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St. Pat’s Celebration Started With Crowning of Royalty

March 13, 2019
By Anesa McGregor , Emmetsburg News

by Anesa McGregor

The 57th Annual Junior Miss and Miss Shamrock Pageants took place on Sunday, March 10, infront a sold out crowd. Master of Ceremonies, Kevin Tlam, kept the event flowing smoothly.

Emmetsburg native Annie Brennan was crowned 2019 Miss Shamrock.

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ST. PAT’S ROYALTY 2019 - The festivities of Annual Miss Shamrock Pageant were Sunday, March 10. The Royal Court got a surprise from Miss Iowa Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw. The Royal Court for 2019 are: Front Row - Little Lassie Emmy Dooley and Little Miss Shamrock Grace Butz. Back Row - Irish Miss Amber Embrock, Miss Iowa Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, and Miss Shamrock Annie Brennan. The coming week will be a busy one for the St. Pat’s royalty as they have many appearances to attend and as always the parade on Saturday.
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Brennan is a 16 year old junior at Emmetsburg Community High School.

another Emmetsburg native was crowned Irish Miss 2019. Amber Embrock a 15 year old was awarded this crown.

Nine year old Emmy Dooley was crowned Little Lassie and the 2019 Little Miss Shamrock was Grace Butz.

Prior to the crowning of St. Pat's Royalty, Miss Congeniality was announced.

Choosen by fellow contestants, Miss Congeniality was found to be the most friendly and helpful contestant.

The 2019 Miss Congeniatlity was Annelie Heine of Emmetsburg. Heine is an exchange student from Germany.

The event began with performances from the five young ladies vying for Little Miss Shamrokk.

The five contestants and their talent included:

1. Grace Butz with a tumbling rountine to the song "Rainbow." Grace is the daughter of Kreg and Melissa Haukap and Joel Butz,

2. Payton Bormann with a vocal solo singing "The Climb." Jason and Val Bormann are the parents of Payton,

3. Jullian Jones performed a dance routine to "Champion." Jullian is the daughter of Mark and Lindsey Jones,

4. Brooklyn Hansen did a jazz dance to "Under the Sea." Brooklyn's parents are Jon and Ashley Hansen, and

5. Kendalynn Van Ginkel sang a solo of the song "Apology." Erin Van Ginkel is the parent of Kendalynn.

Little Miss Shamrock 2018 Aleya Bleuer performed a vocal solo of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" prior to the performances of the contestants. Tyler and Rachel Stockwell and Bill Bleuer are the parents of Aleya.

There were six contestants vying for the title of Little Lassie.

Little Lassie 2018 Audrinna VanHeuvelen performed a solo of "Bleed the Same" before the competition began. Audrinna's parents are Dave and Laura VanHeuvelen.

1. Corinne Cook performed a vocal solo of "Opportunity." Corinne's parents are Kyle and Courtney Cook

2. Kylie Hoffman performed a tumbling routine to "Little Party Never Hurt Nobody." Billie Jo Joyce and Bryron Hoffman are the parents of Kylie.

3. Natalie Bunda sang a solo of "The Church." Natalie's paernts are Tim and Joan Bunda.

4. Addison Hansen performed a jazz dance routine to "Heros." Addison's parents are Jon and Ashley Hansen.

5. Cassandra Grau-West performed a flute solo of "We Roll Along" and "Michael Finningan."Nate and Amanda Lawson and Ryan West are the parents of Cassandra.

6. Emmy Dooley played a piano solo of "Minuet and Trio." Emmy's parents are Dan and Mindy Dooley.

There were also six contestants in the Irish Miss contest.

The 2018 Irish Miss Jenna Joyce performed a jazz dance routine to "Expensive." Jenna is the daughter of Jerry and Angie Joyce.

Contestants of the Irish Miss contest were:

1. Laney Montag performed a lyrical dance to "Hold On." Alan and Charla Montag are parents of Laney.

2. Mattie Dooley performed a vocal solo "Memory." Dan and Mindy dooley are Mattie's parents.

3. Amber Embrock performed a jazz dance to "Written in the Water." Amer's parents are Mike and Susan Embrock.

4. Emma Foxhoven performed a lyrical dance to "Lay Down Your Weapons." Emma is the daughter of Mark and Nichole Evans and Ted Foxhoven.

5. Madison Manwarren perforned a lyrical dance number to "All I Ever Need." Jeff and Annie Mannwarren are the parents of Madison.

6. Jill Moster also performed a lyrical dance number to "Stone Cold." Jill's parents are Amanda Smith and Jason Moser.

The Miss Shamrock contestants were judged on casual wear and how comfortable they were in front of an audience, Formal Wear and comfort, On Stage Questions and their response and finally the talent competition.

1. Arielle Roth sang "I Can't Help Falling In Love." Tim and Michell Roth are Arielle's parents.

2. Victoria (Tori) Hampson sang "9 to 5." Andy and Jody Hampson are the parents of Victoria.

3. Annie Brennan performed a vocal solo of "A Million Dreams." Annie's parents are Rick and Diane Brennan.

4. Annelie Heine performed a jazz dance number to "We Are One." Annelie is the daughter of Christian and Nadine Heine of Germany and Host Parents Corey and Kari Gramowski.

The Miss Shamrock Pageant Directors were Stephanie Mehan and Ashely Green.

Miss Shamrock judges were Latasha Bruhn, Fenton; Alicia Cherland, Algona; and Stach Nachreiner.

And the Master of Ceremonies was Kevin Tlam.



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