2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? Blueberry! Blueberry! Blueberry! This year’s Marshall County Blueberry Festival theme is “School Spirit” and on June 19th, the first official event of the festival will be the crowning of the 2010 Miss Blueberry Queen.
This year Marshall County is well represented with candidates from 5 of the 7 public high schools who have Marshall County residents attending them. A total of 22 beautiful young ladies are vying for the crown.
The contestants will have a busy week before Pageant Night. There will be dance rehearsals, a community service night, with a visit to the Residents of the Miller’s Senior Living Community, and a pizza party to relax and enjoy each other, before a dress rehearsal. On the morning of the pageant, the contestants will have a personal interview with the Judges. The Judges will evaluate each contestant on their interview, evening gown attire, and their theme wear.
This year in keeping with the theme of “School Spirit”, each contestant is asked to appear in theme wear, representing their favorite “extra-curricular” activity. The new Queen will be crowned by Miss Blueberry 2009, Cassie Eberly. As the new Queen begins her year reign, she will represent the festival in area parades, events where her presence has been requested, as well as many activities during the festival, including the number one highlight of eating as much “festival food” as possible.
The pageant will again be held at Argos High School Auditorium, at 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 19, 2010. The cost is $4.00, with children 12 and under free. The public is invited to come and support all the contestants as they reach for the “Crown”.
Following is a list of the Queen contestants:
Jena VanDerWeele—Age 18 is a 2010 graduate of Argos High School. She will attend IPFW, in the fall majoring in Dental Hygiene. She is the daughter of Jack and Lori VanDerWeele.
Kaitlin Jo Gunnoe—Age 19 of Bremen, will be a sophomore at Anderson University majoring in Criminal Justice and Spanish. Her parents are Jack and Kani Gunnoe.
Shelby Marie Dirrim—Age 17 is a graduate of Bremen High School with the Class of 2010. She will attend IPFW in the fall with a major in Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre. She is the daughter of Terry and Heather Dirrim.
Casey Rose Hueni—Age 18 is a 2010 graduate of Bremen High School. She is going to major in Secondary Education, and will be a freshman at Grace College. Her parents are Charlie and Karen Hueni.
Courtney Bahr—Age20 will be returning to IUSB as a junior, majoring in Dental Hygiene. A resident of Bremen, her parents are Tim and Jackie Bahr.
Kelly Bahr—Age 17 will be a senior at Bremen High School this fall. She is the daughter of Tim and Jackie Bahr.
Amanda Marie Malone—Age 18 is a 2010 graduate of John Glenn High School. She will be attending IUSB in the fall as a Music Education major. Her parents are Tim and Coleen Malone.
Morgan Doriane Sissel—Age 18 will be a senior at Plymouth High School in the fall. Ronna Gantz and Ron Sissel are her parents.
Brittin Leigh McDaniel—Age 17 will be attending Plymouth High School in the fall as a senior. She plans on majoring in Cosmatology after her graduation. Her parents are John and Tracy McDaniel.
Amy Marie McLiver—Age 18 is a 2010 graduate of Plymouth High School. She will be attending Manchester College with a major in Elementary Education. She is the daughter of Dave and Julie McLiver.
Stephanie Lee Maloney—Age 18 will be a senior at Plymouth High School in the fall. She is looking toward majoring in Criminology. Her parents are Kenneth and Michelle Bachtel.
Jordin Nicole Cook—Age 17 will be attending Plymouth High School in the fall as a senior. Her parents are Ron and Kelli-Anna Cook.
Hailey Kristina Hennessy—Age 18 is a 2010 graduate of Plymouth High School. She will be attending Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall with a major in General Studies. She is the daughter of Tina Fitch and Mike Hennessy.
Kayla Marie Ray—Age 18 graduated from Plymouth High School with the Class of 2010. In the fall, she will attend Ashland University, majoring in Toxicology or Sports Public Relations. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Kimberly Ray.
Stephanie Audrey Gorka—Age 17 will be a senior at Plymouth High School in the fall. She would like to major in Public Relations/Broadcast Journalism. Her parents are Gregory and Yolanda Gorka.
Kayla Dene’ Arriaga—Age 17 will be attending Plymouth High School as a senior this fall. She is the daughter of Carmen and Laura Arriaga.
Hannah Eads—Age 17 is going to be a senior at Plymouth High School. She hopes to major in Pediatric Medicine after her graduation. Her parents are Tim and Angi Eads.
Araceli Lorranie Ortiz—Age 19 is a 2010 graduate of Plymouth High School. She will be attending IUSB majoring in Music Performance. Her parents are Patricia Oritz and Elias Oritz Baca.
Kristy Marie Clemons—Age 17 will be a senior this fall at Plymouth High School. She plans on majoring in Medicine. She is the daughter of Shelley Marsiliano.
Katie Nicole Rudd—Age 17 will attend Plymouth High School as a senior this fall. Her college major will be Veterinary Technician. Her parents are Tina Jacobs and Jeff Rudd.
Alissa Dawn Clemens—Age 18 is a 2010 graduate of Triton High School. She will attend Grace College in the fall. She is undecided on her major. She is the daughter of Terry and Julie Clemens. Morgan Taylor McClarnon—Age 18, graduated from Triton High School, with the Class of 2010, and will attend IPFW as an Art Education major. She is the daughter of Dara Greenawalt and Jay McClarnon.