The Miss Minden and Spirit of Fasching Scholarship Competition is set to take place on November 11 at 7 p.m. at the Minden High School Auditorium. Every year teens and young women from across the parish and surrounding areas participate in hopes of representing Minden at Miss Louisiana and while doing so, earning scholarship money that can be used to further their education.
Participants will also have an opportunity to represent themselves and a cause close to their hearts. Miss Minden and Spirit of Fasching is excited to give these young ladies a platform to share what they are most passionate about along with providing future networking opportunities, community involvement opportunities and most of all an opportunity to hold their own space in a room with confidence.
The Young Women’s Service Club of Minden, along with the Webster Parish Journal, is happy to highlight each of the women who will be competing for a 2024 title.
Madelyn Victoria-Renee Whitehead is vying for the title of Miss Minden.
The 17-year-old Glenbrook student is planning to attend Louisiana State University in the fall to major in kinesiology with a minor in biological sciences. She plans to use this degree to go to dental school and become a pediatric dentist. Currently, she teaches dance at Cyndi’s School of Dance.
Her accomplishments include UDA All-American Dancer; received many platinum, double platinum, 1st overall, emotional performance and scholarship awards at dance competitions such as NYLA, Streetz, Dupree, and West Coast Dance Explosion; Member of National Honor Socicty, on the Headmaster’s list and received Ist place at the Louisiana High School Rally association in health.
“I enjoy all things that have to do with exercise,” Madelyn said. “I am a member of the Cydni’s School of Dance Senior competition team, I am a member of the Minden Swim team and the Glenbrook swim team, and I am the captain of the Glenbrook Sundancers.”
Madelyn believes another social issue other than her Community Service Initiative of “Move More,” is having confidence.
“It is easy to get wrapped up in the false reality we see online but having confidence is something that can make you successful in life,” she said.
Madelyn plans to perform a jazz dance routine to “I Gotcha.”