Congratulations to Shelby Gardiner (Miss Wayne County 2011)!
She's the new Miss Oakland County!!
The Oakland University student will spend the year representing Oakland County with fellow St. Clair Shores resident Vanessa Chambe, Miss Oakland County's Outstanding Teen.
By Joni Hubred-Golden
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| July 14, 2012
Shelby Gardiner, 20, of St. Clair Shores is crowned the 2012 Miss Oakland County
during a pageant held Saturday at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.
Credit Joni Hubred-Golden
St. Clair Shores had a very good night at Saturday's Miss Oakland County pageant, held at theCostick Center
in Farmington Hills.
Just hours after 14-year-old Lake Shore High freshman Vanessa Chambe won the Miss Oakland County Outstanding Teen pageant, 20-year-old Shelby Gardiner was crowned Miss Oakland County. Along with Gardiner, 13 other contestants vied for the title:
- Brenna Christine O'Malley, 23, Sterling Heights - 3rd runner-up
- Victoria Lines, 17, Troy
- Elana Bandalene, 19, Sylvan Lake
- MacKenzie Lauren Strom, 18, Commerce - 1st runner-up
- Crissie Zuchora, 22, Hazel Park
- Camille Bridges, 19, Southfield
- Meaghan Priebe, 22, Plymouth
- Kayla Pingel, 19, Farmington
- Mollie Catherine Smith, 19, Milford - 2nd runner-up
- Demi Lashbrook, 20, Marysville
- Melissa Keith, 21, Wolverine Lake
- Danica Katnik, 20, Howell
- Rebecca Fisher, 22, Shelby Twp. - 4th runner-up
A junior elementary education major at Oakland University, Gardiner said she got involved in pageants four years ago, starting with Miss Teen St. Clair Shores.
"It was a way for me to dance and win scholarship money," Gardiner said. She has stayed with the Miss America program because of "the girls, the people you meet, the friends you know" and the chance to promote her platform, which is "Date Rape Prevention: Be Smart".
"My sister was a victim of date rape, and I was sexually abused," Gardiner said. "This is a way for me to speak out." She said she has already begun holding date rape prevention workshops at Oakland University.
Gardiner wins more than $1,000 in scholarship money, professional coaching with Rubicon Management, a portfolio photography session with Robert Bowden Photography and other gifts.Source: Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch
Miss Wayne County, Shelby Gardiner, zips up her Mac Duggal gown, provided by B-Ella Bridal in Northville, for the Auto Show Charity Preview.
It's Detroit's own mini-version of the Golden Globes, complete with dignitaries, foreign and local press, along with lots of tuxedos, gowns, and sparkle. With the industry enjoying record sales and recovery, the Detroit Auto Dealer's Association has decided to take the glamour of this year's event up a notch by adding the area's own version of royalty.
Shelby Gardiner, Miss Wayne County, will be on hand to do exactly that Friday evening at the North American International Auto Show 2012 Charity Preview at Cobo Hall in Detroit. “I am so excited to attend the charity preview,” said Gardiner. “As a member of the Detroit Tiger's DTE Energy Squad, I have learned that the most enjoyable part of life is community service. The charity preview embraces that philosophy by supporting so many area non-profits.”
The quest for the perfect gown led to B-Ella Bridal of Northville which is donating Shelby's black tie show-stopper.
“B-Ella Bridal let me try on whatever dresses caught my eye,” said Gardiner. “We decided on a strapless black satin MacDuggal gown with a lace bodice and pink underlay. It's very ‘red carpet' with beading along the entire hemline and a contrasting pink lining. I love it!”
Gardiner, a sophomore at Oakland University majoring in elementary education, looking forward to seeing the auto show.
“I've never attended the auto show, I know that sounds strange considering I was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area, but I just never had the chance,” said Gardiner. “I'm looking forward to actually being there and taking it all in for the first time.”
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund was established in 1998 at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. It supports programs and activities that assist children and youth in the seven-counties of southeast Michigan.
Gardiner will represent Wayne County at the Miss Michigan pageant this June in Muskegon. The Miss Wayne County Scholarship Program is a not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization.
For more information about the Miss Wayne County and Miss America Organizations, visit www.misswaynecounty.org
Competing for the crown currently held by the 2010 Miss Wayne County, Sarah Suydam (seated) are Jenae George of Harper Woods (back row, from left), Olivia Trocchio of St. Clair Shores, Da'Stanza Murphy of Taylor, Jasmine Jones of Detroit, Ashley Welch of Livonia, Erin Hall of Dearborn, Paula Langley of Novi (front row from left), Sarah Bermudez-White of Dearborn Heights, Jessica Jackson of Detroit, Nicole Marie Johnson of Detroit, Shelby Gardiner of St. Clair Shores and Sydney Learman of Linwood (not pictured).
Twelve contestants will vie for the title of Miss Wayne County 2011 at 20th anniversary scholarship program Saturday, Sept. 10.
The program will start at 5 p.m. and will be held at Livonia CHurchill High School on Newburgh Road just north of Joy Road, Livonia.
The Miss Wayne County Organization Executive Director Sheila Sigro's impressed with the caliber of this year's contestants.
“We are very pleased with the number of intelligent, ambitious and talented young women who have entered the competition,” Sigro said. “With the number of outstanding contestants, it will be a challenging task for the judges to choose the next Miss Wayne County.”
Competing in the scholarship program are Jenae George of Harper Woods, Olivia Trocchio of St. Clair Shores, Da'Stanza Murphy of Taylor, Jasmine Jones of Detroit, Ashley Welch of Livonia, Erin Hall of Dearborn, Paula Langley of Novi, Sarah Bermudez-White of Dearborn Heights, Jessica Jackson of Detroit, Nicole Marie Johnson of Detroit, Shelby Gardiner of St. Clair Shores and Sydney Learman of Linwood.
Contestants will compete in five phases of competition at the competition, including private interview, on-stage question, physical fitness in swimsuit, talent and evening gown. During the competition, each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and society at large.
Congratulations to Ashlee Baracy, Miss Wayne County 2007 & Miss Michigan 2008, as she joins Channel 4 WDIV Detroit's morning news team as their Traffic Reporter!
Her on-air debut will be this Monday, December 27, 2010. You can watch her weekdays every ten minutes (Traffic on the 4s) from 5-7 AM. She will also do cut-ins during the Today Show between 7-9 AM.
While, Miss Wayne County, Ashlee competed in Channel 4's Traffic Reporter Contest. She placed in the top four and made an impression on them. When they needed a new traffic reporter, they thought of Ashlee for the position.
Congratulations again, Ashlee! We can't wait to watch you on TV!
RoNeisha Mullen / The Detroit News
Here she is ... Miss Wayne County 2010.
Sarah Suydam walked away with the crown Saturday at the Miss Wayne County Scholarship Program.
The 20-year-old St. Clair Shores resident, who is studying broadcast journalism at Wayne State University, outlasted 11 other contestants to win the title, a $745 scholarship and an opportunity to compete for the Miss Michigan title in June in Muskegon. Contestants do not have to live in Wayne County to be eligible to compete.
During her reign as Miss Wayne County, Suydam will travel the state advocating for animal cruelty prevention. She hopes to become a news reporter or radio show host. email@example.com (313) 222-2309The Detroit News
Jocelynn Brown / The Detroit News
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2010 Miss Wayne County Scholarship Pageant, an official Miss America preliminary.
Any woman age 17-24 who lives, works or attends school full time is eligible to apply. Contestants will compete in the following categories: interview, lifestyle, swimsuit, evening gown, talent and onstage question.
The winner will receive a cash scholarship and will represent Wayne County at the 2011 Miss Michigan Pageant to be held in Muskegon.
The application deadline is Aug. 15. To request an application, visit www.misswaynecounty.org
. For more information, call (734) 367-0560 or e-mail SheilaMae116@aol.com
The pageant is set for Sept. 11 at Churchill High School, 8900 Newburgh Road, Livonia. From The Detroit News
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A 21-year-old Cassopolis woman has been chosen as the new Miss Wayne County.
Moments after being selected, Anjelica Francisco, shared her excitement about winning the Miss Wayne County title. “I am already looking forward to my duties this year - traveling, meeting new people, and getting the word out about my platform, which is SAVE: Students Against Violence Everywhere,” said Francisco.
As Miss Wayne County, Francisco receives a $630 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Michigan title in Muskeg on June 19, 2010. Currently a student at Eastern Michigan University and an intern at the 34th Judicial District Court in Wayne County, Francisco is majoring in psychology and hopes to pursue a private practice in psychology.
Paula Langley (left), Lauren Allen, Rachel Manna, Elyse Losen, Miss Michigan 2009 – Nicole Blaszczyk, Danielle Williams, Anjel Francisco, Jessica Wells and Teresha Hendricks are among the contestants for the Miss Wayne County scholarship pageant, which takes place at 4:30 on Sept. 12 at Churchill High School in Livonia. The competition allows young women the chance to earn money for college based on their intelligence, poise and talents. For more information, visit www.misswaynecounty.org
Congratulations to Audrie Jeffords and her husband, Bill, on the arrival of their first child, William Thomas Jeffords V! He was born on July 13, 2009 at 10:15 AM, weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Congratulations, Audrie and Bill, on the birth of your beautiful little boy!