Four candidates vie for Miss Hammond crownFour 2012 Miss Hammond hopefuls will compete for the crown Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. during the 2012 Hammond Royalty Pageant.
By: Gretta Stark, New Richmond News
The 2012 Miss Hammond Candidates are Abbie Constant, Brittany Doornink, Kayla Boyd and Makayla Campion. The Miss Hammond candidates will compete for the crown Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. during the 2012 Hammond Royalty Pageant.
Abbie Constant , daughter of Kelly and Tracy Constant, has lived in Hammond her entire life. She enjoys reading, camping, knitting and spending time with her friends. She is a cheerleader for wrestling and football and is involved in volunteering, scouting, 4-H and her church.
Constant said she’d like to be Miss Hammond to serve her community.
“I thought it would be a great way to serve my community while meeting new people in surrounding communities,” Constant said.
Constant said her favorite thing about Hammond is the fact that it’s a small community where everyone knows each other.
“It is a friendly place,” Constant said, “where you feel safe and comfortable walking down the streets.”
Constant plans to use youth options this year to take her general education college courses while still in high school and apply to Colorado State University where she plans to enter the biochemistry program.
Brittany Doornink, daughter of Aaron and Spring Doornink, has lived in Hammond for eight years. Her hobbies are four-wheeling, hanging out with her friends and family, watching movies and having bonfires. She works at New Richmond 8 Theater in the concessions stand, and does volunteering, Scouts and 4-H. She is active in her church and works concession stands for the Future Farmers of America.
Doornink said she’d like to be Miss Hammond because it looks good on a college application, sounded fun and she wanted to wear a crown and dress.
Doornink listed the things she likes about living in Hammond.
“Friendly people, not a lot of people, good education,” Doornink said.
In the future, Doornink plans to go to college, move out of the state, get married and enjoy life.
Kayla Boyd, daughter of Kirsty Olson Boyd and David Boyd, has lived in Hammond for four years. She has previously lived in St. Cloud, Minn., Hudson, Bordman and Roberts.
At school, she is an officer for the Future Farmers of America, a cheerleader, a section leader in women’s choir, a chamber choir member and is involved in theater, forensics and rockband. In the community, Boyd is involved in volunteering, church, Scouts and 4-H, through which she acted at Spring Valley Stage Hands. Her hobbies are walking, singing, acting, swimming, camping and being with friends.
Boyd said she would like to be Miss Hammond in order to share the experience with friends.
“And I want to represent Hammond the best way I can,” Boyd said.
Boyd said her favorite thing about Hammond is the fact it’s a small town that always has something going on that the community can participate in.
In the future, Boyd plans to go to college, where she will major in genetics and minor in music.
Makayla Campion has lived in Hammond for eight years. She lived in Cottage Grove, Minn. previously. Her parents are Rachel and Dylan McHenry, Hammond, and Robert Campion of Cottage Grove, Minn.
Campion’s hobbies are dancing, camping, walking her dog and spending time with family and friends.
Campion is involved in dance at school, and church in the community. She works at home as a babysitter.
Campion said she would like to be Miss Hammond because of the way living in Hammond has improved her life.
“Hammond has changed my life in such a good way,” Campion said, “and running to be a Miss Hammond Princess and supporting my town is my way of saying thank you.”
Campion said her favorite thing about Hammond is the small town atmosphere.
“I love small towns,” Campion said. “They make me feel secure.”
In the future, Campion plans to go to a four-year college and find a job working with children.
Miss Hammond 2012 will be announced at the pageant on Aug. 10.