Miss Monroe Outstanding Teen, Miss Monroe County Princess event Wednesday

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Nine young women are competing in the 16th Annual Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen Program, taking place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater at Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd.

General admission tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door.

Contestants are ages 13-17. The winner will be crowned by Elora Elizabeth Russell, Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen 2021.

Also taking place Wednesday is the seventh annual Miss Monroe County Princess Program.

Twenty-four girls, ages 4 to 12, are competing in the princess competition.

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Princess program participants

The new 2022 Tiny, Little and Junior Miss Monroe County Princesses will be selected as names are drawn out of a hat during the Outstanding Teen program.

Tiny Miss Monroe County Princess contestants (ages 4-6) are: Elliette Kay-Lynn Sue Blanchett, Caliana-Rose Crockett, Vivienne Anne DeSana, Adalynn Jean Henry, Hayden Eileen Henry, Penelope Leigh Hill, Teagan Skylar Hotaling, Elliana Kay Pierce and Mia Kathryn Sancrainte.

Competing for Little Miss Monroe County Princess (ages 7-9) are: Sophia Lou Adams, Ariona Renee Beason, Presley Renee Carr, Coralee Ann Goda, Peyton Elizabeth Mae Green, Peightynn Alivia Nicole Howard, Anna Elizabeth Ord, Genevieve Elizabeth Perkins and Sayler Olivia Stasko.

Vying for the title Junior Miss Monroe County Princess (ages 10-12) are: Jocelyn Avalee Adams, AnnaGrace Marie Brendel, Giavanna Brooklyn Shai DeSilvis, Vanessa Chyanne Griffin, Laylah Jean Mercedes Howard and Serenity Allura Perkins.

Current Miss Monroe County Princesses 2021 are: Ahlona Jean Beason, Tiny Miss Monroe County Princess 2021; Cheyanne Rose Hipkins, Little Miss Monroe County Princess 2021, and Olivia Presley Haase, Junior Miss Monroe County Princess 2021.

Miss Monroe County Outstanding Teen candidates

Makayla Lynn Dickinson
Makayla Lynn Dickinson

MaKayla Lynn Dickinson

Hometown: Ottawa Lake

Age: 16

Education: Whiteford High School

Social impact initiative: Bigger Than Bullying: Reclaim Your Confidence

Scholastic/career ambition: Doctorate degree and become a pediatric brain surgeon

Talent: Theatrical jazz dance to “Life of the Party”

Parents: Zane and Brandy Crawford

Rileigh Briann Grady
Rileigh Briann Grady

Rileigh Briann Grady

Hometown: Petersburg

Age: 14

Education: Summerfield High School

Social impact initiative: Fitting In But Sticking Out

Scholastic/career ambition: Veterinary technician or dental hygienist

Talent: Contemporary dance to “Stone Cold”

Parents: Jared Grady and Kristine Zeipekis

Rachel Ann Ingels
Rachel Ann Ingels

Rachel Ann Ingels

Hometown: Temperance

Age: 15

Education: Bedford Senior High School

Social impact initiative: STEM : The Foundation for Young Girls to Blossom as Tomorrow’s Leaders

Scholastic/career ambition: PhD in biotechnology engineering/biochemical engineer

Talent: Tap dance to “Betty Boop”

Parents: Steven and Michele Ingels

Reese Hindley Johnson
Reese Hindley Johnson

Reese Hindley Johnson

Hometown: Monroe

Age: 16

Education: Monroe County Middle College

Social impact initiative: PRISM: Youth Supporting Youth

Scholastic/career ambition: Bachelor’s degree in sound engineering with a minor in gender studies

Talent: Musical theater vocal performance to “Times Are Hard For Dreamers”

Parents: Patrick and Emily Johnson

JuliAnna Kaye Laird
JuliAnna Kaye Laird

JuliAnna Kaye Laird

Hometown: Monroe

Age: 17

Education: Monroe County Middle College

Social impact initiative: Porching Pets – Community Action and Advocating for our Local Shelter

Scholastic/career ambition: Bachelor’s degree in nursing

Talent: Baton twirling to “Astronomia”

Parents: Kenneth and AnnMarie Laird

Kynzie Nicole Riegel
Kynzie Nicole Riegel

Kynzie Nicole Riegel

Hometown: Monroe

Age: 16

Education: Ida High School

Social impact initiative: Revive

Scholastic/career ambition: Attend North Point Bible College to minor in psychology and a bachelors of arts in the ministry

Talent: Self-choreographed pointe solo to “Experience”

Parents: Jason and Erika Riegel

Sawyer Elizabeth Seitz
Sawyer Elizabeth Seitz

Sawyer Elizabeth Seitz

Hometown: Petersburg

Age: 14

Education: Dundee High School

Social impact initiative: The Pop Tab Project

Scholastic/career ambition: Bachelor’s degree and law degree and become a copyright/intellectual property attorney

Talent: Pop vocal to “Never Enough”

Parents: Jeff and Melissa Seitz

Dakota A. Stokes
Dakota A. Stokes

Dakota A. Stokes

Hometown: Luna Pier

Age: 16

Education: Monroe High School

Social impact initiative: Mental Health Awareness

Scholastic/career ambition: Become a singer and actress

Talent: Pop vocal to “Someone’s Watching Over Me”

Parents: Crystal Stokes and Joshua Stokes

Hayden Marie Wright
Hayden Marie Wright

Hayden Marie Wright

Hometown: Monroe

Age: 14

Education: Monroe County Middle College

Social impact initiative: Hayden’s Helping Heart

Scholastic/career ambition: Nurse Practitioner

Talent: Tahitian dance to “Bora Bora Drum Beats”

Parents: Jeremy and Jamie Wright

This article originally appeared on The Monroe News: Miss Monroe Outstanding Teen, Princess candidates announced