Katie Larsen named Second-Runner Up in 2003 Miss Teen Iowa program
Katie Larsen, daughter of Ed and Mary Larsen, was among the candidates that competed in the 2003 Miss Teen of Iowa Scholarship and Recognition Program recently in Ames. Katie was named the Second Runner-Up, out of 87 candidates, making her a member of the 2003 Honor Court.
Larsen was contacted by the Miss Teen of America headquarters to participate in the event after being named one of the 87 finalists in February.
Each state candidate was scored in six areas, including: Scholastic Record; Achievement and Service to School and Community; Personal Development of Hobbies, Talents and Skills; General Awareness Written Test; Personality Projection in Formal Wear; and Judge's Interview.
National Director Warren Alexander said, "This pageant truly reflects the young women of the Twenty-First Century. Sixty percent of the judging involves written resumes and testing, with the strongest single category being the judge's interview."
After returning home from the Iowa program, Katie was asked to staff events in the future. Katie's first experience as a staff member was for the Nebraska program, held in Lincoln, August 15-17.
Katie, a junior at Storm Lake St. Mary's, participates in volleyball, basketball, golf, drill team, speech, mock trial. Leadership class, is on the Honor Roll and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the High School Student Council. She also accompanies for masses at church and school and is a member of the Dollars for Scholars Committee.
Katie was sponsored in the event by the Embers, Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Dan Connell Law Firm, Moeller Furniture, Fitzpatrick Auto Center, Inc., Medicap Pharmacy, and Hoffman's Flower and Candle Shop.