2018 Canal Days Queen Pageant Contestants
Contestant #1: Kylie O'Connor
In the fall, Kylie will be a sophomore at Delphos St. John's High School and is the daughter of Jodi Coleman and Sean O'Connor. She is very active in the Blue Jay Marching Band and the track team. Kylie is a member of the Junior Optimists and the CRESPI Society and spends her spare time employed at Jack's Pizza and the Delphos Pool. This is Kylie's first year competing in the pageant and her Little Princess is Ava Gallmeier.
Contestant #2: Alexa Chung
As a member of Jefferson's class of 2012, Alexa is very active in many activities in school, including soccer, track, FCA, Show Choir and student council. Alexa is also very involved in her church youth group and teaches children's church. She provides child care and has been employed at the Creamery. She is the daughter of the late Howard Chung and mother Angie Chung. This is Alexa's first year competing in the pageant and her little princess is Audra Deitering.
Contestant #3: Lauren Grothaus
Lauren Is returning to the pageant for her second year as a senior from Delphos Jefferson. She is active in cheerleading and enjoys being involved in the school musicals, choir and show choir. Lauren was selected as the 2018 Buckeye Girls Stae Representative from Delphos and is active in NHS, FBLA, Dance and volunteers at D.A.R.E Camp and with various projects in her church. She is the daughter of Kevin and Christina Grothaus. Lauren's little princess is Mara Ryan
Contestant #4: Lakin Stevenson
As a member of the class of 2019, Lakin is representing both St. John's and Vantage Career Center, competing for her third year in the Canal days Pageant. She is the daughter Gina Liming and Joseph Burns and is currently studing criminal justice at Vantage, where she also serves as a student ambassador. Lakin enjoys dancing and exercising and is a member of track and cross-Country teams. She is employed at Lilly Swank Salon. Lakin's Little Princess is Eily Ousley.
Contestant #5: Rachel Kroeger
Rachel is the daughter of Michelle Kroeger and Ron Kroeger and will be entering her senior year at Delphos Jefferson in the fall. She is very involved in the Wildcat cheerleading squads, as well as various other clubs and organizations including FFA, FBLA, Junior Optimists, Show Choir and the school musicals. She is employed by the Creamery and also provides child care. This is Rachel's second year competing in the Canal Days Pageant and her little princess is Emma Mueller.
Contestant #6: Kara Gossman
Kara is the daughter of Greg and Kay Gossman and is a member of the junior class at Delphos Jefferson. She is very artistic and enjoys being involved in the music program, including choir, musical and solo and ensemble contest. She is active in the Junior Optimist and scholastic bowl teams. This is Kara's first year competing in the Canal Days Pageant and her little princess is Meah Osting.
Contestant #7: Audryanna Stewart
Audryanna is entering her junior year at Delphos Jefferson and will be competing for the first time in the Canal Days Pageant. She is a member of the Varsity basketball team is very active in the music program. Audryanna plays the flute and piano as well as sings. She is involved with both the choir and show choir and has competed in solo and ensemble contest. Audryanna is also involved in the school musical and band programs. She is the daughter of Erin and Malcolm Stikes and her little princess is her sister Elayna Stokes.
Contestant #8: Skye Stevenson
Skye is the daughter of Jeremy and Kelly Stevenson and is a senior at Delphos St. John's. She is involved in choir and participates in the school musical and solo and ensemble programs. Skye is also involved in competition cheer at Van Wert All Stars and travels across town to play on the Wildcat Varsity Softball team. She is involved in FBLA and girls scouts. Skye is employed at Vancrest and Illy Swank Salon. She is competing for her secong year in the Canal Days Pageant. Her little princess is Gabby DeVelvis
Contestant #9: Michaela Shawhan
Michaela is a shphmore at Delphos St. John's and is competing for the first time in the Canal Days pageant. She is a member of 4-H where she enjoys horseback riding and serving on the Allen County Junior Fair Board. Michaela is also a member of the Blue Jay soccer team and marching band. When able she spends her spare time working at Jack's Pizza. She is the daughter of Tina and Mike Shawhan. Michaela's little princess is Gracie Wagner.