Creating Generation Healthy
As most of you know, I held my first title in the MAO pageant system as Miss Perham's Outstanding Teen 2014. In recent years my hometown pageant has struggled with finding contestants to compete from the local area. I wanted nothing more than to see the Perham Pageant succeed and grow in contestant participation, and I know what made me want to compete was the fun I had participating in Princess competitions as a young girl. So with that in mind my mom June and I partnered together to bring back a Princess Program to Perham. (The last Miss Perham's Princess Program, which was called Little Miss Perham was 11 years ago, when my sister Kassidy was awarded Perham's First Princess.)
We were inspired by the growth of the Miss Minnesota State Princess Program Northern Lights, as well as the Waseca County Princess Program that I was fortunate enough to work with for 2 years. I love that they include all of the girls, by crowning each of them as a Princess, and offer a mentorship experience between the titleholders and the Princesses.
This past Friday we had our first Perham Princess Party & Coronation. Miss Perham's Outstanding Teen, Hanna Beck crowned our 12 Princesses, we ate pizza, and cupcakes and did some cute Princess crafts to take home. On Saturday the girls had the option of attending the Miss Minnesota dance workshop, and then they took to the stage first as visiting royalty, and then as escorts for the Miss and Teen contestants during the final look at evening gown. The girls all had the best time, and plan to be back again next year, but even better, plan to compete when they grow up too! They are also learning early about service, as they participated in a fundraising event, to see who could raise the most scholarship dollars to be donated to the Miss Perham Scholarship Program.
I am super excited to see what the future holds for each of these Princesses, and will be there to cheer each of them on when they start competing for Miss Perham