With her sister Katie standing next to her as first runner up, Kimberly Sawyer was crowned Miss Wisconsin last night after a three day pageant in Oshkosh. After talking with the girl’s mother Jackie Sawyer today, she said the family was excited both girls made the top 11 but when Kimberly and Katie were alone on the stage the crowd went wild. With foreheads touching waiting for the winner to be announced, Katie said she knew and wanted her older sister to win and was thrilled to be on stage together… and you know what? That came from the heart.
Daughters of John Sawyer who is Mark’s cousin (Kimberly is Mark’s Goddaughter) Kimberly graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere with plans for graduate school while her sister Katie is a student at UW-Green Bay. Kimberly walked away with a ten thousand dollar scholarship and a car to drive for a year while sister Katie received a two thousand dollar scholarship.
Not to be left out, Miss Door County, Crystal Burke a Sevastopol High School graduate and John and Jackie’s son Tom Sawyer’s girlfriend was also in the Miss Wisconsin pageant and will attend Ripon College this fall.
We are really proud of all three Door County girls and even if we can’t get tickets, we are headed to Las Vegas in January for the Miss America 2011 Pageant. Sawyer girls RULE!!!