Local girls are Halloween Queen candidates
Fourteen area girls, including Laurel Smith of Sabetha and McKayla Henry of Goff, are vying for the distinction of being the 103rd Hiawatha Halloween Frolic queen.
Smith, sponsored by Lukert Chiropractic and Wellness, is the daughter of Rick and Shelley Smith and attends Sabetha High School. Her honors include High Honor Roll, Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour Winner and Burlington Tournament All-Academic Team. She has been involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Show Choir. She is undecided regarding where she wants to attend college, but knows she wants to double major in mathematics and Spanish.
Henry, sponsored by Henry Brothers Farm, is the daughter of Randy and Nancy Henry, and attends Wetmore Academic Center. Her honors include Student Council President, KAY club and TVL All-Academic Team. She has been involved in basketball, school musicals and cheerleading. She plans to attend Kansas State University and double major in nutrition and kinesiology.
Other candidates include Daspin Bruning, Miss Everest; Martina Miller, Miss Havensville; Ashlyn Robinson, Miss Holton; Callie Hoobler, Miss Horton; Erin Hamilton, Miss Muscotah; Katrina McGowan, Miss Onaga; Kimberly Korthanke, Miss Robinson; Kylee Badura, Miss Rossville; Isabelle Woodrum, Miss Seneca; Ashley Douglas, Miss St. Mary’s; Breaira Bergstresser, Miss Topeka; and Makenzie Koranda, Miss Wathena.
The contest will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Fisher Center in Hiawatha. The contestants will present their essays, be interviewed by the judges and present their talent. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend.
The crowning will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, on Oregon Street in front of the Brown County Courthouse. The contestants will then ride in the parade.