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Date Posted: 17:30:20 02/11/18 Sun
From this already posted page from October about the Wisconsin contestants, as of last night, February 10, 2018, we have one more winner to announce who will compete at Miss Wisconsin this June in Oshkosh:
First-time pageant entrant and high school senior Alexa Biami was named Miss St. Francis last night, Saturday, February 10, 2018. She bested four other women, including last year's first runner-up Sarah Jane Bittner and also Rosie Miliacca, the younger sister of Miss St. Francis 2016, Regina Marie Miliacca, who is the newly crowned Miss West Allis 2018. Alexa, a track and field high school athlete, is the first black woman to win the Miss St. Francis pageant which began in 1966 and will advance to the 2018 Miss Wisconsin pageant on June 16 in Oshkosh.
On Saturday, February 4, 2018, first-time local pageant entrant Madeline Winkel was named Miss Door Count 2018 after she performed an original poem. In May 2016 she graduated from Edgewood College in Madison with a degree in communication/public relations.
Also winning a crown on Saturday, February 4, 2018 was Maria Salerno who was chosen as Miss Kenosha on her second attempt at the title. The classical pianist was second runner-up last year and over-came four other entrants. She will now advance to the 2018 Miss Wisconsin pageant on June 16 in Oshkosh.
In a double pageant held at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis on Saturday, February 4, 2018 was the 2018 Miss New Berlin pageant (which began in 2005) and the Miss West Allis pageant (which began in 1958). Winning the Miss New Berlin title was first-time entrant and UW-Waukesha student Jamie Lynne Watkins of Mukwongago. Earning a third chance at the Miss Wisconsin title was Regina Marie Miliacca of Oak Creek who was named Miss West Allis. The dancer was formerly Miss St. Francis and then Miss Great Lakes (from the state sweeps pageant in 2017).
Jennifer Marie Schmidt was selected as Miss Racine 2018 after besting four other women at the annual pageant held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Racine. Schmidt, a UW-Madison student, was a state contestant in the 2012 and 2013 Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen pageants, but did not win the state crown. Also winning a title in Racine last night was former Miss Beloit 2015, Kylie Breanne Louise Thompson who was chosen as Miss Southern Lakes 2018 at the fourth annual southeastern Wisconsin regional pageant. The vocalist edged-out three other women including former Miss Racine 2016, Haley Anya Schonter, the first runner-up.
Earlier this month, the following won titles to advance them to the 2018 Miss Wisconsin pageant:
Winning the 2018 Miss Green Bay Area title on Saturday, January 20, 2018 was former Miss Fond du Lac 2016, Katrina Mazier of Appleton. Coincidentally, her younger sister, Anika Mazier, was named Miss Green Bay Area's Outstanding Teen 2018 on the same stage last evening. Both are UW-Oshkosh students.
Also winning a title on January 20th, was Jessica Susan Hammer of Endeavor. She won the state open Miss Seven Rivers pageant held in Holmen, Wisconsin. It will be a second trip to Miss Wisconsin this June for both Katrina and Jessica. There was no teen winner named at Holmen yesterday.
Former Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area 2017, Ryann Swanson, 19, of Wisconsin Rapids won the third annual state open Miss Northern Lights pageant held on Saturday, January 13, 2017 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Eleven women competed for the title including first runner-up Paige Elizabeth Kassner of Kewaunee, a four-time Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen entrant).
First-time Miss Wisconsin local entrant and vocalist Elise MacKenzie O'Connell, 21, of Trevor was named Miss South Central in Beloit on January 6, 2018.
Cut and paste below for new Wisconsin contestants update listing:
Ashbeck, Hannah Kay (WI Rapids Area),(New)
Biami, Alexa (St. Francis) (New)
Ebert, Erica Claire (Sparta),(New)
Hammer, Jessica Susan (Seven Rivers), (Return, 2016)
Klipp, McKenzie Lee (Onalaska),(New)
Kumm, Madeline Marie (LaCrosse/Oktoberfest),(2015-Top 11) (2016-1st R/U)(2017)
Miliacca, Regina (Gina) Marie (West Allis), (Return) Two-time state contestant: second runner-up in 2017 and third runner-up in 2016.
Mazier, Katrina Ann (Green Bay Area),(Return, 2016, top 11)
O'Connell, Elise MacKenzie (South Central),(New) (Was Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen 2014, Non-Finalist Talent and non-placement at nationals), (Miss Keystone Lake (Okla.) but did not place at Miss Oklahoma in 2016).
Salerno, Maria (Kenosha) (New)
Schmidt, Jennifer Marie (Racine) (New) (Past Miss WI Outstanding Teen state pageant entrant, 2012 and 2013)
Swanson, Ryann Marie (Northern Lights), (Return) (Wisconsin Rapids Area 2017, state non-finalist, Non-finalist Talent, and winner of the Rookie Talent award at Miss Wisconsin 2017)
Thompson, Kylie Breanne Louise (Southern Lakes) (Return, from 2015, was state non-finalist as Miss Beloit)
Watkins, Jamie Lynne (New Berlin) (New)
Winkel, Madeline (Door County) (New)
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