2017 Cambridge Ambassadors crowned

 The 2017 Cambridge Ambassadors Keely Wicklund, Kate Goodmanson and Rylie Weeks were crowned following the Crowning Celebration held June 16 at the Hardy Performing Arts Center at Cambridge-Isanti High School.  Photos by Rachel Kytonen 2016 Cambridge Ambassador Natalie Nelson, 2017 Cambridge Ambassador Keely Wicklund, 2016 Cambridge Ambassador Lexi Rognstad, 2017 Cambridge Ambassador Kate Goodmanson, 2017 Cambridge Ambassador Rylie Weeks and 2016 Cambridge Ambassador True Alperin Keely Wicklund is crowned a 2017 Cambridge Ambassador. Keely Wicklund receives warm embraces following her crowning as a 2017 Cambridge Ambassador. Kate Goodmanson is crowned a 2017 Cambridge Ambassador. Kate Goodman is all smiles as she is officially crowned a 2017 Cambridge Ambassador. Rylie Weeks excitedly reacts as she is crowned a 2017 Cambridge Ambassador. Rylie Weeks has a hard time controlling her emotions as she is crowned a 2017 Cambridge Ambassador. Vocalist Danie Bell and Brian “Snowman” Powers on saxophone perform “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” during the presentation of visiting ambassadors. Candidates Keely Wicklund and Hannah Haight have a little fun during the formal procession. Candidates Carley O’Neil and Sadie Shelton blow a kiss to the audience during the formal procession. Candidates Rylie Weeks and Jennie Meyer strike a pose during the formal procession. 2017 Little Miss Cambridge Lily Mae Bell, the 6-year-old daughter of Mark and Danie Bell, was introduced. 2017 Little Miss Cambridge Lily Mae Bell waves to the crowd. Standing behind her are the 2016 Cambridge Ambassadors Natalie Nelson, Lexi Rognstad, True Alperin and 2016 Little Miss Cambridge Kallie Jo Ostlund. Tricia Anderson receives the Honorary Commodore’s Award from the Minneapolis Aquatennial Committee for her volunteerism with the Cambridge Ambassador Program. 2016 Cambridge Ambassador Natalie Nelson receives her invitation to participate in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Scholarship Program. Candidate Hannah  Haight talked about her love of track during her personal presentation. Candidate Jocelyn Splittstoser during her personal presentation.  Candidate Nessie Rito talks about college at Winona State during her personal presentation. Candidate Rylie Weeks talks about being a lifeguard during her personal presentation. Opening dance number to the theme “Back to the 80s: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Opening dance number to the theme “Back to the 80s: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Opening dance number to the theme “Back to the 80s: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Opening dance number to the theme “Back to the 80s: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Opening dance number to the theme “Back to the 80s: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
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2016 Cambridge Ambassador Natalie Nelson, 2017 Cambridge Ambassador Keely Wicklund, 2016 Cambridge Ambassador Lexi Rognstad, 2017 Cambridge Ambassador Kate Goodmanson, 2017 Cambridge Ambassador Rylie Weeks and 2016 Cambridge Ambassador True Alperin