MISS CHAIN OF LAKES
Class of 2018
Class of 2018
Director: Katherine Majkrzak
Pageant Date: January 5, 2019
Circle Pines, Minnesota
Talent: Vocal Performance
Social Impact Initiative: CPR: Save a Life
Miss Chain of Lakes 2018 Maren Anderson has a passion for health care. She became interested in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when she was 15 years old and became CPR certified as a lifeguard. She has since learned more about the technique, going on to receive health care provider level certification while taking classes to get on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). She has volunteered as an EMT for events such as Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. Although she hasn't yet had to save a life, she has confidence in her ability to perform CPR. Her platform, CPR: Save a Life, encourages people to learn the skills necessary that could one day save the life of a loved one or a stranger. By advocating and educating in schools, youth and civic organizations, she hopes to increase the number of lives saved as a result of CPR administration.
The oldest of six children, one of Maren's siblings was adopted from Nicaragua. Helping those less fortunate than herself is so fulfilling that she traveled to Nicaragua multiple times on mission trips. Each time she became more fluent in Spanish. While in Nicaragua, she realized what a valuable privilege health care is in the United States. All of these experiences are informing her future career as she anticipates the need to connect and communicate with patients, fellow nurses, doctors, and any other medical personnel within the health care facility. Maren worked for Duluth Sports Medical as an on-site EMT for sporting events in the area. So she has the opportunity to minister to those who are hurting and help them recover.
She loves to sing in worship praise team and in musicals. She had the privilege of singing at Carnegie Hall with her high school choir several years ago. She is known for being a diligent worker and team player. As an athlete, she competed in cross country, track and volleyball. She won state awards with her 4-H demonstrations.
Maren graduated in spring 2018 with a B.A. in Human Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has been named to the Dean's List and awarded for scholastic and community achievements. She plans to continue her education in the Twin Cities to obtain a doctorate in nursing practice.