August 3, 2009

Do You Know the New Miss Iowa?

beckyRemember the name, Anne Michael Langguth, Miss Iowa 2009. I know you’ll be hearing about her accomplishments and her service to the state of Iowa.

By Becky Lee Hinton
Director of Marketing
The Fountains Senior Living Community

There was entertainment, excitement and drama aplenty at The Capitol Theater in downtown Davenport during the week of June 13th. Twelve of Iowa’s brightest and most talented young ladies competed for the opportunity of a life time; the privilege of representing the great state of Iowa at The Miss America Pageant in January 2010. They are all beautiful, but don’t you dare call them beauty queens. Don’t let the crown and rhinestones fool you, these 12 are serious scholars who plan to change their world for the better.

As an observer, it was clear to me that the judges had their work cut out for them.

Of those 12 wonderful ladies, these seven were singled out for special recognition. Emily Slaves was awarded the Lucky Lang Non-Finalist Talent Award. Casi Roethler won the Davenport Kiwanis Non-Finalist Interview Scholarship. Fourth runner-up was Sarah Hythecker. Third runner-up was Elizabeth Davidson. Second runner-up was Pauli Mayfield. Recipient of the Miss America Academic Scholarship and the Children’s Miracle Network “Miracle Maker” Award was first runner-up, Jennifer Neal. Winner of the Miss America Community Service Scholarship, the Miss Iowa Community Service Scholarship, and the Sheldon Sitrick Interview Scholarship is Anne Michael Langguth, Miss Iowa 2009.

Anne Michael Langguth is the daughter of Brad and Nancy Langguth of Iowa City.

annemichaelAnne is a 22 year old 2009 graduate of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where she majored in both Government and Pre-Medical Studies. Her career ambition is to become a practicing physician. Anne Michael’s platform is “Good For You” Promoting and Supporting Wellness Initiatives. As Miss Iowa, she will “partner with political and community leaders on a state and national level to develop and support initiatives that promote wellness through improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and maintaining positive mental health and self esteem.

Anne Michael is also an accomplished violinist. She mesmerized the audience and judges as she played “Zigeunerweisen” (Gypsy Airs) by Pablo Sarasate.

Remember the name, Anne Michael Langguth, Miss Iowa 2009. I know you’ll be hearing about her accomplishments and her service to the state of Iowa.

And when she is crowned Miss America in January, you can say “Yes, I know Anne Michael Langguth!”

Becky Lee Hinton is the Director of Marketing at The Fountains Active Retirement Community in Bettendorf and proudly serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Miss Iowa Scholarship Pageant and Executive Director of the Miss Iowa Youth Program.

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