Introducing the 2012 Cambridge Ambassador candidates

The Cambridge Ambassador Program is delighted to announce the names of the 16 young women participating in this year’s Candidate Experience.

Bottom: Linda Todd, Katy Hamlin, Ambassador Alanna Bares, Schuyler Loneman, Erica Young, Abriel Schlenker and Cassie Terrizzi. Middle: Alexxis Minnihan, Jazzy Erickson, Michelle Ziebarth, Ashley Stahl, Jesse Berg, Ambassador Mikaila Worden and Emily Moore. Top: Sam Faber, Andrea White, Morgan Smith and Taylor Schoeberl.

Three of these bright and enthusiastic candidates will be selected to represent the community at the annual Crowning Celebration when Ambassadors Alanna Bares (Minnco Credit Union), Mikaila Worden (Cambridge Eye Associates) and Jessicah Rooney (Cambridge Chiropractic) will crown their successors.

This year’s production, “Cream of the Crop,” will be held Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Hardy Performing Arts Center at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Returning as Mistress and Master of Ceremonies are Gena Johnston Hughes, the 2001 Winter Carnival South Wind Princess; and her brother Joe Johnston, the 2002 Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore and 2007 President of the Aquatennial Ambassador Organization.

Advanced sale reserved seats are $10 and can be ordered through any candidate. $8 general admission tickets will be sold at the door.

The candidates (and their sponsors) are:  Linda Todd (Cambridge Eye Associates), Erica Young (Isanti Physical Therapy), Schuyler Loneman (Shawn & Angie Gerhardson, Waterstone Mortgage), Katy Hamlin (Kirby Co. of E. Central MN), Andrea White (Rusty’s Photography Portrait Studio), Emily Moore (Circle of Life Farms, LLC), Alexxis Minnihan (Peoples Cafe), Samantha Faber (WinterGreens Golf & Grill), Morgan Smith (Minnco Credit Union), Michelle Ziebarth (Mark A. Pocrnich, DDS), Jazzy Erickson (Hair Mania), Abriel Schlenker (Spalon Elite & Chilson Jewelers), Taylor Schoeberl (Century 21 Moline Realty, Inc.), Jesse Berg (Professional Karate Studios), Cassie Terrizzi (Melissa L. Hutchens, DDS PA), and Ashley Stahl (Accent Ornamental).

The Ambassadors and candidates will host their annual Princess Party this Friday, May 18 at the Armed Forces Reserve/Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a “fashion show” beginning at 7:30 p.m. All little princesses in the kingdom are welcome to attend, although activities are geared for 4-8 year olds. Admission is $20 at the door.

The Cambridge Lions will host a Pancake & Waffle Breakfast fundraiser on behalf of the program on Sunday, May 20, at Christ the King Parish Hall in Cambridge. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and tickets are available from any of the Ambassador or Little Miss candidates as well as at the door.

The 8th annual Cambridge Ambassador Classic Golf Tournament for scholarships will be held Friday, June 8 at the Purple Hawk Country Club. Registration for the best-ball scramble starts at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Plaques will be awarded to the top men’s, women’s, and mixed teams. The fun includes 18-holes of golf with a cart, individual contests at the holes, games led by the candidates at the tee boxes, prizes and raffles, and a delicious steak dinner to cap off a great day.  Interested golfers, hole sponsors, or raffle donors are encouraged to contact Laurie at [email protected] or call 612-991-1687.

The Cambridge Ambassador Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization empowering young women with poise, polish and a promising future.