|Photo courtesy of Jacob Hilsabeck, Winona Daily News|
Maija Rannikko, a biology major at Saint Mary’s, was named Miss Winona on Sunday. Rannikko’s platform is “Conquering Chiari: Raising Awareness, Creating Hope.” Chiari is a neurological deformation of the brain. Her talent was a trombone solo to the song “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars.
The Duluth native, who currently is a student worker in the President’s Office, was also awarded the spirit award and a $1,300 scholarship.
Two other Saint Mary’s students, Shauna Mayer and Catie Deysach, also competed for the crown.