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Page 8 The Star Mr w» wanwmw-frm wwvm V‘no‘ 'W»~>ivw wwfl- ..- x —.. ».,......i.i....w-,.. . MW,» July 1 9, 2021 ‘ Madison DeCoteau, far left, gets officially crowned as North Dakota’s first ever Miss Amazing at ‘the end of the pageant in Grand Forks. playing on the trampoline and is a big fan of Spy Ninjas. There is one thing, however, that Madison doesn’t like and that’s being underestimated. “It makes me feel kind of mad,” she said, regarding those who believe she cannot carry out certain tasks. . “She doesn’t like to ask for help,” Maggie said. “That’s because I want to prove I can do stuff on my own,” Madison explained. The Ojibwa student proved that and then some in May, winning North Dakota’s Miss Amazing con— test and earning a spot in the national competition beginning July 30 in the County music capital of the world. She accomplished that in part by nailing a musical number in the tal- ent category, belting out Frank Sina— tra’s classic, “Fly Me to the Moon ‘ “That was a last—minute thing,” Maggie said. “She’s never sang be- fore and we practiced for two or three weeks.” v - Madison got an assist from her uncle and aunt, who own a karaoke machine, and let her use it to prepare. “That made me so happy,” she said. When contest day came around, Madison got a‘view of the crowd. “Oh my gosh, there were so many people,” she recalled. The first job was a basic introduc~ tion and every contestant had the chance to read from a script. That didn’t help Madison, who said all she c0uld see from the stage was a blur of faces. " . To top it off, Madison was up first Miss Amazing (Continued from Page 1) ‘ “It’s OK'to just be yourseli and if someone bullies you, stand upto them: Everybody is amazing.” and the microphone didn’t work. “I was really nervous because I knew everyone was watching,” she said. Maggie said the glitch was fixed and Madison “didn’t miss a step” and won over the crowd. ’ “I was happy and nervoirs and in between Madison said, “and a little bit confident.” The event culminated with an evening wear competition. Madison decided to wear her ribbmt skirt that her aunt made especially for the event. v . Maggie said initially, entering the contest was going to be aimed at her daughter having fun with other girls, getting their hair done and making new friends. , “I had no-idea what it was going to take to do this,” Maggie said about the privileges and duties that ceme with the title. Madison and her family will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, in two weeks to compete in the national V Miss Amazing Pageant. It involves four full days of activities with each one covering specific categories such as an interview, a talent show and an evening wear event. In between are fun events such as a carnival and pajama party. Madison Madison DeCoteau,- ’N‘ohthéégDakota’s, ‘ first-everMisstAmazing said she also wants to make sure her brother, Trentin, gets a chance to see the Johnny Cash museum. Madison lives at home with her dad C.J. DeCoteau, mom, brother, two dogs and four fish. She is the grand-daughter of Gerald and Char— lotte Martin and the late- Corny De- Coteau Sr. and Lana Hagler. and great-grand daughter of Verna Hagler. Maggie said Madison and the en- tire family has recieved a lot of sup- port from the Turtle Mountain Tribe, the ND. School for the Blind, area businesses, community members and family members to help make the journey to the national event possi- ble. Madison said winning the title ‘ means a lot, even if it did interfere a bit with a lot of her plans for the sum- mer. ' ' ' ' More importantly, however, there is one thing Madison wants to pro— mote during the national event as well as. all during her reign as Miss Amazing is the message of inclusion. Part of that is a strong stance against bullying. . “It’s OK to just be yourself and if someone bullies you, stand up to them,” Madison said. “Everybody is amazing.” If you missiaf eek, , ‘ you'missialot! . 1 Subscribe to The star! 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(Photos by John Rosinski) to purchase goods and services, here's how many read newspapers: - Boats and other RV's ............... .. 93% 0 Home Appliances ...................... .. 92% Real Estate ........................ ...... .. 92% Jewelry/watches ...................... ..92% Automobiles. ............................. ..90% - Health/Medical Services ......... .. 90% ' Restaurants/bars ............ ....... ..87% Sporting Goods .......................... .. 87% F Almost two-thirds'of North Dakotans traveled on vacation in the past 12 months, here is where they went: Visit family ................................. .. 50% - Business trip ......................... - State or national parks ............ .. 24% Shopping ................. ................. ..26% 0 Historical attraction ................. ..25% ,0 Sporting event ........................... ..28% I" 53% Of these vacationers read newspapers ‘W lATlON Get the word out about your latest sales or upcoming event!