MISS ST. CROIX VALLEY
Class of 2018
Director: Berniece "Bernie" Meyer
Next Competition Date: February 23, 2019
Hill Murray High School
Social Impact: For One in Eight, Let's Change Their Fate
Michelle Bergh is a singer, actress, emcee/speaker and model from Stillwater, MN. She began her vocal training at age six. A PSEO/dual-enrollment student, she will continue working towards her BA in Music Production/Vocal Performance.
Michelle has acted in over 20 films/music videos and has recorded 16 original songs. She's currently collaborating with "Dr. Fink" (Prince's former keyboardist/co-producer) on a five-song EP. Her modeling work has included Target, Lifetouch, Prom Catalog and on-location for Amanda Ferguson Photography.
An avid volunteer since age five, Michelle has volunteered over 2000 hours. She organized and directed her first charity talent show at age nine for Polar Bears International.
Michelle's platform is "For One in Eight, Let's Change Their Fate" because 1:8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Michelle has partnered with Susan G. Komen, which provides free mammograms and is invested in over 500 research studies to find a cure.
A top Komen fund raiser for the past ten years, Michelle's efforts include door knocking, producing talent shows, Queen Elsa events, organizing race teams and more. She volunteers at pre-race events and has performed at the start of three races, in front of 40,000 people. At age 14, Komen selected her to represent them with a keynote speech at We Day, where she spoke to a live audience of 19,000 teens, and it was live-streamed worldwide. Komen selected her to be featured in the Mpls./St. Paul Magazine, Star Tribune (twice) and to be interviewed on the WCCO-TV Morning Show. In March, she was interviewed by Kare-11 TV for a Komen PSA.
Additionally, Michelle is an emcee for MusicLink and is a monthly guest co-host/performer at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital Star Studio.
Learn more about Susan G. Komen and Michelle's other community service projects at: www.michellebergh.com.