Meet the 2013 Cambridge Ambassador candidates

Bottom Row: Mikaela Kase, Miranda Olson, Mollie Laidly, Schuyler Loneman, Julia Walfoort, Kylie Baas, Kara Sundvall, Jocelyn O’Neill and Courtney Stempinski. Top Row: Brittani Terwilliger, Meghan Skiba, Erica Epsen, Becky Dowell, Morgan Scheiller, Taylor Ouellette, Shelby Swanson and Elizabeth Poppen.

Bottom Row: Mikaela Kase, Miranda Olson, Mollie Laidly, Schuyler Loneman, Julia Walfoort, Kylie Baas, Kara Sundvall, Jocelyn O’Neill and Courtney Stempinski. Top Row: Brittani Terwilliger, Meghan Skiba, Erica Epsen, Becky Dowell, Morgan Scheiller, Taylor Ouellette, Shelby Swanson and Elizabeth Poppen.

The Cambridge Ambassador Program is delighted to announce the names of the 17 young women participating in this year’s Candidate Experience.

Three of these bright and enthusiastic candidates will be selected to represent the community at the annual Crowning Celebration when Ambassadors Abriel Schlenker (Spalon Elite & Chilson Jewelers), Emily Moore (Circle of Life Farms, LLC) and Jazzy Erickson (Hair Mania) will crown their successors.

This year’s production, “We Will Rock You,” will be held Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in the Hardy Performing Arts Center.

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: Miranda Olson (Pine Village), Morgan Scheiller (Minnco Credit Union), Meghan Skiba (Country Pride Construction, LLC), Mollie Laidly (North Metro Saw), Schuyler Loneman (Waterstone Mortgage, Shawn and Angie Gerhardson), Julia Walfoort, (Holter Construction and 1995 Miss Cambridge Amy Anderson Ludvigson), Becky Dowell (Mark A. Pocrnich, DDS), Courtney Stempinski (Melisssa L. Hutchens, DDS PA), Kylie Baas (Cambridge Dental Center), Shelby Swanson (Village Hair), Mikaela Kase  (Advanced Telemetry Systems, Inc.), Kara Sundvall (Century 21 Moline Realty, Inc.), Brittani Terwilliger (Peoples Bank of Commerce and Caribbean Tan), Taylor Ouellette (Spalon Elite and Chilson Jewelers), Elizabeth Poppen (Cambridge Eye Associates), Jocelyn O’Neill (North Metro Saw and Peter & Associates) and Erica Epsen (Hair Mania).

The public is invited to come and “Meet the Candidates” at the annual Dessert Social, Monday, June 3 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at 7 p.m.

The 9th annual Cambridge Ambassador Classic Golf Tournament for scholarships will be held Saturday, June 29 at the Purple Hawk Country Club.

Registration for the best-ball scramble starts at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.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 Pasta Bar lunch served up by Joe’s on Main to cap off a great day. Interested golfers, hole sponsors, or raffle donors should contact Laurie at solle@cambridge.k12.mn.us 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.

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