Just before coronation at Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival, I had one last moment of portraits with the candidates. I told them, "I'm a bit of an emotional guy, no matter what happens tonight, I am proud of each of you, and it has been an amazing week working with each of you." I didn't get too choked up, but what I said was true.
These young ladies should be proud of the job they did this week, representing our city of Hutchinson. It was an incredible week, and one that I won't forget anytime soon. It was an absolute blast to follow them around and document their week through photographs. As I got to know each of them a bit better, it was clear, the judges would have a tough decision to make.
Just before coronation began, I knew that no matter who the judges selected, we would be represented well.
To Natalie, Tayla, Michelle, Akadia, Caitlin, Bailey, Eliza and Loraina, a sincere congratulations to each of you!