Weather Forecast


Mueller is finalist in Miss MN Pageant

Eighteen-year-old Jacqueline Mueller was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant set for July 29. (Contributed photo)

Jacqueline Mueller, age 18, an honors graduate of Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria, was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant to be held July 29 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington.

The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18. Mueller will participate in the teen (16-18) age division along with other young ladies from across Minnesota.

The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California, where she will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland.

Mueller, of Parkers Prairie, is enrolled at the University of Minnesota, Crookston for the fall semester. She plans to major in the pre-veterinarian program, double majoring in animal science and equine science.

She is a member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars, Phi Theta Kappa Collegiate Honor Society and actively volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.

Through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program, she graduated with an associate degree from Alexandria Technical and Community College.

Mueller works for Arrowwood Stables where she guides trail rides and cares for the horses. She also works for Dodd's Dairy Farm in Parkers Prairie.

The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America's future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation. Each girl's accomplishments are emphasized and goals encouraged.