The 2010 Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant will be held at the WYO Theatre in Sheridan Saturday evening. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has this preview.
In a program that has seen steady growth since moving headquarters to Sheridan in 2005, the Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant will have nine young ladies from around the Cowboy State vying for the 2010 crown.
Alicia Grove, Miss Sweetwater County, a 23-year-old from Rock Springs, is a graduate of the University of Wyoming who just received her degree in Nursing. She will perform a jazz dance to the song “Sway,” and her platform is Women's Heart Health and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.
Stacy Reigle, Miss Sheridan, is 24 years old from Cheyenne, and studying for a degree in Health and Human Performance at Sheridan College. She will perform a vocal solo of “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and her platform is Promise to Be Fit – Preventing Childhood Obesity.
Alyssa Lane, Miss University of Wyoming, is a 19-year-old pre-Nursing major from Casper. She will perform a vocal solo of “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked” -- on which, by the way, the theme of this year's pageant is based. Her platform is entitled Cowboy Up – Taking a Stand Against Bullying.
Amanda Jones, Miss Central Wyoming, hails from Casper as well. She is a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student majoring in Rangeland Ecology. She will perform a tap dance to the Andrew Sisters' classic “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and her platform is Volunteering for a Better Tomorrow.
Emily Ann Burgess, Miss Sheridan County, is from Sheridan, and is a 19-year-old University of Wyoming student with a major in Architectural Design and Engineering. She will be playing a piano solo, “All of Me,” by John Schmidt. Her platform is Going Green – Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Maurisa Jensen, Miss Laramie County, returns for a second try for the crown – she competed in 2009 as well – and is a 23-year-old UW graduate. She currently teaches junior high math in Cheyenne, and she will perform an Irish step dance to “Cry of the Celts.” Her platform is CSSI: Community Service and Student Involvement.
Lacy Fry, Miss Cheyenne-Capital City, is from Gillette and attends school in Cheyenne. She is 21 years old, and will be performing a vocal solo of “This is the Moment,” from the musical “Jekyl & Hyde.” Lacy's platform is CURRB – Cellular Use is Risky Road Business.
Rebekah Reichart, Miss Dayton, is a 23-year-old Athletic Training major at Brigham Young University. She will be singing “A Lovely Night,” from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella.” Her platform is Childhood Obesity.
And Tamera Wayt, Miss Rock Springs, is the youngest contestant. She is an 18-year-old student from Rock Springs who is pursuing a Musical Theatre degree at Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs. She will be performing a vocal solo “One Night Only,” from the musical “Dreamgirls,” and her platform is Arts & Education.
All nine contestants were guests on KROE's Public Pulse program Thursday morning. To hear the interviews in their entirety, click here