Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Congratulations to CMH Freshman, Taylor Doro!

from today's Waukesha Freeman - 

Pretty as a picture
Scholarship Program crowns 2015 winners

Special to The Freeman

WAUKESHA — On Saturday, the stage was set to crown new titleholders in the 2015 Miss West Allis, Miss New Berlin and Miss West Allis Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program.

In addition, Saturday was also declared both “Miss West Allis Day” and “Miss New Berlin Day” by Mayor Dan Devine and Mayor David Ament, respectively.

The competition took place at the Shattuck Music Center Auditorium at Carroll University before family members friends, sponsors, volunteers and judges. Mistress of ceremonies was Jayme Dawicki, Miss Wisconsin
 2002. The five judges included William Pickens, Mary Bailey, the Rev. Brenda Hactor, Kristen Ruchti Hadap and Don Lawlis. All of the judges have extensive involvement in the competition and scholarship programs.

The program was broken down into categories which accounted for various percentages of the overall contestants’ score. The competitive categories included fitness wear/swimwear, talent, a question/answer segment and evening wear competition. The contestants
 were judged not only on beauty, but an overall presence of physical fitness, fashion sense, poise and confidence.

Six contestants were in the running for the Miss West Allis Outstanding Teen 2015 crown. The finalists were 2nd runner-up Olivia Springsteen, a junior at Waukesha South High School; and 1st runner-up Taylor Doro, a freshman at Catholic Memorial High School.

The crown and title went to Maria Marsland, a freshman at St. Ambrose Academy High School. Marsland performed a song for the talent competition, and her community platform is “Building Bridges through Song,” encouraging artistic expression and building relationships through music.

There were four contestants vying for the Miss New Berlin crown. The 1st runner-up was Alyssa
 Weissman, a graduate student of Carroll University.

Miss New Berlin 2015 is Rosalie Smith, a freshman at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Smith performed a dance number in tribute to her late brother. Her community platform is “You Matter, Drugs Don’t.” Smith also won the title of Miss Congeniality.

In the Miss West Allis competition, there were also four contestants. The 1st runner-up was Haylee Bande, a junior at Alverno College.

Miss West Allis 2015 is Tyra McFarland, a UWM student. McFarland performed a dramatic monologue that she wrote, along with her sister. Her community platform is “Home-Base: Children of Veterans with Mental Illness.”

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