SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Two Strasburg residents were named as royalty in the second annual Miss Strasburg pageant and first annual Junior Miss Strasburg pageant. The event was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg and in conjunction with the village’s Hog Roast and Gnome Fest.
Reigning queen Haley Mettendorf, the 17-year-old daughter of Kim and Dan Mettendorf of Stewardson, crowned Baylee Quast as Miss Strasburg. Quast, 16, is the daughter of Jodie and Doug Quast. Olivia Telgmann, 13, Strasburg, daughter of Kim and Don Telgmann, was crowned Junior Miss Strasburg.
First runner up to Quast was Ciara Jewell, 15, of Strasburg, the daughter of Kim and Tom Jewell. In the Junior Miss, first runner up was Marcail Clark, 14, Strasburg, daughter of Pam and Jack Clark and second runner up was Amber Caudill, 14, Stewardson, daughter of Jessica and Gary Caudill.
Miss Strasburg contestants sold raffle tickets and were also judged in categories of speech/introduction, interview, modeling and pop question. Junior Miss Strasburg contestants collected donations, gave an interview and did a pop question. Other participants were:
Miss Strasburg Contestants
Nikki Nichols, 16, Mode, daughter of Madonna and Mike Nichols
Stephanie Zahn, 17, Strasburg, daughter of Rachel and Ricky Booker
Junior Miss Strasburg Contestants
Nikita Burry, 13, Strasburg, daughter of Amy and LaRue Burry
Jansyn Howe, 12, Mode, daughter of Jessica and Jason Howe
Robin Rincker, 12, Strasburg, daughter of Nicole and Chris Rincker
Hannah Schumacher, 13, Strasburg, daughter of Gary and Julia Schumacher
Whitney Smith, 12, Stewardson, daughter of Krista and Ruel Smith
All proceeds of the events go towards improvements on the exterior of the village’s Community Building. For more information about Strasburg, visit www.strasburgil.com.