Pioneer pride will continue to reign over the next year after Sevastopol seniors Kylie Duessler and Emily Bley were crowned at last weekend’s Miss Door County pageant. Duessler was crowned Miss Door County, and Bley was named Miss Door County Teen in the competition despite just a couple of months' age difference between the two. This was Bley’s third time competing for the title, picking up more confidence each time. She is happy that the third time was the charm for her.
Bley acted as a sounding board for Duessler, who was also approached by Sevastopol alum and former Miss Door County Lindsay Schuh about competing for the role. After watching Bley on stage last year, Duessler knew it was something she wanted to try.
Duessler and Bley understand what comes with being Miss Door County and Miss Door County Teen. They embrace their opportunity to be mentors and role models for other young girls in the county because they already do it at home.
Duessler and Bley will now travel the county over the next year to represent the program and promote their community service initiatives. Duessler will reflect on her recent bout with performance anxiety with her initiative, while Bley will address her experience with body image concerns in their travels around the area. You can listen to our entire interview with Duessler and Bley online with this story.