New Miss Northern Suburbs and Miss Lake County Selected
NEW MISS NORTHERN SUBURBS AND MISS LAKE COUNTY SELECTED
Grayslake, IL - On October 14, 2017, Isabelle Hanson, a 21-year-old from Glen Ellyn, was chosen as the new Miss Northern Suburbs and Sheridan Hurtig, a 18-year old from Mundelein was chosen as the new Miss Lake County. Held at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, the Miss Northern Suburbs Competition featured 13 contestants from around the state of Illinois. As Miss Northern Suburbs and Miss Lake County, Hanson and Hurtig both receive a $500 cash scholarship courtesy of Gladstone Square Mall in Beach Park, a $5,000 in kind scholarship to Lake Forest College and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Illinois title in Marion, IL on June 9th.
A new Miss Northern Suburbs' Outstanding Teen, the sister program to Miss Northern Suburbs, was also chosen. Imani Muse, a 14-year-old from Chicago was chosen as the new Miss Northern Suburbs' Outstanding Teen and Brianna Lewis, a 16-year-old from Homewood, was chosen as the new Miss Lake County's Outstanding Teen. As Miss Northern Suburbs' Outstanding Teen and Miss Lake County's Outstanding Teen, Muse and Lewis both receive a $200 talent scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen title in Marion, IL on June 8th.
A number of other contestants received awards during the competition including; 1st runner-up to Miss Northern Suburbs with a $150 cash scholarship courtesy of Mt. Olivet Memorial Park in Zion and a $3,000 in-kind scholarship to Lake Forest College went to McCayla Thoe of Chicago; 2nd runner-up to Miss Northern Suburbs with a $100 cash scholarship courtesy of Mt. Olivet Memorial Park in Zion and a $1,000 in-kind scholarship to Lake Forest College went to Marta Makowski of Lake in the Hills; 1st runner-up to Miss Northern Suburbs' Outstanding Teen went to Isabella Parra of Grayslake; People's Choice Award went to Maggie Fuchs of Bloomingdale; Entrepreneur Award went to Alyssa Gallarneau of Lake Villa; all the non-finalist miss contestants received a $50 cash scholarship courtesy of the Miss Northern Suburbs Organization.
Established in 2008, the Miss Northern Suburbs Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Northern Suburbs Scholarship Organization has made available more than $50,000 in scholarships and in-kind funds to young women throughout Illinois. Winners of the annual Miss Northern Suburbs Competition are eligible to compete in the Miss Illinois Competition, held every year in Marion, IL in June.
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation's leading advocate for women's education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised millions for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.