What originally began as a one day fundraising event 35 years ago is now a fun-filled, three-day celebration, and this year’s Trufant Jubilee went off without a hitch with great weather and attendance.
Amber Kibler remembered how much her older sister loved serving as the Trufant Jubilee queen in 2011. She also remembered how her brother enjoyed the year he reigned as Trufant Jubilee prince. So, in a last minute decision, Kibler opted to compete for the queen’s pageant herself. The decision paid off, as Kibler walked away with the title of Miss Trufant Jubilee Queen 2013.
Instead of pulling special needs students out of the classroom, Central Montcalm staff came up with a different solution — putting caregivers into the classroom.
With 30 young women competing in three different categories in a contest that lasted 3 1/2 hours, it was Sarah Thompson, who, in the end, walked away with the crown, sash and title of Miss Belding.
Alisha Gatchel has been involved — and won — local scholarship pageants such as the Young Miss Danish Festival Scholarship pageant and the Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen pageant. The Greenville 16-year-old now has one more to add to her resume. She was crowned Miss Spirit of the State Outstanding Teen earlier this month.
The 2013 Danish Festival royalty includes, front row, from left, Prince Hunter Hollenbeck, Miss Danish Festival Taylor Bretzke, Princess Dana Edgerly; back row, Young Miss First Runner-up Molly Rodenhouse, Young Miss Ema Skogseth, Miss Danish Festival First Runner-up Taylor Hedrick, Junior Miss Alexis Hallock and Junior Miss First Runner-up Morgan Masters.
LaShae Wright had wanted to compete in the Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant in previous years, but hesitated as “I don’t like talking in front of people.” The 17-year-old Stanton resident didn’t show that fear last night as she competed — and then won — the queen’s title, edging out three other contestants.
Miss Danish Festival Emily Smith had a goal going into the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant this past week. A recent 18-year old Greenville High School graduate, Smith wanted to win one of the talent competitions.
She did even better — she won two.
With annual budgets due at the end of this month, school boards are scrambling to balance budgets. Greenville Public School Board of Education members heard some good news Monday night from Director of Finance John Gilchrist.
Amy Meinhardt currently serves as special education coordinator and technology curriculum coordinator of Central Montcalm Public School. She is taking on another role after the school board unanimously voted Thursday to name her principal of Central Montcalm Elementary School in Sheridan.