Manitowoc Lincoln High 2012 alumnus Courtney Pelot represented her hometown and state "with grace and poise" at the Miss America contest this month in Atlantic City, a leader told the Herald Times Reporter.
In the end, the crown went to Miss Arkansas.
But Pelot, who has made literacy her campaign since being named Miss Wisconsin in June, says she enjoyed the rare experience in the national limelight, made lasting friends and already is planning reunions with fellow contestants. She also wasted no time jumping back into her Miss Wisconsin role, handing out books to children at Milwaukee schools and promising to take part in hometown events, including Lincoln High's Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.
Pelot told the newspaper: "I love to come home to see friends and family and serve the community I grew up in and love so much."
Watch 2012 LHS alumnus Courtney Pelot compete for the Miss America crown - live on ABC at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.
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Pelot won the Miss Wisconsin pageant in June and is vying to become Miss America 2017 in Atlantic City, N.J.
A Manitowoc native and Miss Green Bay Area title holder, Pelot danced for her talent portion of the competition. Her platform is "Open Books, Open Opportunity: Promoting Literacy in Our Communities."
Reconnect with your old classmates! Watch an exciting game. See the parade. Enjoy the tailgate. Oooh and ahhh at the fireworks.
Join us for Lincoln High's 2016 Homecoming.
Sept. 27, Tuesday: Dodge Ball Tournament at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 28, Wednesday: Powder Puff Game at 6:00-8:00 p.m. Halftime dance by coaches.
Sept. 30, Friday: Pep Rally at 1:45-3:15 p.m.; Parade at 6:00 p.m.; Tailgate in student Parking lot after parade; Fireworks at Red Arrow at dusk.
Every five years, the Manitowoc Lincoln High School class of 1976 hosts a reunion to gather with old classmates and talk about the days of their youth.
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