Wendy Nelson is Keizer’s Junior Miss 2011.
In winning the title, she bested a field that included 21 other contestants. Rebecca LaPorte was first runner-up.
Nelson wowed the audience with her rendition of “I Feel Pretty” from “West Side Story,” a song written and composed by Leonard Bernstein, during the talent portion. Contestants were also judged on poise, scholastic achievement, fitness and self expression.
The Keizer’s Junior Miss program was held Saturday, May 15, at the Ken Collins Theatre.
The McNary junior is the daughter of Cindy and Ross Nelson. She wants to attend Brigham Young Universiy and major in political science and/or music education.
See Friday’s Keizertimes for more from the program.