When is Miss Door County?

Chloe Staudentmaier , Foreign Correspondant

Saturday, February 8, 2020, ten young women competed at the Miss Door County Scholarship pageant.  Five young women competed for the title of Miss Door County 2020 while another five competed for Miss Door County Outstanding Teen 2020. The Miss candidates are Chloe Staudenmaier, Amanda Puccini, Gracen Spritka, Elise Evenson, and Ava Carmody. The Miss Outstanding Teen contestants are Anna Staudenmaier, Kaylee Griep, Lindsay Schuh, Natalie Zawojski, and Alexis Garrett.

The Miss America Organization focuses on the empowerment of young women through education and community service. The four points of the crown focus on style, service, scholarship, and success in women. The organization has moved away from judging based on physical appearance towards evaluating a young woman’s determination and intelligence. Recently, the organization has undergone many reforms, including the removal of the swimwear phase with the addition of a social impact statement. Each young woman supports a social impact initiative, which she will promote throughout her title year. These women emphasize that their voices be heard and inspire change in the world around them. In addition to promoting their initiative, these young women help raise funds to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Special Olympics. Since 2007, Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $19 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships.