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Sand Lake crowns new queen

A new Miss Sand Lake 2010 was crowned Friday night, June 25, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake.

Serenity Bashore

Serenity Bashore, 18, was selected to represent Sand Lake in this year’s Fourth of July festival, and throughout the year. She is a recent graduate of Tri County High School, and the daughter of Randy and Cindy Bashore. She plans to attend Ferris State University to study Nursing and Spanish in hopes of one day becoming a Bilingual Neonatal Nurse at DeVos Children’s Hospital.

According to pageant director Sherry Wheeler, contestants were interviewed and asked to deliver a speech using the theme “Sand Lake:  Growing up in a Small Town.” They were asked to explain the values and ideals that growing up in a small town (Sand Lake) has instilled in them and how they would be beneficial to them in their future endeavors.

Bashore’s court members include:

Erica Traxler, 18, a 2009 graduate of Sparta High School who has lived in the Sand Lake area for about 5 years. She is the daughter of Brenda McCuaig. Erica is currently attending Ferris State University where she is studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Health Care Systems Administration;

Kimberly Hayden, age 18, a recent graduate of Tri County High School and the daughter of Eric and Jeri Hayden.  Kimberly plans to complete her studies of Early Childhood Education at Muskegon Community College in the fall, and continue on to Alma College to pursue a degree in Special Education;

Meghan Warren 16, a senior at Tri County High School. She is the daughter of Jim and Becky Guthrie. Upon graduating, Meghan plans to attend Aquinas College to pursue a degree in Pediatric Nursing.

Miss Sand Lake and her Court will be very busy during the annual 4th of July Celebration in Sand Lake, which starts July 1, and will be making several appearances throughout the summer.

Former Sand Lake Fire Chief Bob Hawkins and his wife Ruthan are grand marshals for this year’s festival.

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