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Miss Green Bay Area 2019 & Miss Green Bay Area’s Outstanding Teen 2019 have been crowned! 

kaylee and elizabethThe 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

 

MGBA 2019.jpgAs 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 allmedia@missgreenbayarea.com or by phone (920) 860-1575.

 

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Simple Hack to Make Sure Your Kids Pick Up Their Toys

One mom came up with the perfect solution for kids who refuse to clean up after themselves. A recent Instagram post shows a plastic bin labeled “Toy Jail,” which holds toys hostage until children complete their chores. The message on the clear plastic bin says: “Toy Jail. You left it out and I picked it up, I’ve got your stuff, you’re out of luck. To get it back, please do a chore, then it’s yours, just like before.”


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With all that clutter from the holidays, you’re probably tired of picking up the toys around the house by now. – What a great time to teach the kids how to pitch in and do chores around the house. They won’t want to of course but if you create a toy jail, you’ll come out on top! – What are your favorite sneaky ways to get the kids to pitch in? – #mom #mother #mommy #motherhood #momlife #candidmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #specialeducation #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #momofboys #momofgirls #singlemom #momoftwo #momofthree #momoffour #supermom #autism #dyslexia #dyscalculia #workingmom #parenting #parents #parenthood #momproblems #parentproblems

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Love Cleaning?

https://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=36498923

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, you may be living under a pile of clutter.

The home organization guru sparked a phenomenon with her KonMari method of tidying and her bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  Now, she’s the star of Netlfix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, which features her traveling across the U.S. to teach American families how to clean up.

The first thing Kondo says to ask yourself when deciding whether or not to keep things is, “Does the item spark joy?”

If the answer is no, then it should be donated or given to a friend, according to Kondo.

Being able to determine which items spark joy is a skill that must be developed, Kondo told ABC News’ Good Morning America.

For example, most people’s closets include clothing in a variety of different sizes. When it comes to those items, Kondo has one question to ask: “Does it make you want to go exercise so you can fit into it? Or does it make you dread that you have to exercise because you want to fit into it?”

Kondo suggests tackling clutter by category, not location, and following her six rules, which are, in order:

1. Commit yourself to tidying up.
2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
3. Finish discarding first.
4. Tidy by category, not by location.
5. Follow the right order (clothes, books, paper, miscellaneous items, sentimental items).
6. Ask yourself, “Does it spark joy?”

Viewers have also been quick to take to social media to show off their tidying, including Kondo’s most famous organizing trick, the KonMari folding method: folding clothes in halves or thirds so you end up with a rectangle that stands upright in drawers or on shelves.

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Miss Green Bay Area Competition Information and Candidates Announced!

The annual Miss Green Bay Area and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Competition (presented by R.E. Management, Inc.) will add two new titleholders to Titletown on Saturday, January 19, at Bay Port High School, Suamico. The show features seven competitors.

This year the following will vie for the Miss Green Bay Area title (Name, Hometown, Talent, Platform): Kylie Thompson of Beloit, St. Norbert College, Musical Theatre Vocal “They Just Keep Movin’ the Line” from SMASH, #EndTheStigma – Putting an End to Eating Disorder Stereotypes; Shania Gorton of Green Bay, UW-Platteville, Latin Fusion Dance – “Don’t Stop Believin”, Be the Bridge: Creatively Overcoming the Nightmare of Human Trafficking; Sarah Jensen of Random Lake, St. Norbert College, Classical Vocal “La Zingara”, Meaningful Connections Through Service; Kaylee Vermeern of Appleton, UW-Green Bay, Lyrical Dance “Silence”, Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation.

Those vying for the title of Miss Green Bay Area’s Outstanding Teen title (Name, Hometown, Talent, Platform): Eve Vanden Heuvel of Freedom, Piano “Swingin’ the Blues” by Melody Bober, Thank You From the Heart – Thanking our Veterans;
Elizabeth Black of Little Chute, Vocal “Taylor the Latte Boy”, Girls on the Run;
Brooklyn Heyn of Appleton, Violin Solo excerpt of “Czardas” by Vittorio Monti, Autism Awareness.

The show will also feature a Princess Program, which is a mentorship program for girls ages 5-12.

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. Miss Green Bay Area 2018 and Miss Green Bay Area’s Outstanding Teen 2018 are sisters, Katrina & Anika Mazier of Appleton, who will be featured in the production. Katrina was named a Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Winner at The Miss Wisconsin Competition held this past June. Anika placed Third Runner Up to Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2018.

The show is open to the public on Saturday, January 19, at 4 p.m. at Bay Port High School. Purchase tickets and vote for the People’s Choice winner in advance on the MGBA website: http://www.missgreenbayarea.com Tickets and People’s Choice voting will also be available at the door.

Scholarship and prizes will be awarded to participants. The new titleholders will advance to the Miss Wisconsin and Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Competitions this June in Oshkosh.