July 2018


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Our mission is to support and educate the young men and women of tomorrow. May our time together be one of love, encouragement, respect, and honor. May we grow in all knowledge, and obtain balance through God's will.

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There are many people behind the scenes that make this program run smoothly and brilliantly. Each one important to the ultimate success of our program.

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The Southwest Communicator

Miss 2018 Newsletter

Hello Southwest Michigan Family!

My name is Brianna McQuistine Gleason and I am excited to begin my journey as Miss Southwest Michigan 2018. I would like to introduce myself. I am 20 years old and I recently completed my sophomore year at Southwestern Michigan College. I am working towards an elementary education degree.

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Teen 2018 Newsletter

Hello Southwest Family,

My name is Ashley Lynn Little and I am Miss Southwest Michigan Teen 2018. I’m 15 years old and from Coloma. I attend Coloma High School as a freshman also known as a 9th grader. I have 3 siblings, an older brother Zachary, an older sister Alyssa, and a little brother, the baby of the bunch Anthony. I live with my parents Jason and Crystal Little, two of my siblings Alyssa and Anthony and our two dogs Haley and Diesel. Over my year of service I have, and will continue to advocate for Alzheimer's Awareness.

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Pre-Teen 2018 Newsletter

Dear Southwest Friends and Family,

My name is London Adrianne Jolynn Tucker and I am in sixth grade at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. I’m eleven years old.  My parents are Mike and Nichole Tucker of South Haven.  I have three brothers: Michael, Tyler and Cole and three sisters: Halie, Ciara and Ireland.  I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that helps young girls like myself develop the self-confidence necessary to become a caring individual who will be of service to others in their community.

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Princess 2018 Newsletter

Dear Southwest Friends and Family,

My name is Makenna Kate O’Donoghue and I am nine years old.   I am finishing up third grade at EP Clarke Elementary School in St Joseph, Michigan.  My parents are Mark and Kim O’Donoghue. I have one sister, Kennedy, she is three years old.   I am so excited to have been crowned Southwest Michigan’s Princess for 2018!  I think the Southwest program is so great because they teach young girls like myself the confidence and leadership skills that are necessary to become future leaders. 

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Ms. 2018 Newsletter

Dear Southwest Family,

My name is Heather Marie Walter Ms. Southwest Michigan 2018.  I am 32 years old and reside in the beautiful community of Niles Michigan. I graduated in 2004, from John F. Kennedy in Taylor Michigan.  In 2005, I moved to Niles and have lived there since.  I am the Transportation Manager at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo.  My parents are Daniel Lee Walter and Patricia Lynn Walter.  I have two wonderful children that always keep me on my toes. Kaitlynne is 13 and is a Freshman at Niles High School.  She is on the Junior Varsity cheer squad and has done competitive cheer since she was four years old.  Zach is ten years old and is in sixth grade at Ring Larder Middle School in Niles.  He plays soccer and loves to tinker around building various things.


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