The results are as follows:
Miss Green Bay Area 2019: Kaylee Vermeern
Hometown – Appleton
School – UW-Green Bay
Talent – Lyrical Dance “Silence”
Platform – Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation
$1,000 Cash Scholarship plus other in-kind scholarships and awards, total value over $4,000
Miss Congeniality – Shania Gorton & Sarah Jensen
Miss Green Bay Area’s Outstanding Teen 2019: Elizabeth Black
Hometown – Freedom
Talent – Piano “Swingin’ the Blues” by Melody Bober
Platform – Girls on the Run
Candidates were: Kylie Thompson, Shania Gorton, Kaylee Vermeern, and Sarah Jensen
Teen Contestants were: Eve Vanden Heuvel, Elizabeth Black, & Brooklyn Heyn
As Miss Green Bay Area, Kaylee Vermeern receives a prize package valued at over $4,000 including a $1,000 cash scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Wisconsin title in Oshkosh, WI on June 15, 2019. She is a student at UW-Green Bay.
As MGBAOTeen, Elizabeth Black receives a prize package valued at over $1500 including the paid trip to and the opportunity to compete for Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2019 in Oshkosh, WI on June 15, 2019.
During their years as MGBAOTeen & Miss Green Bay Area, Kaylee & Elizabeth will travel throughout Northeast Wisconsin advocating their platform issues: Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation & Girls on the Run, respectively. They will talk to various government representatives, business leaders, community groups and citizens-at-large, urging them to become involved.
A number of other contestants received awards during the final competition, including:
Top Fundraising – Teen $150 Scholarship: Elizabeth Black
Top Fundraising – Miss $150 Scholarship: Shania Gorton
Miss Congeniality $50 Scholarship: Shania Gorton & Sarah Jensen
People’s Choice Winner – Teen $250 Scholarship: Elizabeth Black
People’s Choice Winner – Miss $250 Scholarship: Kaylee Vermeern
Established in 1929 and celebrating 90 years since the first titleholder, the Miss Green Bay Area Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Candidates also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Green Bay Area Scholarship Organization has made available thousands in scholarships and in-kind funds to HUNDREDS of young women throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Winners of the annual Miss Green Bay Area Competition are eligible to compete in the Miss Wisconsin Competition & Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Competition, held every year in Oshkosh, WI in June. The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised millions for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
Candidates ages 13-25 that meet criteria are eligible by full time residency, school attendance, or employment in Brown County or any county directly adjacent, including: Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, and Shawano.
More information about the pageant can be found at www.missgreenbayarea.com Media coverage and interview requests can be forwarded to Jenny Thomas, Miss Green Bay Area 2009 and committee member, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (920) 860-1575.