Shad Derby Queen crowned
By -- Press Release --
Windsor - posted Thu., May. 12, 2011
The new Shad Derby Queen was crowned recently at the 46th annual Shad Derby Coronation Ball held at the Windsor Marriott. The crowning is the culmination of several activities in which the Queen candidates participated. The Ball was hosted by the Windsor Junior Woman’s Club.
At the Ball, all the candidates responded to the statement, “If you don’t risk anything, you risk more.” This speech was actually their third judging event. Their first judging event was the Gala event, which was held in March. Each candidate gave an introductory speech that comprised 15 percent of their overall score. In April, they had private interviews with the judges, which comprised 60 percent of their overall score. This event comprised 25 percent of their overall score.
The first award given was the Mary Ellin Messina Community Service Award, which is sponsored by the Windsor Junior Woman’s Club. The winner was Thao Le, Miss Goodman Speakers Bureau, who received $600.
Miss Congeniality was chosen by her fellow candidates. The winner was Hailey Mays, Miss Whistle Stop Café, who received a $500 savings bond.
The Second Princess was Caroline Lange, Miss Windsor Jaycees, who received a $1,000 savings bond.
The First Princess was Thao Le, Miss Goodman Speakers Bureau, who received a $1,500 savings bond.
The Princess Royal was Brynn Stoecklin, Miss Union Street Tavern, who received a $2,000 savings bond. They also received pewter bowls donated by Ashley’s.
But, the big moment everyone had been waiting for was when Kaelyn Moore, Miss Windsor Kiwanis, was announced as the 2011 Shad Derby Queen. Moore received a tiara donated by Jewelers of America, Inc., courtesy of Bill Selig Jewelers, and a $3,000 savings bond, and will represent Windsor, along with her royal court, in the Shad Derby Parade to be held on Saturday, May 21.