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Meet your SnowFest! Queen Candidates

Come see the crowning of this years SnowFest! Queen in person. Girls compete against each other in the following categories: ticket sales, community involvement and interview, extracurricular activities, essay, and grade point average. Every year local sponsors make this annual tradition a momentous occasion. This year, special thanks go to Dress the Part(y) for donating the tiara for the crowning of the Queen. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit numerous non-profit organizations which sponsor each candidate.

Hillary Stoner is a senior and student body president at North Tahoe High School. She was the head of Prom Committee and junior class president during the 2007-08 school year. Hillary volunteers in the community and is a varsity basketball and softball player at North Tahoe High. Hillary describes herself as being very family-oriented and lists her two sisters as her best friends. Hillary will be attending Cal Berkeley, Cal Poly or University of Washington in the fall. She plans to return to Tahoe after college because nothing could keep her away too long.

Lily McDermott is a 16- years-old junior at North Tahoe High School. She has been the president of the Drama Club since its inception two years ago. In the current school play, Nothing But The Truth, Lily plays Rory, the lead role. She is also involved with the Interact Club, a community service club, which has been seen around town painting faces at the Granlibakken business party and spending time with the areas senior citizens. Lily enjoys playing tennis and has played on the tennis team for three years. She is the student representative for the North Tahoe PUD. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and listening to music. After high school she looks forward to traveling and plans to participate in foreign exchange, hopefully to France, before continuing her education.

Beverly is a sophomore at North Tahoe High School. She is running for SnowFest! Queen with a sponsorship from ARC, Adventure Risk Challenge. ARC is a 40-day summer program to help English language learners, which Beverly attended during the summer of 2008. Beverly stays busy playing on the school basketball team, even though shes been in an arm cast since the middle of January. She also spends time volunteering at various community events such as the Community Clean Up Day and at the Boys andamp; Girls Club. She is also part of the Mariposa Club, an all-girls club, at school. Beverly lives in Kings Beach with her parents and two sisters and brother where she enjoys helping her mother cook and clean. Although at this point college is more than two years away, Beverly has aspirations to someday become a nurse.

Born and raised in Tahoe City (on the opening night of SnowFest!), Hannah Hauserman is now a junior at North Tahoe High School. She is a part of the leadership program and is currently the junior class president and chair for the prom committee. She is a singles player on the tennis team and plays the flute in the band. She has been a dancer at the Tahoe Dance School for 10 years, currently dancing ballet and tap. She enjoys planning events and being involved in the community; as a part of the Interact Club at North Tahoe, as a Senior Girl Scout for 13 years, and any other way she can get involved. In her spare time she likes to travel and wants to see the world one day. SnowFest! has given her the chance to reach out to the Lake Tahoe community and help a local non-profit that in turn helps elementary school kids.

Sierra Postler is a junior at North Tahoe High School. She was born in Reno, because her mother, Laura, gave birth to premature triplets and local hospitals couldnt handle the procedure at the time. She has lived in Kings Beach her whole life and is very happy to have that privilege. She lives with her mother and father, Chris, and triplet sisters Amber and Carlie. Her after-high school plans include going to community college and possibly majoring in journalism. Sierra is an avid runner, winning Most Valuable Runner two years in a row on the North Tahoe cross country team. She is a self-described band geek and enjoys playing the flute, trumpet and piccolo in Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. She is also part of the Prom Committee, Interact Club, Youth in Action, Executive Council(for band) and the Drama Club, and plays three sports a year – cross country running, Nordic and track. Sierra has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and is currently the president of her Venture Scout Crew. Her goal in running for Queen is to raise as much money as possible for TMA. And her inspiration for running is her eldest sister, Melissa, who was a SnowFest! Queen. Friendship and family, above all else, are extremely important to Sierra and she prides herself in her extremely optimistic attitude and love of life.


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