Introducing the 2018 Blossom Pageant contestants

Hi, my name is Sage Beddome and I am very excited to be this year’s Miss Zias! I have lived in Summerland for the past four years and currently attend SSS. I am involved in this year’s production of Legally Blonde, and this is my fifth year dancing at Summerland School of Dance. I also have a passion for science and plan on pursuing it in the future. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!
My name is Nilah Gaudiuso and I am in French Immersion at Penticton Secondary School, but live here in Summerland. I am a peer counsellor at my school, have been a Girl Guide in our community for 10 years and am a dancer at Summerland School of Dance. I am a performer with Soundstage Productions and will be in the production of Newsies this winter as well as in my school’s production of Guys and Dolls. I want to thank the Summerland Montessori School (of which I am an alumnus) for sponsoring me.
My name is Verity Taylor, I am 16 years old and attend Summerland Secondary. I am the current Miss Rotary. My interests include photography, music, movies and reading, and I love travelling. I decided to include myself in this year’s blossom pageant because of the experience. So many people could not express enough about how amazing the program is and how confident they had become going through it. The program is a chance for me to get more involved in our lovely little town and gain the confidence every young woman should have. I look forward to representing the Rotary Club in this year’s Blossom Pageant.
Hello, my name is Delayne Cupples and I am excited to be Miss Action Fest in this year’s Blossom Pageant. I am a 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Summerland Secondary. I have lived in Summerland for five years and have fallen in love with this little town. I enjoy volunteering at the school and in the community. I’m looking forward to the amazing opportunities I’m going to share in with all the candidates while participating in this year’s pageant. I’d like to sincerely thank Action Fest for their sponsorship.
My name is Hannah Patterson and I am so excited to be taking part in this year’s Blossom Pageant. I have lived in Summerland most of my life enjoying the amazing opportunities and wonderful people who live here. I love travelling, performing and finding new and unique ways to express creativity. I can’t wait to find out what this year will bring. A very special thank you to Summerset Massage Therapy for sponsoring my journey.
My name is Katie Van Bergeyk, and I am so excited to be representing Avery Law office this year! I’ve lived in Summerland for eight years and I now attend Summerland Secondary school. I love to act and sing and I participate in the school’s theatre production every year. In the near future, I would love to travel and gain new experiences. I am so excited to represent the town with the program throughout this year!
My name is Katrina Kirschmann and I am beyond excited to be this year’s Miss Inkworks. I have lived 14 wonderful years here in Summerland and hope to further my knowledge and appreciation of our community through the Blossom Pageant program. Currently, I attend Summerland Secondary School where I love studying language, science and art, and in my free time, I enjoy reading and exploring the outdoors.
I am Kiah Allen and I am thrilled to be participating in this year’s Blossom Pageant. I have a passion for music. I love to sing, play piano and guitar and recently I have been learning to play the violin. I want to thank Kiwanis for supporting me in this program. I am really looking forward to the experience.

This year, eight candidates are participating in Summerland’s Blossom Pageant, making their first public appearance at the upcoming Festival of Lights. The pageant will be held in the spring.

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