The Crookston High School auditorium was packed with friends, family and spectators at Ox Cart Day's 2013 scholarship pageant, Miss Crookston. Carly Welter was crowned Miss Crookston 2013, while Kennedy Resendiz was crowned first runner up and Maritza Hernandez was crowned second runner up. Sidney Erickson impressed the judges with her evening gown, winning the award and a $200 scholarship. Kennedy Resendiz won Miss Congeniality and a $200 scholarship, and Taylor Reynolds received the We Got the Beet award and a $100 cash prize.Tiffany Trudeau was the winner of the American Legion Auxillary Freedom Award and Carly Welter was the recepient of the Cary Thomson Volunteer Essay Scholarship.
Six talented ladies were involved in the pageant, including:
• Sidney Erickson, daughter of Shane Erickson and tanya Martinson, sponsored by Bumps Refined Water System, vocal talent
• Maritza Hernandez, daughter of Carlos Hernandez, sponsored by Villa St. Vincent, dance talent
• Kennedy Resendiz, daughter of Ruben and Dawn Resendiz, sponsored by D & D Thomforde's Garden Center, violin talent
• Taylor Reynolds, daughter of Shari and RJ Reynolds, sponsored by Grand Forks Subaru/ KIA- RJ Reynolds, vocal talent
• Tiffany Trudeau, daughter of Dale and Kari Trudeau and Judy and Ben Eriksson, sponsored by Head East Salon, flute talent
• Carly Welter, daughter of Mike and Carol Welter, sponsored by We Clik Photography, cello talent