Over the weekend more than 20 local ladies engaged in a friendly competition to see who would walk away with the Miss Blueberry crown. Each contestant had a personal interview with the just the judges followed by an on stage interview in front of an audience at Argos High School later on in the day.
The girls then styled their “Theme Wear” featuring their favorite hero which reflected the festival theme “Heroes Among Us”. The “Formal Wear” component as well as an on-stage question allowed judges to narrow the 22 contestants down to 5 finalists. After each of the remaining contestants answered the same onstage question the results were in and the judges knew who would be crowned Queen.
The title of 2015 Miss Blueberry went to Cassandra Quissell. As a result, Quissell walked away with the crown, a $1125 scholarship, a portrait, and a blueberry necklace. First Runner-Up Maelee Holderread also won a $750 scholarship. The Second Runner-Up Sarah Hawkins received a $500 scholarship. The winner of 2015 Miss Friendship was Emilie Rospopo. Miss Friendship is selected from the votes of fellow contestants. Rospopo received a $100 cash prize and a heart shaped cut glass bowl. All the other winning contestants won cut glass bowls as well.
The Queen and her court will be busy making appearances for the Marshall County Blueberry Festival starting at the Bremen Firemen’s Festival Parade and continuing though the festival by appearing in Labor Day Parade. In January, Cassandra will represent the festival in Indianapolis at the Indiana State Festivals Association State Queen Pageant.