Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rannikko named Miss Winona

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.