BRIDGMAN — A new royal court has been crowned to represent the community of Baroda.

During a “Hometown” pageant held Jan. 8 in the Bridgman High School Auditorium, Hannah Bogner began her reign as Miss Baroda 2022 (with Ella Fogelsonger as First Runner-up/Miss Congemiality and Second Runner-up Gabby Parker). Joining them in the court are Miss Teen Baroda Allie Ramirez; Miss Junior Teen Ava Campbell; and Little Miss Baroda 2022 Addison Leshman.

“It feels like a dream,” Bogner said moments after being crowned.

Bogner, a senior at St. Joseph High School (where she is on the Honor Roll and has received Academic Letters), is a four-time speech champion at the Berrien County Youth Fair, is a member of regional, state and all-state MSVNA choirs, participates in varsity softball, leader of co-ed ensemble and an academic mentor for choir.

Hannah plans to attend college, earn a degree in music education, and teach at the high school level.

Little Miss Addison is a second-grader at Roosevelt Elementary. She is involved in dance, ballet and tap, likes to play with her dog, draw and make art projects.

Junior Teen Ava is in the fourth grade at E.P. Clarke Elementary, is involved in Cross Fit Kids, jazz and piano, likes to play outside with her twin sister and friends, read, color and cook with her mom.

Miss Teen Allie is an 8th grader at Lakeshore Middle School and is involved in volleyball, band, Jazz Band, choir, Honors choir, and Science Olympiad. She is also on the Honor Roll. 

Also participating in the pageant were Deonna Cross (Miss Teen) and Zoe Sauder (Little Miss Baroda).

Saying their good-byes (and crowning this year’s court) were: Miss Baroda 2021 Lauren Wolf; Mr. Baroda 2021 Joe Kissane; First Runner-up and Miss Congeniality 2021 Reneigh Sandmann; Second Runner-up Emily Ludwig; and Miss Junior Teen 2021 Lola Kerschbaum; (Ava Campbell was Little Miss Baroda 2021).

Emcee for the pageant was China Stockbarger, a Bridgman High School graduate currently a senior at St. Mary’s College majoring in Marketing and minoring in Mathematics. She reigned as Miss Baroda in 2018.

Judges were: (Little Miss Baroda) – Julia Pechtel; Kelly Schmaltz Wilford; and Emma Haygood; (Miss Teen Baroda) – Sarah Johnson; Amelia Hall; and Tiffany Griffin; (Miss Baroda) – Jacki Fazekas; Alyson Wendzel; and Kinsey Leemaster.

Pages were Paxton Beyer, Payton Beyer and Lexi Parker. Teller was Lisa Hanson of United Federal Credit Union.

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