Cassey Hickman has been crowned Miss Morris for 2013. Hickman received
her crown in a coronation ceremony on Saturday, July 13. Hickman ran
on a platform titled, “SMA Awareness – Equal Access For All.” SMA
stands for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a motor neuron disease.
The judges awarded the title of Ambassador to two other Miss Morris
contestants. Samantha Searle and Katia Vantries will represent Morris
along with Hickman at upcoming festivals and parades.
Chelsea Swiggum was crowned Miss Midwest. Swiggum is from Prior Lake,
Minnesota. Abigale Bodene was crowned runner-up in the competition.
Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh was at Saturday’s competition. Miss Morris
Cassey Hickman and Miss Midwest Chelsea Swiggum will compete in the
Miss Minnesota Pageant next June.