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Field Of Five To Compete For Miss Shamrock

By Staff | Mar 15, 2011

‘Tis St. Patrick’s week in Emmetsburg and a celebration ‘o the green wouldn’t be complete without a Miss Shamrock to reign over the festivities. One of the highlights of this busy week of activities will be Friday’s Miss Shamrock Pageant, which is set for 7 p.m. this Friday, March 18, in the auditorium at Emmetsburg High School.

A group of five young women will be vye for the honor of Miss Shamrock during this year’s program at the auditorium. Doors for the program will open promptly at 6 p.m., with a reception to honor the newly crowned Miss Shamrock and her court immediately following the coronation.

A special guest at the Miss Shamrock Pageant will be Miss Iowa Pauli Mayfield, who will perform during the evening program. Also appearing will be the retiring Miss Shamrock 2010, Blake Schany, who will crown her successor at the conclusion of the evening’s program. Competition in the Miss Shamrock Pageant includes an interview with the panel of judges, introduction in casual wear, talent performance, formal wear and an on-stage question. Lori Riley is the director of the program.

Meghan Berkland is an 18-year old senior at Emmetsburg Community High School. The daughter of Ritchie and Cynthia Berkland of Cylinder, she has a brother Grant and sister-in-law Megan. At Emmetsburg, Meghan is involved in Show Choir, Concert Choir, Small Group Speech and Large Group Speech, as well as Drama, Plays and Art. She is a 4-H member and enjoys spending her time with friends and family, as well as watching movies, painting and riding horses.

Meghan plans to attend Iowa State University and then move to New York and attend the New York Film Academy to study acting.