ZIONSVILLE | Nearly 60 young women from all over the state of Indiana will compete for the titles of Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen. Thirty two contestants will compete for the title of Miss Indiana in two preliminary nights of competition June 19 and 20, and Miss Indiana Saturday night finals. Twenty-six young women will compete for Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen on June 21.
Events will be held at Zionsville High School Performing Arts Center (PAC), 1000 Mulberry. For tickets, call Pat Farm at (574) 527-7795 or visit shopmissindiana.goodsie.com.
Once again there will be a People's Choice award and fans and friends may vote for a favorite contestant to automatically become a “People’s Choice” finalist for the Miss Indiana title at http://www.missindianapageant.com/peopleschoice/peopleschoice.php. One Miss and one Teen winner will get an automatic berth in the Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen finals. Votes are $1 each and proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (like Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis) and the Miss Indiana Scholarship Fund.
Area Miss Indiana contestants include:
Rachael Bazzell, originally from New Carlisle (and currently living in Zionsville) is Miss Duneland (crowned in Michigan City). She is 24 and is a graduate of Indiana University High School and Purdue University (with a degree in biology). She is working to obtain her Masters of Public Health through the IU School of Medicine Graduate program in Indianapolis. Rachael’s talent is baton twirling and her platform is “Strike Out Cancer: Focusing on Prevention Education.”
Courtney Jurick of Valparaiso is Miss South Central Indiana (crowned in Muncie). She is 23 and a graduate of Chesterton High School and Ball State University (with a degree in Public Relations). She was also Miss Ball State 2012. She hopes to obtain a masters degree in communications in the future. Courtney is a vocalist and her platform is “Stomp Out Birth Defects: Support the March of Dimes.”
Caitlin Moore of Avilla is Miss Limberlost (crowned in Kendallville). She is 19 and a graduate of East Noble High School studying communications, Spanish and music at Valparaiso University. Caitlin is a vocalist and her platform is “A New Start: Shelter from the Storm.”
Miss Indiana's Outstanding Teen Contestant:
Lindsey Bermingham of Munster is Miss Duneland’s Outstanding Teen (crowned in Michigan City). She is 14 and a student at Munster High School. Lindsey’s talent is a lyrical acro-dance and her platform is “Tools for Success Empowering Youth for Educational Success.”