2013-07-11 / News

Paige Jedele Becomes 2013 Miss St. Ignace during City’s Annual Contest


Alexia Pemble, 9, (front, from left) Lily Stenson, 8, Princess Makenna McMillan, 7, Electra Hyslop, 6, Emma Feleppa, 11; (back) Shelby Ingalls, 14, Meghan Casey, 16, Miss St. Ignace Paige Jedele, 15, Junior Miss Libby Becker 12, and Heather Ryan, 13, participate in the Miss St. Ignace contest Tuesday, July 2, at St. Ignace City Hall. All 10 girls who competed received flowers. Alexia Pemble, 9, (front, from left) Lily Stenson, 8, Princess Makenna McMillan, 7, Electra Hyslop, 6, Emma Feleppa, 11; (back) Shelby Ingalls, 14, Meghan Casey, 16, Miss St. Ignace Paige Jedele, 15, Junior Miss Libby Becker 12, and Heather Ryan, 13, participate in the Miss St. Ignace contest Tuesday, July 2, at St. Ignace City Hall. All 10 girls who competed received flowers. The annual contest crowned Paige Jedele as Miss St. Ignace. Ten girls submitted applications and competed for the crowns at St. Ignace City Hall Tuesday, July 2.

Girls ages five to eight could run for princess. Contestants were Electra Hyslop, 6, Makenna McMillan, 7, and Lilyan Stenson, 8.

Girls ages nine to 12 competed for junior miss, including Alexia Pemble, 9, Emma Feleppa, 11, and Libby Becker, 12.

Contestants ages 13 to 16 entered in the race for Miss St. Ignace. Heather Ryan, 13, Shelby Ingalls, 14, Paige, 15, and Meghan Casey, 16, were the participants.

Each girl answered questions, and judges scored them on their poise and presentation. After the judges tallied the scores, organizers announced the winners.

Makenna received the crown for princess, and she is the daughter of Tara McMillan.

Junior Miss is Libby, and she is the daughter of Becky and Steven Becker.

Paige, who became Miss St. Ignace for 2013, is the daughter of Teresa Jedele and Joe Rodriguez.

Kelly Simmons of the City of St. Ignace asked questions, such as what the girls like about St. Ignace.

“Everyone’s a winner because it is very hard to get up in front of people and do what you did,” she said.

“Everyone answered so well this year,” said organizer Helen Thibault.

Miss St. Ignace received a prize of $200, and the junior miss won $100. The princess earned $50.

The duties for the winners are riding in this year’s Ruby Goudreau Memorial Parade on July 4 and next year’s Down Memory Lane Parade during the St. Ignace Car Show.

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