Written by Wolf Point Herald
Carry Vandall, 16-year- old daughter of Scott and Andrea Vandall of Wolf Point, will be participating in the Miss Teen Montana pageant in Missoula Oct. 6-7.
Shirley Vandall and Don and Judy Boysun are her grandparents. Her great-grandmothers are LaVonne Mason and Lorraine Walley.
Miss Teen Montana is not a beauty pageant; rather, it is a nationally recognized organization that wants to find the ideal teen to represent the United States. They look for bright, upstanding young women who want to make a difference in their community. They want to help them achieve their dreams. It is sponsored by Donald Trump.
The Montana State University 4-H Extension office sent Carry an entry application to fill out and return along with her picture. She was accepted as a contestant for the State of Montana and awarded the title of “Miss Wolf Point Teen” by pageant officials.
Lori Tervola, a former “Miss Wolf Point Teen,” has been mentoring Vandall in preparation for the pageant.
Vandall has won numerous awards at local county fairs during her five years as a 4-H member. She is currently a junior at Wolf Point High School and has been the wrestling team manager and is the JV volleyball captain. She participates in volleyball and tennis and was the only freshman at Wolf Point High School to attend the state tournament for tennis in 2011.
Her school year has been a whirlwind beginning with being chosen as her junior class homecoming princess and being inducted into the National Honor Society.
However, the pageant comes with unexpected expenses for her family with the entry fee, professional pictures, gowns for the judging and traveling to Missoula. Placing in the pageant will result in a scholarship to help finance her dream of becoming a small animal veterinarian. Several fundraisers have been held to help offset the costs.