After a evening filled with talent, attractiveness, emotion and lots of smiles, Skip Monroe County 2021 was crowned.
The crown and title was handed onto Kendall Madison Comer, 18, of Temperance Saturday night by the outgoing Pass up Monroe County 2019 Madalyn Bryn Poupard.
“I am absolutely head blown for the reason that by no means in my lifestyle would I believe I would have gotten this encounter at 18 many years previous,” stated Comer.
Comer was formerly crowned Miss out on Monroe County’s Fantastic Teenager in 2018 and has been attending these competitions due to the fact she was a young girl.
“I the moment sat in this audience as a 9-yr-outdated woman and watched all of these Miss out on Monroe’s arrive and go, and it has generally been my desire and a person of my greatest goals,” stated Comer.
Comer’s social affect initiative was S.P.A.C.E. — Sensory Processing Recognition for Children’s Schooling, a non-gain she launched at the age of 13 which allows youngsters with sensory processing conditions (SPD) to have the means they require to be prosperous in university.
Her purpose during her reign as Overlook Monroe County is to have SPD acknowledged as an official incapacity so that colleges can acquire point out funding to much better deliver for students who are afflicted.
Comer sang a heartfelt rendition of “Make You Really feel My Love” as her expertise in a black flooring length gown with lace accents. She spelled out that her grandparents were her largest affect when it comes to her adore for tunes. She has been singing considering that the age of 2, and vocally schooling given that the fourth grade.
She was also awarded the Skip Monroe County Legacy Award, which is created up of donations from all previous Skip Monroe County crown holders, totaling a record $1,325 this 12 months.
Comer is attending Monroe County Neighborhood College for her Associate’s degree and hopes to double major in fashion merchandising and nonprofit small business administration to work within vogue advertising though escalating her non-gain business.
“Now with all of these scholarship awards, I will now be graduating without any university student personal debt,” claimed Comer.
1st runner-up was awarded to Jillian Marie Babcock, 17, of Newport. Her social effects initiative was HOPE: Have Only Favourable Expectations concentrating on pancreatic most cancers investigation, consciousness and prevention.
“This suggests every little thing to me,” explained Babcock. “My mother passed away December 1 from pancreatic most cancers and she picked out this gown and this is her ring and her necklace. It just signifies so a lot that I got to do this. It’s like I still have her with me.”
Babcock performed a lyrical dance complete of emotion to the tune “I’m Gonna Adore You By way of It” that spoke of a loved ones member getting diagnosed with cancer.
“I just can’t hold out to come back again and compete following year,” reported Babcock.
Second runner-up was awarded to McKenzie Renee Valente, 18, of South Rockwood.
“I began undertaking this a couple of months back so it was a huge shock for me to get second runner up,” stated Valente.
Valente expressed that this encounter permitted her to get to know new individuals and move outside the house of her comfort and ease zone. It also gave her a system to carry recognition to mental wellness, a topic that is extremely particular for her. Her social influence initiative was Mending Minds/Psychological Overall health Awareness.
“Throughout my center school and high faculty decades I did struggle significantly with psychological health, it was a major element of my life,” stated Valente. “Thankfully I was equipped to get the health-related notice that I deserved.I just required to be equipped to boost it to children and be capable to teach them on the significance of psychological health in their everyday lives.”
She done a jazz dance to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Greatest Friend” that was entire of power.
Elora Elizabeth Russell was topped Skip Monroe County Remarkable Teen 2021 Wednesday evening in the Meyer Theater at Monroe County Group College or university.
The runners-up for Pass up Superb Teenager ended up: Rachel Ann Ingels, 1st MaKayla Lynn Dickinson, second Reese Hindley Johnson, 3rd Laynie Rae Tipton, fourth.
Junior Skip Monroe County 2021 Princess was Olivia Presley Haase, 12, daughter of Scott and Celeste Agius of Carleton. She is a seventh-grader at Airport Group Schools.
The Miss Monroe County 2021 Princesses also had been crowned Wednesday. They are:
Small Overlook Monroe County 2021 Princess: Ahlona Jean Hayter, 5, daughter of Brian and Amy Beason of Monroe. She is a kindergarten at Custer Elementary Faculty.
Minor Skip Monroe County 2021 Princess: Cheyanne Rose Hipkins, 9, daughter of Paul and Kelly Hipkins of Monroe. She is in fourth-quality at Raisinville Elementary University.