By Shelley Bennett
Before I introduce the Miss Lassen contestants, I have to say Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad, Rhonda and Vernon Templeton.
Fifty-three years ago today they got married and together they have raised a family, grown a business, and influenced hundreds of local children through coaching, library time, Campfire girls, Boy Scouts, and other activities.
I’m sure it wasn’t always easy and I am thankful for everything you have done for me.
Wednesday is pageant night and I know you are wanting to see this year’s lovely young ladies. These amazing photos were taken by Tressa Guess of Wild and Free Photography at the Susanville Municipal Airport. A big thank you to Steve, BJ, Paul, Bill, and Doc Blevins for their help with the shoot. It was a beautifully tranquil location and we enjoyed the evening.
Now it’s time to meet the contestants:
Parents: Holly and Daren Mueller
Sponsors: Country Pines Quilt Shop and Bliss Salon
Saydee is involved in FFA and enjoys any AG classes, especially Vet Science, Agri Science Honors, and Ag Biology. She also plays volleyball and softball at LHS. Saydee’s hobbies include camping at the lake with her family and skills training for the sports she loves. She will be playing the accordion for her talent.
Parents: Tiffaney and Todd Robinson
Sponsors: Leavitt Lake Ranch and the Shaffer Family
Claire enjoys science classes, especially those in the Ag field because they are hands on. She was played field hockey and soccer at LHS and enjoys camping, tubing, and spending time with her pigs which she will be showing this week. Claire is presenting a speech for her talent
Parents: Jennifer and Bobby Ormachea
Sponsors: NORAD Painting and Idaho Grocery
Olivia’s favorite classes include psychology, graphic design, and English. She has a passion for dance and is one of the captains of the LHS Drill team. Olivia enjoys playing the piano, spending time with friends, and taking pictures. She is performing a lyrical dance in the talent category.
Tami Ebert, Jessy and Itzel Zimmerman
Sponsors: Matandy Trucking and Almanor Dry Dock
Alyssa has found a love of welding and was inspired to try it by watching her dad when she was younger. She also enjoys dancing, playing field hockey, fishing, riding side-by-sides, and exploring the outdoors. Alyssa will be dancing for her talent.
Parents: Megan and Rob Schmidt
Sponsors: NST Engineering and H2O Pros
Alexa’s favorite classes are English and psychology. She is active in Lassen High’s ASB and enjoys playing volleyball, dancing, having photoshoots, and spending time with family and friends. Alexa is performing a jazz dance during the talent portion.
Parents: Stacy and Walter Kirklin
Sponsors: Savage Feed Supply and MLJ Show Cattle
Rebecca enjoys studying science and agriculture. She loves showing livestock, helping in her church’s nursery, and has delivered two kids (not the human kind, but the baby goat variety). Rebecca will be playing the piano for her talent.
Parents: Jennifer and John Fine
Sponsors: Bleu Frog Realty and Vixie Dental
Caitlin lists Agriculture Science as her favorite course of study and would like to become a Veterinarian. Her hobbies include camping, fishing, and playing with her dogs. Caitilyn is presenting a speech during the talent competition.
Parents: Tawnya and Ed Merrill
Sponsors: Kirack Construction and Lassen Rents
Morgan enjoys studying science. She loves to do small projects with her parents, cook, ride horses, paint cow skulls, go to community events, and work at events like the races, Bluegrass festival, and the Lassen Co. Fair. Morgan’s talent is singing.
Parents: Carrie and Casey Williams
Sponsors: Converse Plumbing and Forest Office Equipment
Christa has enjoyed taking graphics and personal finance. Her hobbies include camping, boating, surfing, traveling, and side-by-side adventures with her family. Christa is presenting a song through sign language for her talent.
Parents: Jennifer and Darin Parvin
Sponsors: Susanville Dental Care and Susanville Supermarket
JoHanna’s favorite subjects are anatomy/physiology and mathematics. She enjoys baking and dancing and says that these activities are a great way to demonstrate her creativity. Johanna will be playing the piano during the talent section.
Parents: Priscilla and James Crandall
Sponsors: Lassen Tackle and Kenneth Bailey Painting
Trinity enjoys studying science and math. She likes to go on walks around town, swim at Hobo Camp, listen to music, and take pictures in nature with her friends. Trinity is demonstrating her culture through dance for her talent.
Come out and support our contestants on Wednesday at 8:00 in the main grandstands at the Lassen County Fair! Tickets are available at the door or in the fair office prior to showtime.
The show will also feature Miss Lassen County 2021 Alliyah Yerington and her court, introduce the new Little Miss and Mr., a tribute to our sponsor Advanced Comfort Care, and dance performances from Dance Elevation, Joan’s Studio of Dance and J&J Performing Arts.
It will be a great kick off to our week of “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots”.