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Pint-size royalty has local ties

August 31, 2012
Daily Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Reese Lund, daughter of Aaron and Joely Lund of Green Bay, Wis., has earned a prestigious title of the 2012 National American Miss Wisconsin at the stage pageant held Aug. 24.

Reese is the granddaughter of Jim and Ruth Lund of Rock and Lynn Ahlgren of Gladstone, and great-granddaughter of Lillian LeBlanc of Escanaba.

The title winner will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Anaheim, Calif., at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing the state of Wisconsin, where she will have the opportunity to win her share of over $500,000 in cash and prizes.

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Reese Lund, American Miss Wisconsin

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America's greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the National American Miss Pageants awards 1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide.

National American Miss has added the ultimate door prize to Nationals 2012. Each girl that qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2012 Ford Mustang Convertible. Pageants are held in each state for girls ages 4-18 in five different age divisions.

The National American Miss Pageants are for "Today's Girl" and "Tomorrow's Leaders." The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise, presentation, and offers an "All American Spirit" of fun for family and friends. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.

Reese's activities include competition cheer at Green Bay Elite Cheer Company, coloring, reading, and playing with friends. In addition to her family and friends, Reese's sponsors for the pageant included Faith Lutheran Church in Rock and West Highland Retirement Community in Escanaba.



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