Nicole Miller of Palmyra was crowned Miss River Raisin Festival 2013 Friday night at the 30th annual Blissfield River Raisin Festival.
She performed a jazz dance to “Sweet Georgia Brown” to win the title, which qualifies her to compete at the 2014 Miss Michigan Pageant next June. She won a $2500 scholarship as well as the $100 Entrepreneur Award and several scholarships to assist her in her preparation for Miss Michigan. Her platform is “Building Blocks: Incentives for Preschool.” She will attend Lansing Community College in the fall and is an Adrian High School graduate.
First runner-up was Mikayla Humphries, a 2013 Sand Creek High School graduate who will attend Eastern Michigan University in the fall. She won a $1ooo scholarship. Second runner-up was Jocelyn Near, a 2012 Sand Creek High School graduate who will attend Siena Heights University. Near also won the Jennifer Dalton M.D. Summit Award, which is an additional $700 scholarship. Third runner-up is Danielle Johnson, an Adrian High School graduate who attends the University of Michigan. She won an $800 scholarship. A $600 scholarship was awarded to fourth runner-up Grace Demerath of Clinton, who attends Ithaca College.
Ten contestants competed with each winning at least a $300 scholarship. A total of $8000 in college scholarships was awarded. The Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program is part of the Miss America Organization.
For the complete story, please see Chad Hutchinson’s story in The Advance, July 17, 2013, edition. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.