This year’s candidates are:
Vanessa Bowers – Vanessa is the daughter of Nick and Julie Bowers of Owosso. She is 17 years old and an honor student at Owosso High School and will be graduating in the spring. In the fall of 2019 Vanessa will attend Baker College to study Occupational Therapy. In her spare time she enjoys trail rides, swimming, camping and horseback riding. Vanessa is sponsored by Dirt Cheap Trucking & Excavating.
Reanna Byrnes – Reanna is the 18 year old daughter of Robert and Melissa Byrnes of Laingsburg. Reanna will be graduating from Laingsburg High School in June of 2019. Reanna is an active member of NHS, FFA, 4-H and the Natural Resources Committee’s Youth Conservation Council. In her free time she enjoys sewing, skiing and reading. Reanna is being by sponsored by Lee Farms.
Madison Pellman - Madison is the daughter of Mary Pearsall and Greg Pellman. She is 18 years old and a 2018 graduate of Byron Area Schools. She is currently attending Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. In high school, Madison was involved in Varsity Golf, Bowling NHS, FFA, Robotics, Band and Youth Advisory Council. In college, Madison is on the MSU Ballroom Dance Team, Holmes Service Organization, Holmes Hall Association, Project Lets, Baily Scholars Program, and is the treasurer of the Lyman Briggs Freshman Class Council. In her free time Madison volunteers with Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Haven House POW-MIA Veterans and various community events. She also likes painting, baking, photography, dancing and spending time outdoors taking care of her farm. Madison is sponsored by Insulation Industries.
Grace Sayles – Grace is the 18 year old daughter of Mark and Mary Sayles of Owosso. Grace is an Honor Student and will be graduating in June of 2019. Grace is an active member of 4-H, class representative to the Superintendent, Vice President of her school’s NHS chapter, Science Olympiad Team and a member of the Children of the American Revolution. Grace is also a junior member of the National Ayrshire Breeders Association and the National Holstein Association. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, reading, baking, playing the piano, going to the beach, kayaking, crafting, and working with her cows on her grandparent’s centennial farm. Grace is being sponsored by Taylor Farms and Country Cows 4-H club.
Sky-Lynn Woolworth – Sky-Lynn is the daughter of Kathleen Woolworth – She is an alumni of Owosso Public Schools, currently attending Lansing Community College majoring in biology and animal sciences with a minor in photography. During High school she was part of yearbook, student council, 4-H and photography. Sky-Lynn is being sponsored by Ashleigh’s Dance Shack.
Haley Zdunic – Haley is the 16 year old daughter of Levi and Theresa Zdunic, she is a junior at Durand High School. Haley is very active in FFA, the Durand Student Government program and the National Honor Society. In her free time she enjoys dancing competitively for Kathy’s School of Dance as well as showing cattle. Haley is sponsored by Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. in Owosso.