Shayna Gross, a senior at Tri County High School, was chosen Miss Sand Lake 2011 at the annual pageant held Friday, June 10, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Chosen as court members were Meghan Yost, Meghan Warren, and Autumn Smith.
Eight contestants vied for the title of 2011 Miss Sand Lake. Contestants were Ashlie Feikema, Amanda Cooper, Morgan Grecheski, Shayna Gross, Shana Shqair, Meghan Warren, Autumn Smith, and Meghan Yost. There were three parts to the competition besides the application: An interview, a written/spoken speech (this years’ speech theme “Friendship is our Wealth”), and one randomly drawn question written by one of the contestants.
Judges this year were Kym Steffes from the Rockford Squire, and Kathy Aldrich from Spectrum Community Services.
Shayna is the daughter of David and Brenda Gross. She was Class President at Tri County High School, a member of the National Honor Society, involved in Student Council, Theatre, Cross County and Track. Her future plans include college to study advertising and psychology.
Meghan Yost is a senior at Tri County High School, a member of the National Honor Society, Band, and active in her church youth group. Future plans include studying Cosmetology and pursuing her passion of music. She is the daughter of Marjorie Yost and Ben Yost.
Meghan Warren is a 2011 graduate of Tri County High School. She was the captain of the Varsity Softball team, active in Student Council, and her church youth group. Meghan will be attending Aquinas College this fall. She is the daughter of Rebecca Guthrie.
Autumn Smith is a junior at Tri County High School, plays volleyball, coaches youth volleyball, and loves tractor pulling with the “Judgement Day Pullers.” Autumn plans to become a special education teacher. She is the daughter of Ray and Mary Smith.