Miss Missouri In Missouri Day Parade
The reigning Miss Missouri and a top 12 finalist in the recent Miss America Pageant will be among the honored guests at the upcoming Missouri Day Festival Parade in Trenton.
Shelby Ringdahl will be a senior at Texas Christian University, where she is pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in music theatre and a minor in business. A native of Columbia, Miss Ringdahl graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2010. While in high school, she participated in varsity basketball and volleyball, show choir, theater, student government and was both the senior class secretary and captain of the volleyball team.
At TCU, Miss Ringdahl has been active in musical theatre, various service organizations, honor societies and Kappa Alpha Theta, where she serves as chief recruiting officer, a member of the executive committee and music chair.
As Miss Missouri, she travels the state speaking to groups of all types on various topics, including bullying and her Miss Missouri platform of “CASA: Home, Safe, Home.” It is her passion to inspire individuals within our families, schools and communities to seize every opportunity presented to you in life. It is her desire to always keep that message relevant by framing it in a way that fits the needs of her audience. She strives to personalize each presentation and make the topic relevant to the organization and age group.
Miss Ringdahl is also an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Miss Missouri was selected as a top 12 finalist in the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City and was also in the top three among the people’s choice from online voting held prior to the national competition.
As Miss Missouri, she will travel the state making appearances and performing with the Missouri Day Festival Parade as one of her first since competing in the Miss America Pageant.
The Missouri Day Parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 with the theme, “Honoring Our Agricultural Heritage.” The Trenton Rotary Club is sponsoring the parade, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Crowder Road and Main Street. Over 180 entries have been made to the parade this far.
The parade will also feature over 30 high school marching bands which will also be taking part in the Missouri Day Marching Band Festival. Events will be held in the Trenton High School gymnasium as well as C.F. Russell Stadium.
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