Meet MMOT 2013
Corrina Marie Swiggum, the 15-year-old daughter of Jay and Chris Swiggum, was crowned Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen 2013 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on April 6th, 2013. She has 2 sisters, Chelsea (21), and Caylie (9). Corrina lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota and is a sophomore at Prior Lake High School. She was a Prior Lake Varsity Cheerleader this past year and she currently teaches karate at the Savage National Karate school. Corrina has been in karate for over ten years and is a second degree black belt. Corrina’s platform is “Self Defense: Awareness is Key” and she will travel the state this year speaking to various audiences about the importance of personal safety and how to lessen your odds of being attacked.
Last August, Corrina was crowned Miss South Central’s Outstanding Teen 2012, qualifying her to compete at the 2013 Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant. Corrina competed that night with thirteen other young women from across the entire state and walked away, not only as Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen 2013, but also as the Interview winner and Talent winner; for her talent, Corrina performed a Karate Weapons Form. She also won the Spirit Award voted on by her fellow contestants.
In August, Corrina will travel to Orlando, Florida to compete at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014 with 52 other young women representing every state including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen is the little sister program to Miss Minnesota and Miss America Scholarship Programs. The Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program has been organized to encourage positive achievement by helping nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement ofour nation’s youth. This competition is intended to encourage and reward the talent, communication skills, community service, and academic achievement of girls between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age. If you or someone you know is interested in competing, please visit missminnesota.org for more information. Please “like” the Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen Facebook page to stay up to date with Corrina and her year as Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen 2013 or follow her blog www.missmnot2013.blogspot.com.
Photo Credit: Sarah Morreim Photography