Nora rocked the runway in her adorable "summery" casual wear outfit. She was such a natural and looked like she was having a blast! She graced the stage like a dream in her evening gown and just oozed poise. Seeing her stand up there with all of the contestants- I was so proud of how incredibly queenly she was. Nora eloquently recited her introduction speech and rocked her interview. She had grown so much confidence and poise, that regardless of the outcome, I was so proud of the lifelong skills she had gained.
When it was time for the Final Pageant, we were all so excited for her! Soon she was announced as the winner of Best Evening Gown and Miss Personality! Miss Personality was voted on by her fellow contestants as a girl who was a good friend. Nora is a great friend and winning that award was the best thing she could have gotten from that pageant. Her goal in entering this pageant was, after all, to make new friends! The icing on top of the cake was Nora being crowned Miss North Star State Sweetheart! What an incredible honor that she duly earned. Congratulations, Nora- you really are a "sweetheart"!