Class of 2018
Director: Theresa Leggate
Pageant Date: January 26, 2019
Platform: Creating Generation Healthy
Annika is the daughter of Kevin and June Kovar. She is recent inductee into the Minnesota Honor society and honor student at Perham High School, where her favorite subjects are Public Speaking and Intro to Business. Not only is she busy in the classroom, she is a Captain on the Varsity Speech Leadership Team, where she competes in multiple categories from Humor to Drama. Last season she qualified for state and earned the Coaches Choice Award. Annika is also involved in several other activities including, Swimming, Diving, Track, Student Council, Interact, Concert Choir, Swing Choir, St Henry's Youth Choir and was most recently nominated by her teachers to her High School's new Site Council. Her talent is singing anything from musical theater to Italian Opera. She has been awarded multiple Superior rankings at State Music Competitions for solo, ensemble and treble choir and has had the esteemed honor of participating in the Windy City Music Festival in Chicago.
Annika's platform is Creating Generation Healthy. She loves to share her joy for nutrition and physical activity with others, focusing on today's' youth. To help combat our nation's Childhood Obesity rates, Annnika encourages children to make healthy eating choices, and engage in at least 60 minutes of active play each day. She promotes an easy two step plan called "ME," the "M" is for Move More and the "E" is for Eat Real. To help promote her platform she has created an organization called Little Sprouts Garden Gang which partners with child care homes throughout the state providing free seeds to plant gardens. Last year she partnered with 35 childcare homes in 21 different cities throughout Minnesota, and is pleased to announce that this year she will be partnering with 100 childcare homes and centers. In addition, Annika produced children's workout videos, called Fit Kids Get Active with Annika. She volunteers regularly as an activities leader at Great Beginnings Child Care, and has spent many hours as a volunteer gymnastics coach. She is also a student representative for Perham's Community Wellness Committee. What's next? Annika is currently working on publishing her own Children's Book to help educate more kids about her platform, sales from the book will be donated to CMN and Creating Generation Healthy.