|Suever crowned 2013 Canal Days Queen|
|Monday, September 16, 2013 12:00 AM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
Suever was chosen from nine contestants. She was crowned by 2012 Canal Days Queen Whitney Hohlbein.
Suever will reign over upcoming festivities that begin Thursday with the Toast to the City.
Suever is looking forward to her duties.
“I am so excited to be a part of Canal Days,” Suever said Sunday evening. “I can’t wait for the Toast and other events.”
The daughter of Matt and Terri Suever entered the pageant for several reasons.
“I wanted to earn a scholarship, get over my stage fright and meet new people. I accomplished all those things,” she said proudly.
Suever is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad for both football and basketball and Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteers with many of the youth ministry programs at her 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.
Other winners included first runner-up St. John’s senior Kaitlyn Slate; second runner-up, Best Essay winner and Miss Congeniality Jefferson junior Kaitlyn Berelsman; and third runner-up and “People’s Choice” winner St. John’s junior Olivia Miller. Jefferson sophomore Tatiana Olmeda was the top ticket seller.