GUNNISON—Three girls vied for the title of Miss Gunnison on Saturday, April 23, with the crown and $1000 in scholarship money ultimately going to Noelle Condie.
Condie is the daughter of Robyn Condie. Her talent was a vocal solo ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade,’ where she sparkled in a blue mirrored gown. Her service platform will be ‘This Mind of Mine: Training Mental Wellness through Positive Thinking.’
Condie believes that learning to think positively can benefit our mental health. She plans to implement positive thinking in the schools and community over the next year. She is also a black belt in karate and plans to attend the University of Utah next year, where she will be an ambassador. She will receive $1,000 scholarship money for winning the title.
The other two contestants, MeiLani Jensen and Abriana Corona, will be her attendants for the year. Jensen won the title of Miss Photogenic, and her talent was a dance solo. She is the daughter of Kirk and Kim Jensen.
Corona won the Miss Congeniality award, and her talent was a dance solo. She is the daughter of Pablo and Myra Corona.
Both attendants will receive a $500 scholarship.
The competition started out with a production number, with all contestants wearing black. Next, the girls were asked an onstage question, which was followed by the presentation of their talents. The competition ended with the evening wear segment.
Miss Sanpete, Gunnison’s own Ashlyn Childs, sang for the audience. Then Leticia Rodriguez, who was serving as Miss Gunnison 2021, presented a lyrical dance and then took her final walk before handing over the crown to Condie.
The Miss Gunnison Pageant was directed by Lindzey Young and Kara Jensen. The emcee for the evening was Cort Hardy.