By Paul Schmitt
The new Miss Door County and Miss Door County Outstanding Teen were crowned Saturday night before over 400 attendees at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. Susan Fochs of Egg Harbor won the Miss Door County 2017 while Emma Jeanquart from Sturgeon Bay came away with the Miss Door County Outstanding Teen title. Executive Director Shirley Ehlers describes the atmosphere of the evening.
Susan Fochs attends UW-Oshkosh and is the daughter of Donald and Barbara Fochs. Emma Jeanquart is a student at Southern Door and is the daughter of Joel and Nanine Jeanquart. Other Miss Door County awards Saturday night included the evening gown award which was a tie between Ashton Spritka and Rachel Coulthurst. Miss Congeniality went to Ashley Kinnard-Carstens. In the Outstanding Teen program, Jeanquart won the evening gown award while Lexi Henkel won the “Spirit of America” award.
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2017 ContestantsTeens:Alexis Lessman (1)Gibraltar High SchoolJason & Laura LessmanSponsor—J.F. Construction, IncTalent: Musical Theater Voice Solo “Getting to Know You” from The King and IEmma Jeanquart (2)Jr Southern Door High SchoolJoel Jeanquart & Nanine JeanquartSponsor—Sonny’s Italian Kitchen & PizzeriaTalent: MonolguePlatform: After a Night on the Town, Put the Keys Down; Drunk DrivingZoe-Rose Kuehn (3)SevastopolBryan & Jamie KuehnSponsor—Bay Property ServicesTalent: Do It Yourself ProjectPlatform: Longier, Happier,Healthier with WaterLexie Henkel (4)SevastopolEric & Tammy HenkelSponsor—Sunnypoint Vacations LLCTalent: Classical Voice Solo “Ave Maria” by Charles GounodPlatform: The Awareness and Understanding of Organic Foods
Miss Door County Contestants:Ashley Kinnard-Carstens (1)NWTCJessica Ebel & Bob CarstensSponsor—Greystone CastleTalent: MonologuePlatform: H.O.P.E. Hold On, Pain Ends, Suicide AwarenessSusan Fochs (2)UWOshkoshDonald & Barb FochsSponsor—Door County Coffee & TeaTalent: Irish Dance – The Cry of the Celts”Platform: “Operation Not Alone”-Supporting Our TroopsAshton Spritka (3)Sturgeon Bay High SchoolWayne & Naomi SpritkaSponsor—Cornucopia Kitchen ShopTalent: Piano “One More Day” from the Broadway Musical Les MiserablesPlatform: Read, Lead, Succeed; Promoting Literacy in our CommunitiesRachel Coulthurst (4)Senior Southern Door High SchoolGreg & Christine CoulthurstSponsor—ESTRTalent: Flute – Don’t Cry Argentina” from the Musical EvitaPlatform: Be You Beautiful