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RE Pranke
RE Pranke

#1 Little Miss - Age 9 West Saint Paul, MN RE loves to do clogging. She can ride a regular bike with a brace. She likes helping others by making sure everyone is included. Princess Partner: The Pranke Family - In Memory of Ruth Aird

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Betty Rongitsch
Betty Rongitsch

#2 Little Miss - Age 8 South St. Paul, MN Betty is proud that she plays piano. She's been working hard to ride her bike with no training wheels. She enjoys to help her Mom with dishes.

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Greta Lindbo
Greta Lindbo

#3 Little Miss - Age 10 Coon Rapids, MN Greta can do yoga and loves to play Yahtzee. She feels loved when her dad reads to her at night. She helps others by being silly and kind. Princess Partner: Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy

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Alisea Jones
Alisea Jones

#4 Junior Miss - Age 10 Hinckley, MN Alisea has been working hard to read a book on her own. Swimming is her favorite outdoor activity. Something interesting that most people don't know, is that she loves snakes.

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Alice Fleischhacker
Alice Fleischhacker

#5 Junior Miss - Age 12 Roseville, MN Alice enjoys skipping rocks in Grand Marais, MN. She feels thankful for her dad's cooking. "Call Me Maybe" makes her sing and dance. Princess Partners: Medtronic, Family of Alice, Ruth Keenan Ryan

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Jenecie Karelis
Jenecie Karelis

#6 Junior Miss - Age 11 Cambridge, MN Jenecie loves showing others how things work if they don't know. A great day for her would be going swimming, playing at the park and being with her mom. Princess Partner: Family of Jenecie

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Brooke Coplan
Brooke Coplan

#7 Junior Miss - Age 13 Coon Rapids, MN Brooke is proud of her first year baseball trophy. In 5 years, she would like to be a pet vet. Her favorite activity outside is swinging. Princess Partner: The Beckers - Floors by Beckers

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Autumn Schmidt
Autumn Schmidt

#8 Junior Miss - Age 12 Otsego, MN Autumn feels loved when her dog, Bailey, kisses her. She feels thankful when others help her. Outside, she likes riding her adaptive bike and playing basketball. Princess Partners: Stacy Schmidt, Executive Advantage Powered by Emerald Bay Performance-Kevin Leonard, SunnyDays Therapy - Kelly Peters, Travis Schmidt, Rick Krenz

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Zoe Hostad
Zoe Hostad

#9 Junior Miss - Age 12 Ramsey, MN Zoe likes to watch Bon Jovi converts on DVD. She can swim the entire length of the pool by herself. She is proud that she can balance on the balance beam by herself. Princess Partners: Family of Zoe, Simeon Glasgow

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Annamarie Kneller Spence
Annamarie Kneller Spence

#10 Junior Miss - Age 11 Cambridge, MN Annamarie has been working hard to do an underwater somersault. Her favorite outdoor activity is swinging on all kinds of swings. She loves to dance to Disney music. Princess Partners: Friends & Family of Annamarie, C. Garcia Meetings - Charles Garcia, GP and Bean - Julene Rooney, Family & Friends

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Olivia Reich
Olivia Reich

#11 Junior Miss - Age 13 Coon Rapids, MN Olivia feels most brave when she jumps off the highest diving board at the pool. She's a multi-sport athlete, she is a dancer, gymnast, swimmer and baseball player. Princess Partners: Bev and Tony Krall, Josh Gramling

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Lila Tjader
Lila Tjader

#12 Junior Miss - Age 10 Plymouth, MN Lila enjoys helping her classmates spell hard words. She feels loved when her baby brother reaches for her and she holds him. She loves swimming and swinging outside. Princess Partners: Salon With A Twist - Alison Youngs, Aimee Jordan, Frannie & Harvey Tjader

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Neila Rupar
Neila Rupar

#13 Junior Miss - Age 13 Big Lake, MN Neila loves to ride her bike, play street hockey with her brothers and go swimming. She loves to travel and has been to Canada twice with the MN special hockey program. Princess Partners: Discover Little Miracles Child Care - St. Michael - Roxane Kesselhon, Jerry's Auto Detail, Inc., Hurstad Companies Inc. DBA; Firebuggz, Hockey Moms Rule - Heather Piehl

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Gia O'Groske
Gia O'Groske

#14 Junior Miss - Age 10 Coon Rapids, MN Gia can downhill ski and swim without her lifejacket on. She loves hip hop music. She enjoys swimming, swinging, getting a suntan and eating on her deck. Princess Partners: Family of Gia, Edge Contracting, Inc of Elgin - Shelly Jech, CITech Solutions, Inc. - Brenda Johnson, (Maggie O'Groske, Betty Boehmer & Marlys Rowe), Tebco Drywall Inc., Grandma Char & Papa Mel O'Groske, Krakerjak, LLC - Tracy Lauritzen

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15-Mia Berkley
15-Mia Berkley

#15 Teen Miss - Age 12 Brooklyn Park, MN A great day for Mia would be dancing and singing. Her favorite outdoor activity is riding bike and swimming. Mia made the honor roll her first year of 6th grade which is something she is very proud of.

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Cameron Scott
Cameron Scott

#16 Teen Miss - Age 14 Otsego, MN Cameron is thankful for her family. She likes to help others by teaching them things. Something most people don't know is that Cameron can dance. Princess Partner: Perfect Home Now

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Emily Loegering
Emily Loegering

#17 Teen Miss - Age 14 Stillwater, MN A great day to Emily would be spending time with her family, swinging anytime she wanted, laughing with her sister, eating pizza with veggie fries and having a sleepover with her friends. Princess Partner: Mary Lynn & Robert Loegering

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Lacie Evans
Lacie Evans

#18 Teen Miss - Age 15 St. Paul, MN Lacie's favorite outdoor activity is camping because you get to eat peanuts and stay up late. She enjoys helping her family with their foster care ministry. Princess Partner: Lexington Fire Department

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Camdyn Reisner
Camdyn Reisner

#19 Teen Miss - Age 15 Dubuque, IA Camdyn's favorite outdoor activity is playing soccer. An ideal day would be to be with her family and do things like eat and go swimming. Pop music makes her want to sing and dance. Princess Partner: Mandy & Eric Reisner

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Kassy Sjoblom
Kassy Sjoblom

#20 Teen Miss - Age 14 Wyoming, MN Kassy felt brave when she started a new school. She likes helping other kids find where they need to go at school. Something interesting about her is that she has a pet bunny. Princess Partner: Little Friends Daycare - Jeannie Sjoblom

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Allie Polden
Allie Polden

#21 Teen Miss - Age 15 Blaine, MN A great day is when Allie gets to fly on an airplane, stay in a hotel and swim in a pool. In 5 years from now she hopes to be really good at math. She likes to bake, especially cookies. Princess Partners: Peggy & Brady Polden, Prudential Financial Inc., MJ Micek Transport - Kathy & Mike Micek

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Kaili Quevedo
Kaili Quevedo

#22 Teen Miss - Age 14 Waconia, MN In 5 years from now, Kaili hopes to be Minnetonka's first cheerleader in a wheelchair. She feels loved when she gets to snuggle with her family on the sofa watching "World of Dance." Princess Partners: Michelle & Jose Quevedo, Soul Art - Carolyn Nordin, Jason & Janene Nordin, Cheryl Jones

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Alyssa Masker
Alyssa Masker

#23 Teen Miss - Age 13 Red Wing, MN Alyssa enjoys swimming and playing soccer outside. Music that makes her sing and dance is Ozzy Osborne. Something she thought she never could do, but can now is going in the deep end of the pool. Princess Partners: Fusion Dance - Mary Plein, Suzy Sawyer, Melroy & Leah Hokanson, Jump the Boom Consignment

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Kate Mielke
Kate Mielke

#24 Teen Miss - Age 13 Zimmermann, MN Kate feels loved when she gets to have a day with her mom. She says she can do anything she puts her mind to. Something most people don’t know is that she modeled in the past. Princess Partners: VAA - Mark Mielke, Orangetheory Fitness - John Finn

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25-Kayla Paulson
25-Kayla Paulson

#25 Teen Miss - Age 16 Becker, MN Kayla has a fun sense of humor and likes to say weird things to make people laugh. A great day to her would be watching the MN Gophers women's basketball team with her family. Princess Partners: Family of Kayla, TCF Bank

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Madeline Lavalier
Madeline Lavalier

#26 Teen Miss - Age 13 Cottage Grove, MN Maddy is proud that she started modeling and did a commercial for Target. She enjoys swinging at the accessible playground. She loves pop music, especially Ariana Grande. Princess Partners: Rachelle & Jeremy Strasburg, Tom's Pumpkin Farm - Teresa & Tom Rongitsch

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Makayla Merdan
Makayla Merdan

#27 Teen Miss - Age 15 Eden Prairie, MN Makayla loves swimming, she puts on her goggles and swims like a mermaid. She never thought she could tie her shoes, but she can now and even taught her little brother how to tie his too. Princess Partners: Ben & Rose Enea, Dennis & Phyllis Jacobs, Fantastic Sam's - Dean Ahuja, David Merdan, Alicia Jacobs, David & Tatiana Jacobs, Francine Mullin, Tammy Tanoury, Vai Wichterman

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Justice Rickenbach
Justice Rickenbach

#28 Miss - Age 17 Coon Rapids, MN Justice has been working very hard at cantoring while riding horses. She likes to help others by sharing her story so others will know they are not alone no matter what challenges they are facing. Princess Partners: Ricky's Embers - Joe Rickenbach, Duevel Concepts - Tim Duevel, Joseph & Noreen Rickenbach

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Elaina Haglund
Elaina Haglund

#29 Miss - Age 17 Andover, MN Elaina made her first pie this year. She is proud that she has been on the honor roll and has spoken at colleges about Williams Syndrome and Assistive Technology. She has a twin brother. Princess Partner: Tom & Andrea Haglund

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Sierra Hartung
Sierra Hartung

#30 Miss - Age 16 Baxter, MN In 5 years from now, Sierra hopes to to be done with high school and to have a job at her favorite store, Target. She enjoys biking on her 3 wheel bike with her sisters, mom and grandma. Princess Partners: House of Frank, Young Living Essential Oils - Kimberly Hartung

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Cassie Winkelmann
Cassie Winkelmann

#31 Miss - Age 18 Champlin, MN Cassie has been working hard to beat her time in the 50 freestyle in swimming. She likes helping others by showing them how to do something or giving them hugs. Princess Partner: Blaine Festival - John Marinan

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Scarlett Lang
Scarlett Lang

#32 Miss - Age 16 Stacy, MN Scarlett enjoys being with her horse and getting eggs from the chicken coop. In 5 years she she hopes to be on the drama team for vacation bible school skits teaching little kids about God and Jesus. Princess Partners: Lang Legacy, Lang Builders Inc., Lisa Navin, Horizon Roofing, Inc. -Kurt Scepaniak, Sandy Navin, Paul & Beth Harris, Kevin Navin

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Cyan Steinbrecher
Cyan Steinbrecher

#33 Miss - Age 17 Milaca, MN Cyan has been working on taking care of her cows so she can grow her herd. She also keeps reminding her dad that she will be 16 next year and he promised to take her elk hunting when she is 16. Princess Partners: Santiago Lions Club, Chris & Amy Nord

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Ayrissen Meyer
Ayrissen Meyer

#34 Miss - Age 16 Afton, WY Ayrissen loves to go hiking, golfing and being in the mountains at home in Wyoming. She likes to help others by holding her favorite friend's hand when they sit together. Princess Partners: R.W. Stucco - Ronald Wacker, Megan Sonnek, Pat & Danielle Steffen, Patricia Meyer, Dee Roberts

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Grace Merxbauer
Grace Merxbauer

#35 Miss - Age 17 Owatonna, MN Grace likes to go fishing, especially when she catches big fish. She enjoys songs that have directions, like the "Electric Slide" and the "Cha Cha Slide." She loves to be with her family. Princess Partner: Michelle & Eric Merxbauer

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Chelsey Stork
Chelsey Stork

#36 Miss - Age 16 Stanchfield, MN In 5 years Chelsey hopes to have her own house and working at Taco John's. A great day to her is having no school, watching movies while eating chocolate cake and ice cream and playing with her cat. Princess Partner: Brent & Catherine Hendrickson

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Sammy Snyder
Sammy Snyder

#37 Ms. - Age 22 Coon Rapids, MN Sammy's favorite outdoor activity is tubing behind fast boats. She has been working hard at finding a skill set at Bridges so she can find a job when she graduates. Princess Partners: Mortgagesbydave.com-David Jensen, Megan Zambory

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Julia Hendrickson
Julia Hendrickson

#38 Ms. - Age 26 Blaine, MN Julia wants to sing and dance when she hears heavy metal music. Something interesting is that she was featured in a video at church that was seen by over 35,000 people. Princess Partner: Brent & Catherine Hendrickson

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Paige Slininger
Paige Slininger

#39 Ms. - Age 19 Andover, MN Paige only sleeps in when she is camping. In 5 years from now, she hopes to be in college. A great day for her is a summer day, swinging in the hammock listening to music in her back yard. Princess Partner: Midwest Disability - Tom Klint

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Camerynn Peterson
Camerynn Peterson

#40 Ms. - Age 20 Waite Park, MN Camerynn has been working hard to learn how to care for reptiles. She is proud that she graduated in May, is volunteering at an animal shelter and working at Burger King one day a week. Princess Partners: Steve's Heating & Air - Steve & Sherry Peterson, LJ Trucking - Loren & Ashley Johnson

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Josie Marshall
Josie Marshall

#41 Ms. - Age 19 Andover, MN In 5 years, Josie hopes to be working at Top Golf with her brother. She is proud that she is a classroom helper with staff and peers. She feels brave when she walks into high school all by herself. Princess Partner: Midwest Disability - Tom Klint

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Samantha Murphy
Samantha Murphy

#42 Ms. - Age 21 Becker, MN Samantha loves to make cupcakes and can do it all by herself. A great day for her is when she gets to do breakfast for the pre-school kids because it makes her feel helpful and the kids like it. Princess Partner: Joe & Suzanne Murphy

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Ally Frischmon
Ally Frischmon

#43 Ms. - Age 22 Ham Lake, MN Ally was brave when she got on a jet ski this past summer. She enjoys swimming, camping and playing bean bags. She likes to play with her new puppy, named Lucy. Princess Partner: Shield Pattern Works- Glen & Jeanne Frischmon

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Maren Roberge
Maren Roberge

#44 Ms. - Age 24 Fridley, MN A great day for Maren is talking to new people and smiling. She has been working hard to ride her 2 wheel bike on her own. She enjoys walking around the neighborhood and talking to her neighbors. Princess Partners: CFS Interiors & Flooring - Michael Marden, Fridley Lions Club

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Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis

#45 Ms. - Age 26 Ham Lake, MN Sarah likes to dance and sing to "Cupid Shuffle," "Macarena" and to rock and roll music. A great day is having all of her family over for the holidays, playing games, eating food and laughing. Princess Partners: Family & Friends of Sarah

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46-Iris Enriquez
46-Iris Enriquez

#46 Ms. - Age 22 Burnsville, MN Iris got her diploma from graduating high school as well as college, this is something she is very proud of. She enjoys going on walks outside around the neighborhood. Iris is now able to help make her own coffee and help cook supper.

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Jade Kilburg
Jade Kilburg

#47 Ms. - Age 24 LaMotte, IA Jade's ideal day is riding on the pontoon with her mom, dad and brother. She feels brave when she goes on rollercoaster rides. Outdoor activities like dancing and walking are her favorite. Princess Partners: Family & Friends of Jade

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Megan Krantz
Megan Krantz

#48 Ms. - Age 21 Andover, MN Megan feels brave when she challenges herself. She enjoys walking and running her service dog, Savi. Something unique about her is that she was interviewed for TV for the Career Closet she worked for. Princess Partners: Holistic Family Health Center - Catherine Krantz, Health & Healing Family Chiropractic, Arlen Krantz Ford - Tony Clark, Karen Krantz, The Cross Home Team - Kyle & Jonna Cross, Jennifer M. Buechele

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Ally McMullan
Ally McMullan

#49 Ms. - Age 26 Lino Lakes, MN Ally loves watching scary ghost movies. She is working hard to take on additional responsibilities to work towards fostering kittens. Outside, Ally is a hard-core bocce ball player. Princess Partner: Special Works DJ - Brett Wong

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Colleen Duffy
Colleen Duffy

#50 Ms. - Age 19 Columbia Heights, MN Colleen likes to help others by doing chores, praying for them or giving hugs. She never thought she could go to the store independently, but now she can. Her dog makes her feel thankful. Princess Partner: Duffy Family

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