Class of 2017
Dual Pageant with Miss Bemidji
Director: Angie Pagnac
Pageant Date: September 23, 2017
Talent: Pic Skating
Platform: Juvenile Cancer Awareness
Kendra started skating in girl’s hockey at the age of 4. However, she really blossomed when she turned her attention to figure skating. Kendra is a double gold medalist with the U.S. Figure Skating Association, having completed testing at that level in both Moves In the Field and Ice Dancing. Out of 40,000 test levels completed in a typical year by the USFSA, only 3% are at the Gold Level status. It is the highest award given by the USFSA and is the culmination of years of hard work. Kendra plans to continue her figure skating career and education by attending the University of Minnesota Duluth with plans to join the synchronized skating team and major in Biology. Kendra will bring her love of Ice Dancing to the stage by performing her talent number on Pic Skates to the song: “I Feel Better When I’m Dancing”, by Meghan Trainor. Kendra’s platform is: “Shine a Light on Pediatric Cancer”. Cancer is an awful disease, no matter the victim’s age, but it’s even worse when the victim is a child. 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before they reach the age of 20. Less than 4% of funding for cancer research is dedicated to pediatric cancer. Sometimes the cancer treatment given to children has been designed for adults. At times, current pediatric cancer options pose a greater risk than they currently offer help. The treatments designed for an adult are not made for treating the fragile body of a child. The harsh effects of the treatment can further weaken the child’s body and defenses. Kendra has volunteered with the Children’s Miracle Network, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Roger Maris 5K, and is an active Ambassador for the American Childhood Cancer Organization.