Congrats to Annika Emerson Miss Hermantown and to Josie Wallgren named Ambassador for 2018.

The night was hosted by the pageant creator Rhonda Tomlin. It was another hard year to judge who should take home the crown, but with Madison Reynolds Miss Northern Lakes and Patricia Stolee HR for North Shore Bank of Commerce, I helped judge from a mission statement to talent, and a question-answer session with the judges.

All the girls did a great job and showed off talents like singing, speech, a hockey exhibition, and a reading of poetry written by the contestant.

Alice Meichsner, Madilyn Myhrman, and Luba Regstad rounded out the 16th Annual Miss Hermantown Pageant contestants. The Pageant was held in the new Hermantown High School Auditorium with the Winner getting $1000 in scholarships.

The girls all made an early appearance on the radio and talked about themselves and their dreams, and answered some questions meant to be fun.

The Miss Hermantown Pageant is part of the weekend Hermantown Summer Fest Celebration.

Chris Allen