Miss Castlegar 2012 candidates

Introducing the 12 Miss Castlegar candidates for 2012.

Miss Castlegar candidates (from left) Hailey Gardner

Miss Castlegar candidates (from left) Hailey Gardner

 

Theresa Thoms

Miss Krueckl Financial

 

I am a 15 year old student currently enrolled in the Late French Immersion Program at Stanley Humphries Secondary School.  My family consists of my mom Lisa-Marie, my step dad West, my little sister Aaliyah, our dog Shar, my dad Michael, my step mom Danna and their dog Brooklyn.  I am involved in many extra-curricular activities such as being a part of the SHSS Leadership program and the Castlegar Interact Rotary Club.  I enjoy being active by playing on the SHSS Junior Girls Basketball Team, taking voice lessons, spending time with my friends and family, writing (songs and journalism), reading, travelling and taking on leadership in my school and community.  I plan to continue my education after high school as well as travel around the world the focus.  I am thrilled and very honoured to be a candidate for Miss Castlegar 2012.  Good luck to my fellow candidates and  special thanks to my sponsor, Krueckl Financial Services.

 

 

Danielle de Git

Miss West’s Fashions

 

I am 15 years old and a grade 10 student at Stanley Humphries.  I live with my mom, dad, older sister and dog.  Music is a huge part of my life and I find every opportunity to play or listen to music.  I’m in the SHSS jazz and concert bands.  I take guitar and voice lessons at Super Cat Studios and I acted in the student production of Les Miserables.  I like to take part in my community through Relay For Life and the Castlegar Rotary Interact Club.  I also love to figure skate and play volleyball.  I would like to thank my sponsor, West’s Fashions and wish all the candidates the best of luck.

 

Alyssa Martini

Miss Rotary

 

I am 15 and in the LFI 10 program at SHSS.  I live with my day, mom, my twin sister and my two dogs.  In my spare time I like to listen to music, read, play flute, write and spend time with my friends.  I highland dance, am in the leadership class, volunteer on the yearbook and am a dedicated and active member of the local Rotary Interact Club.  This pas summer I travelled with the Interact Club to volunteer in South Africa.  I wish to become a Family Lawyer,  I am thankful to be a part of the Miss Castlegar Program because of the skills I will learn and the experiences I will treasure.  I wish the best of luck to my fellow candidates.  Thank you to the Rotary Club for being my sponsor.

 

 

Nadya Wasilenkoff

Miss Sun Life Financial

 

I am 15 years old and a grade 10 Late French Immersion student at Stanley Humphries Secondary School.  I live in Ootischenia with my dad Gordie, mom Christine, sister Melanie and brother Vanya when he comes home to visit.  My favourite hobbies include cooking, sewing, playing soccer, playing volleyball and spending time with friends and family.  I have been cooking since I was four and have been playing soccer since I was six.  My future goal is to become a dietitian because I believe that health is the base to a happy life and I wish to share that with the world.  Good luck to all the candidates and thanks to my sponsor. Sun Life Financial.

Kennedy Lockhurst

Miss Royal Canadian Legion

 

I am in grade 10 at Stanley Humphries Secondary School and am 15 years old.  I moved to Castlegar almost four years ago and I now live in Ootischenia with my mom Jaymie, Nanne Pam, Papa Chuck and sister Kamryn.  Some of my favourite things to do are reading, writing, spending time with my family and friends and watching movies.  I also enjoy being a part of my school’s Student Leadership Program, and will continue to do so until I graduate.  I plan to attend university and focus specifically on Psychology.  Special thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion for being my sponsor and good luck candidates.

 

Tasha Franks

Miss Apple Auto Glass

 

I am 15 years old and enrolled at Stanley Humphries Secondary School.  I live with my mom, dad, two brothers, sister and cat.  I enjoy reading, watching movies and hanging out with my friends.  I love kids and volunteering and hope to utilize this post secondary by pursuing a job with underprivileged youth and their families.  I am involved with Rotary Interact Club, United Way, Relay For Life, Student Council, Yearbook, Leadership Class and Castlegar Minor Hockey.  I’d like to thank my family, friends, the Castlegar Queen Committee and my sponsor, Apple auto Glass for their encouragement and support.  Good luck to my fellow candidates.

 

Leeza Perehudoff

Miss Selkirk Lion’s Club

 

I am 16 years old and currently enrolled at Stanley Humphries.  I am an honour roll student and my favourite course is English.  I also love being creative in both Drama and Art.  I am on the Junior Girls Basketball Team and have joined the Seniors to play on occasion.  My true passion is singing.  I have been an active member of the Vision of Peace Youth Choir for two years and a member of the Union of Youth Council. I also taught myself to play guitar. To be a singer would be my dream career, but if that doesn’t work out, I’d like to become a journalist or public relations specialist.  I currently work part-time at Shoppers Drug Mart as a cashier.  Thank you to everyone in my life that supports me, especially my parents, Caroline Soukoroff and Barry Perehudoff.  I wish my fellow candidates the best of luck.  Special thanks to my sponsor, Castlegar Selkirk Lions Club.

 

Samantha Dembowski

Miss Western Industrial Contractors Ltd.

 

I am 15 years old.  I live in Robson with my mom Julie, dad Rod and my four pets.  I am in grade 10 at Stanley Humphries Secondary School.  In my spare time I enjoy drawing and painting.  Art is very important in my life.  I also love reading and spending time with my friends and family.  An interest of mine is obedience training with my 11 month old puppy.  Thank you to Western Industrial Contractors Ltd. For your sponsorship and best of luck to my fellow candidates.

 

Kyra Graham

Miss Ernie’s Used Auto Parts

 

I am 15 years of age.  I live at home with my mom, dad, and youngest brother who was diagnosed with cri du chat syndrome when he was only a few months old, and therefore requires constant care from my whole family.  I have an ever-growing passion for art. I believe art plays a part in all of us in one way or another and gives us a place to put thoughts in pictures.  I plan to take art with me for the rest of my life whether it stays a hobby or forms into a career.  I’m very thankful to be a part of this program because I know the skills I have learned will stay with me in my everyday life.  I with all the girls the best of luck and give a special thanks to my sponsor, Ernie’s Used Auto Parts.

Ashlee Martini

Kootenay Smile Studio

 

I am 15 years old and in Grade 10 at Stanley Humphries Secondary School.  I was born in Trail, B.C. and raised right here in Castlegar.  I live with my mom Stacie, my dad Clay, my twin sister Alyssa, our two dogs and my ferret, Chaz.  I am completely in love with animals and hope to become a veterinarian.  I am a competitive swimmer with the Castlegar Aquanauts and work as head Aquagator Coach.  When I’m not in the pool I’m usually reading, listening to music, hanging out with my friends, doing yoga or traveling.  I am an active member of the Castlegar Rotary Interact Club and enjoy volunteering in my community.  Best of luck to my fellow candidates.  I would like to thanks my sponsor, Kootenay Smile Studio and the Castlegar Queen Committee for this wonderful opportunity.

 

Hailey Gardner

Miss Sunrise (2000) Rotary

 

I am 15 years old and currently in the grade 10 French Immersion Program at SHSS.  I was born in Terrace, B.C. and lived there for eleven years.  I then moved to Cranbrook for two years and am now happily in Castlegar with my mom Teresa, dad Rob and younger brother Jordan.  I also have an older brother, Brandon.  I love volunteering and am very active in my community with the Rotary Interact Club.  I went on a good will trip to South Africa last August to help out a school.  My favourite past time is baking and my goal and dream is to become a well-known pastry chef.  I would like to thank my family, friends and everyone helping with the 2012 Miss Castlegar Pageant for supporting me through this wonderful opportunity.  Good luck fellow candidates and thanks to my sponsor, Sunrise (2000) Rotary.

 

Vienna Ready

Miss Kel Print

 

I am 15years old and currently attending grade 10 at Stanley Humphries Secondary School.  I’ve lived in Castlegar for eleven years with my mother Jen, father Curt and little sister Mia.  I enjoy writing, music and art.  I like spending time with my family and friends, travelling and playing roller derby once a week with fellow girls from around the Kootenays.  I joined the Miss Castlegar Program to make new friends and learn valuable life skills.  Thanks to my sponsor, Kel Print and best of luck to my fellow candidates.