Miss Lehi 2018 is crowned
LEHI — Miss Lehi 2018, Aliese Bumgardner, is a forensic nursing student at Utah Valley University. (Forensic nurses provide specialized care for patients who are victims of trauma).
A skilled pianist who has performed in Dallas, Las Vegas and throughout Utah, Bumgardner performed "El Cumana" at the June 23 pageant for which she received the pageant's talent award. She received a $4,000 scholarship along with the pageant's talent award. Her platform is Fit Kids.
First attendant Victoria Greenwood is currently studying fine arts in design with an emphasis in photography and minor in communications at BYU. She received a $1,500 scholarship.
Second attendant Lexi Jensen has been signed to a recording label and produced an album at age 15. She received a $1,000 scholarship and the most tickets sold award at the pageant. She is currently attending Utah Valley University studying communications with a concentration in public relations.
Third attendant Lindsey Larsen received the pageant's Director's Award, Photogenic Award and Physical Fitness Award along with taking second place in Community Service Platform. As third attendant, she received a $750 scholarship.
Larsen will be a senior at Skyridge High School this fall.
Having a third attendant is unique to the Miss Lehi Pageant.
"Lehi City has been so supportive of the Miss Lehi Pageant that we are able to give out a third attendant scholarship along with the other scholarships and cash prizes," Pageant Director Kate Daly said. "We are grateful for the educational support of Lehi City."
Ten young women participated in the pageant: Abby Garner, Zoey Evans, Lexi Jensen, Hannah Norton, Victoria Greenwood, Sierra Conrad, Lindsey Larsen, Emily Anderson, Aliese Bumgardner and Markell Woolstenhulme which had a theme of "Let's Go Girls."
The contestants performed an opening number which was choreographed by Whitney Hinz.
"We had dance practices with our choreographer Whitney Hinz and had so much fun learning together," Daly said.
In addition to the royalty, two honorary Miss Lehi's from the Lehi High School and Skyridge High special education classes were named that night.
"The Miss Lehi Pageant is the only Miss Utah local pageant that has an Honorary Miss Lehi. In fact, we have two honorary Miss Lehi's," Daly said. "These are students from the special needs classrooms and are a part of the new royalty. Miss Lehi Pageant has been doing this for over 20 years. "
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