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Friday, September 13, 2013 12:07 AM

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DELPHOS — The annual Canal Days Queen Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Middle School auditorium. Nine girls from Jefferson and St. John’s high schools will compete for the title, scholarships and more.

Candidates include: Kaitlyn Slate, Amanda Ewton, Tori Suever, Kaitlyn Berelsman, Emma Wurst, Tatiana Olmeda, Brittany Schrader, Bailey Gorman and Olivia Miller.

 

Slate is the daughter of Mark and Nicki Slate and is a senior at St. John’s. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mission Society and the Junior Optimists. She has served as a basketball cheerleader for five years and has also been part of the competition squad and the Blue Jay soccer team. Slate is very passionate about dance as well and has taken dance for many years at the Dancer By Gina, where she has been a competition dancer and a dance assistant. She has also participated in the Ohio Northern University Holiday Spectacular for two years. She has been very involved in her church, where she serves a cantor, lector and Mass greeter and she has volunteered at the Sarah Jane Living Center.

 

Ewton is the daughter of Tom and Deb Ewton and is a freshman at Jefferson. She has been active in 4-H for five years and has won best of show with her rabbit project. She has also attended 4-H camp and worked with the program at the Van Wert Fair and Relay for Life. Ewton has also been active in dance at the Dancer by Gina and karate at Lear’s Martial Arts. She also has an interest in music and has been in the choir for two years and has taken piano lessons. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Suever is the daughter of Matt and Terri Suever and a senior at Jefferson. She keeps herself very busy with activities around her school and in community as a member of the varsity cheerleading squad for both football and basketball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteers with many of the youth ministry programs at hers church. She also serves as a volunteer cheer coach for the Upward Basketball Program and gives her time at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Angels for Animals and the Delphos Community Christmas Project. Suever is also involved in dance at the Dancer by Gina and tumbling at Gym Stars.

Berelsman is the daughter of Denny and Sandy Berelsman and is currently a junior at Jefferson. She is a very active volunteer throughout the community, supporting the Relay for Life, volunteering at the Interfaith Thrift Store and assisting in raising money for juvenile diabetes. Berelsman is also a member of the cheerleading squad and is active in tumbling at All Star. She is on the honor roll and is enrolled in honors and college preparatory classes. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is employed at McDonald’s of Delphos.

Wurst is the daughter of Scott and Elizabeth Wurst and is currently a junior at Jefferson High School. Emma is very talented musician and keeps herself active in her school’s music program. Emma is a member of the Jefferson Marching Band, choir, and show choir. Emma has also participated in Solo and Ensemble contest and takes piano and voice lessons. She has also been featured in the talent competition “Ohio’s Got Talent.” Emma is employed at the Milano Café and the Dairy Hut.

Olmeda is the daughter of Tim and Rachel Olmeda and is a sophomore at Jefferson. She is involved in many activities through school, her church and the community. She is a member of the junior varsity football cheer squad and the Wildcat basketball team. Olmeda is also very active in FFA. She attends church at Restoration Temple and is a member of their youth group and has also taken part in several mission trips to Appalachia through the church. She is employed at McDonald’s of Delphos.

Schrader is the daughter of James Schrader and Gina Schrader and a sophomore at St. John’s. She is very active in her school in many aspects, including as a member of the Liturgy Team and SADD, as well as JCDA. She has also participated in the school musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” and is a basketball cheerleader. She has also been a member of the Blue Jay Band, playing trumpet and euphonium. Schrader is very artistic and is enrolled in many fine arts classes in school. She is also interested in volunteering. She has also been enrolled in dance.

Gorman is the daughter of Joe and Annette Gorman and is a sophomore at Jefferson. She is a member of the basketball team and has also been involved in volleyball, track and cheerleading and is also a very active member of her church, Trinity United Methodist. She has been a member of the youth group and has assisted with the Mustard Seeds Program. Gorman is also active with the Upward Basketball Program and volunteers at the Interfaith Thrift Store. She also keeps herself employed by babysitting.

Miller is the daughter of Mark and Christine Miller and a junior at St. John’s. She is very passionate about dance, having danced for 16 years at the Dancer by Gina and has been in several competitions and serves as a dance assistant. Miller is also a member of the Blue Jay Competition Cheer Squad and has been a member of the basketball squads in the past. She was also a member of the varsity soccer team. She worked at the Peak Community Wellness Center and is currently reigning as Ohio’s National American Miss. She also spends time volunteering with Ray of Hope Medical Missions. Miller is very close with her family and spends time volunteering with food pantries and food drives.

Last Updated on Friday, September 13, 2013 12:31 AM
 

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