Haley Schonter
Platform: "Step Up - Arming Youth Against Domestic Violence"
Talent: Contemporary Dance to "I Surrender"
Major: Political Science and Psychology
Jamie Lynne Watkins Local Pageant: Miss New Berlin
Name: Jamie Lynne Watkins
Platform: Call Me Crazy: Assisting the Mentally Ill in Our Society
Talent: Classical Piano to "Nocturne Opus 54 No. 4"
Major: Political Science/Pre-Law
Ryann Swanson Local Pageant: Miss Northern Lights
Name: Ryann Swanson
Platform: Pride Without Prejudice
Talent: Acrobatic Jazz Dance to "Sparkling Diamonds"
Major: Graphic Communications
Awards: Miss America Academic Award
McKenzie Klipp Local Pageant: Miss Onalaska
Name: McKenzie Klipp
Platform: Focus, Drive, Stay Alive
Talent: Lyrical Dance to "Who You Are"
Major: Nursing
Awards: John Schultz Memorial Photogenic Award
Health/Sciences Award
Kate Lidtke Local Pageant: Miss Oshkosh
Name: Kate Lidtke
Platform: Special Needs, Special Minds: Including Those with Special Needs
Talent: Musical Theater Vocal to "I Dreamed a Dream"
Major: Early Childhood Education
Jennifer Schmidt Local Pageant: Miss Racine
Name: Jennifer Schmidt
Platform: Diabetes, YOU Have the Control
Talent: Jazz Dance to "Feeling Good"
Major: Rehabilitation Psychology
Awards: Semi-Finalist
Paige Kassner Local Pageant: Miss Red Granite
Name: Paige Kassner
Platform: Pages of LIFE: Living It Fully Everyday
Talent: Latin Jazz Fusion Dance to "Hip Hip Chin Chin"
Major: Community and Non-Profit Leadership
Awards: Brave & Kind Award
Non-finalist Dancer Award
Jessica Hammer Local Pageant: Miss Seven Rivers
Name: Jessica Hammer
Platform: GEMS-Girls Empowered and Motivated to Serve
Talent: Jazz Dance to "Don't Stop Me Now"
Major: Communication/Public Relations with a Minor in Public Relations
Awards: 1st Runner-Up
Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimwear Winner
MarCom Scholarship Recipient
Elise O'Connell Local Pageant: Miss South Central
Name: Elise O'Connell
Platform: A Chance to Change
Talent: Vocal - "On My Way"
Major: Music
Awards: 2nd Runner-Up
Preliminary Talent Winner
Kylie Thompson Local Pageant: Miss Southern Lakes
Name: Kylie Thompson
Platform: #End the Stigma-Eating Disorder Movement
Talent: Musical Theater Vocal to "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret
Major: Communication and Media Studies
Awards: Michael E. Schmal Memorial Congeniality Award
Erica Ebert Local Pageant: Miss Sparta
Name: Erica Ebert
Platform: Behind Closed Doors
Talent: Lyrical Dance to "Praying"
Major: Surgical Technology
Alexa Biami Local Pageant: Miss St. Francis
Name: Alexa Biami
Platform: Embrace Race - Raising a Brave Generation
Talent: Vocal to "I (Who Have Nothing)"
Major: Music Therapy with Minor in Vocal Performance
Erin Canon Local Pageant: Miss Sugar Maple
Name: Erin Canon
Platform: Invisible Scars: Breaking the Cycle of Relationship Abuse
Talent: Irish Dance to "Roundtable Rival"
Major: Masters in Higher Education Administration
Gina Miliacca Local Pageant: Miss West Allis
Name: Gina Miliacca
Platform: S.E.E.: Hope for the Future
Talent: Dance Twirl to "Don't Rain On My Parade"
Major: Physical Therapy
Awards: 4th Runner-Up
Preliminary Talent Winner
Hannah Ashbeck Local Pageant: Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area
Name: Hannah Ashbeck
Platform: Look Local First
Talent: Tap Dance to "Soul Man"
Major: Pursuing a Master's in Communication from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Awards: People's Choice Award
MarCom Scholarship Recipient
Tianna Vanderhei Local Pageant: Miss Wood Violet
Name: Tianna Vanderhei
Platform: Let's Talk - Skill Sets 4 Success
Talent: Contemporary Dance to "Lean on Me"
Major: BS in Organizational & Professional Communication
Awards: Miss Wisconsin 2018
CMN Hospitals Miracle Maker Award
Overall Interview Award
Overall Dancer Award