FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2018
Midland Student crowned first Miss Swedish Days, qualifies for Miss Nebraska Competition
Courtney Pelland, a 19-year old student at Midland University, has been crowned Miss Swedish Days and will represent the Holdrege area at the 2019 Miss Nebraska competition. Pelland won the competition Saturday night at North Park Assembly in Holdrege, along with $250 in cash scholarships. She was crowned by Miss Nebraska 2018 Jessica Shultis, in one of her first public appearances since winning the state title.
This will be Pelland’s third time competing at Miss Nebraska; just one week ago, she finished in the Top 8 at the state competition, winning $1250 in cash scholarships. Throughout her years of service, Pelland has volunteered across the state of Nebraska, advocating for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and her personal platform of service, the importance of blood donation. Pelland also received a 2nd place award at Saturday’s competition for community service.
This was the first year for the Miss Phelps County competition. Four young women competed for several hundred dollars in cash scholarships. Alexandria Warneke, an 18-year old graduate of York High School, was named 1st Runner Up and won the Community Service Award. She was awarded $150 in cash scholarships.
The next qualifying competition within the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Program is the Miss Nebraska State Fair/Miss Heartland competition in Grand Island on Saturday, June 30. The program is currently acceptant contestant applications; email Field Director Chris Tooley at email@example.com for more information, or visit www.missnebraska.org. At the 2018 Miss Nebraska Competition, contestants were awarded an estimated $70,000 in cash scholarships, prizes and services, and offered more than $1.4 million in in-kind college scholarships.
The 2019 Miss Nebraska Competition will take place June 2-8, 2019 in North Platte, Nebraska. For more information, photos and interview requests, please visit www.missnebraska.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.