Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program candidates.

September 14, 2021

Maddie Shamel, Miss Ludington Area

Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program candidates.

LUDINGTON — Six contestants will compete for the title of Miss Ludington Area during the Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program competition on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.

Candidates will be judged by five local judges and will compete in fiveareas of competition: private interview, onstage interview and social impact initiative pitch (formerly known as platform), talent and red carpet evening wear. The six candidates will be vying for the title of Miss Ludington Area 2022, also while competing to win academic scholarships totaling almost $3,000. The winner will represent Mason, Manistee and Oceana counties at the Miss Michigan Pageant in June of 2022. 

Out-going Miss Ludington Area Madelyn Shamel will be honored during the competition. 

“The Miss America Organization has a long standing tradition of being the largest scholarship provider to young women in the world. The Miss America 2.0 format exemplifies empowering young women to be the very best they can be through leadership, talent, communication skills and intelligence.” said Shelby Soberalski, executive director. “This extends to no more swimsuit competition and more opportunities for voices to be heard. Each young woman chooses a Social Impact Initiative that they care about to highlight to a broader audience and I couldn’t be more excited to see the organization move into this direction.”

The Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program is an official preliminary to Miss Michigan and Miss America. 

Candidates:

  • Ariana Smith
    • Social Impact Initiative: Connecting our Community to Important Resources
    • Talent: Flag Performance
  • Alana Calhoun
    • Social Impact Initiative: Cultivating a Knowledgable & Food Secure Community
    • Talent: Cooking a healthy meal on a budget
  • Jordan Goodman
    • Social Impact Initiative: Autism Awwareness – Autism in the Classroom
    • Talent: Fitness Routine
  • Natalee Urbon
    • Social Impact Initiative: Lovewell
    • Talent: Jazz Contemporary Dance
  • Mallory Wietrzykowski
    • Social Impact Initiative: Incorporating Ethics into Healthcare
    • Talent: Alto Saxophone
  • Allison Kaatz
    • Social Impact Initiative: Gaining Confidence Through Movement
    • Talent: Dance

Tickets are available on Eventbrite or can be found on our Facebook Page – Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program

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