Samantha Cole won the crown, but the Miss Door County program also gave out more than $11,000 in scholarships to the 11 young women who competed in the Miss Door County pageant and the Miss Door County Outstanding Teen competition in February.
The Miss Door County Scholarship Committee says $11,300 in scholarship money was awarded. Here's the breakdown:
Miss Door County - $4,000 - Samantha Cole
1st Runner-up - $2,000 - Hannah Cole
2nd Runner-up - $1,000 - Brittany Hallet
Non-finalist - $500 each - Cecelia Abshire, Rachel Andres, Brandi Hernandez, Samantha Paider
Miss Congeniality - $300 (sponsored by Roen Salvage) Cecelia Abshire; Poise and Presence in Evening Wear - $300 (MasterCare Enterprises) Samantha Cole; Non-finalist Talent - $100 (ERA Starr Realty) Brandi Hernandez; Non-finalist interview - $100 (ERA Starr Realty) Cecelia Abshire.
Miss Door County's Outstanding Teen - $750 - Abbigayle Grosbeier
Non-finalists - $250 each - Sophia Pollman, Anna Snell, Tessa Krueger
Miss Door County Samantha Cole will promote her platform, "Prevent Suicide Door County," by making appearances throughout the area. Cole, currently a senior at UW-Stevens Point, will represent Door County at the Miss Wisconsin Pageant in June.
If you or your business would like to schedule Miss Door County or Miss Door County's Outstanding Teen to make an appearance -- or if you'd like more information about the Miss Door County Scholarship Program -- contact Shirley Ehlers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-493-8658.
Photo by Fran Klotz