The crowned the new 2012 Miss Cary and 2012 Miss Fox River Grove title winners at their Business Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, May 19 at .
The Chamber’s Business Scholarship Pageant is sponsored by True Value Manufacturing and Wickstrom Auto Group.
2012 Miss Cary Katey Kelleher is the daughter of Patrick and Laura Kelleher.
A Junior at Cary-Grove High School, her hobbies include dancing and singing and she is involved in the Acapella Choir and Link Crew, a mentoring group at school.
Katey served as a Teaching Assistant in the Life Skills Classroom at CGHS.
She plans to major in psychology and work with special needs children.
2012 Miss Fox River Grove Keely Robinson is the daughter of Mark Robinson. She is a Junior at Cary-Grove High School where she is a member of Interact, a community service group, and the Acapella Choir.
Keely, who loves to sing and dance, has been involved in the school’s musicals and plans to major in music and minor in nursing. She volunteers in the summer at Vacation Bible School.
Miss Cary and Miss FRG received $1,000 scholarships.
Other Pageant winners included Devin Carlson, Miss Cary 1st Runner Up, who won a $250 scholarship, and Maddie Gronset, Miss Cary 2nd Runner Up, who won a $100 scholarship, and Maddy Zuelke, Miss Fox River Grove 1st Runner Up, who won a $250 scholarship.
Devin Carlson was also voted Miss Photogenic, and Keely Robinson was voted Miss Congeniality by the other Pageant contestants.
Contestants competing in the pageant this year for the title of Miss Cary were Devin Carlson sponsored by SERVPRO of Southern McHenry County, Margaret Gray sponsored by Cary-Grove Foot & Ankle Center, Rachel Smith sponsored by Modern Wave Salon and Spa, Madeline Gronset sponsored by Cary Travel Express, Arianna Harris sponsored by Dunkin’Donuts, Katey Kelleher sponsored by Cary Grove Performing Arts Centre, Alexis Laverdiere sponsored by Frisch & Barrett Insurance Agency, Lauren Lowe sponsored by Malooley Sport & Family Chiropractic, Crystal Sogar sponsored by H & R Block, Natalie Lind sponsored by Home State Bank, and Shannon Tryon sponsored by Wickstrom Auto Group. Contestants running for the Miss Fox River Grove title were Holly Hagedorn sponsored by Merle Norman Cosmetics, Abby Nick sponsored by Brunch Café, Maddy Zuelke sponsored by Stone Hill Shopping Center, and Keeley Robinson sponsored by Sage Products, Inc.
The process leading up to the Miss Cary Miss Fox River Grove Pageant is designed to provide the contestants with valuable communication and speaking skills and knowledge about local business.
The contestants are formally introduced to the business community and area leaders, get involved in community service, and are trained in speaking and presentation skills. The evening of the pageant the contestants participate in an evening gown competition, an interview session and give a live presentation on their business sponsor.
The Pageant Committee consisted of Lisa Raupp of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Sandra Nies of BMO Harris Cary, and Ellen McAlpine of Envoy Mortgage Corp. Photographs of the contestant were taken by Wendy Veugeler of Cellar Portrait Studios.
For more information, visit the Chamber website a www.carygrovechamber.com