Meet the 2012 Coon Rapids Junior Royalty

by Peter Bodley
Managing Editor

The 2012 Coon Rapids Junior Royalty was crowned Saturday afternoon to climax the annual pageant at Coon Rapids High School auditorium.

Members of the 2012 Coon Rapids Junior Royalty with Coon Rapids Snowflake Days Senior King and Queen Roger and Jeanne Wolfgram. Back row, left to right: Leah Mau, teen princess; the Wolfgrams; Savanna Ross, teen queen. Front row, left to right: Rory Ruotsinoja, junior princess; Julia Waite, petite princess; Jennifer Carlson, petite queen; Natalie Berg, petite princess; and Megan Hettwer, junior queen. Click here to see more Snowflake Days photos.

Throughout their year’s reign, the Junior Royalty members will represent the city of Coon Rapids and the Coon Rapids Snowflake Association at parades, pageants and community events, as well as perform community service activities.

There were three divisions – petite, girls age 5 through seven; junior, girls age eight through 12; and teen, girls age 13 through 16.

• Jennifer Carlson was crowned Petite Queen with Natalie Berg and Julia Waite as petite princesses.

• Megan Hettwer with the 2012 Junior Queen and Rory Ruotsinoja was named Junior Princess.

• The 2012 Teen Queen is Savanna Ross with Leah Mau the Teen Princess.

Ross also won a prize for selling the most tickets, 30, to the pageant among all the contestants,

Competition was based on 50 percent interview and 50 percent modeling a party dress for girls in the petite and junior divisions, formal wear for teen contestants plus a personal speech.

Junior Royalty winners received sashes, trophies, crowns and flower bouquets.

All the contestants went home with a participation trophy.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]