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Page 8 Vct Jl ("x"ll MI JNITV 1F Tt, r= - July 18, 2012 II Holiday From page 1 sold 594. They received half of the number of tickets they sold in scholarship money. The Drum Corps won two three- day passes to the Oregon Jamboree. Tagen Johnson finished second, winning a pair of three-day passes to the Harvest Moon Blues Festival. Paul Rowton Jr. placed third in the talent show, winning $50. Also competing in the talent show were Cheyenne Patton and Cody Cannon. Miller said she was surprised she won the queen title. "This is completely outside my comfort zone," Miller said. "I'm glad I did it. It's amazing." That's one of the reasons she joined the court, she said. She wanted to get outside her comfort zone, and she achieved her goal. All four princesses talked about setting goals during their speeches. "Even when life is hard and you want to give up, you cannot give in," Miller said. She related the story of Shelley Mann, who won the Olympic gold medal in the 100 butterfly in 1956. A victim of polio at age 6, her parents took her to the pool to aid her recovery. She set goals, Miller said, first to swim the width of the pool, then the length and then several lengths. She set goals until she won the gold medal. She related the story of the hare and the tortoise, explaining that steadiness and persistence pay off. "When I was young, I wanted to be good at math," Miller said. Her brother would come home and tell her what he learned, and she got a jump in the subject. She has spent the latter half of her life learning from her older siblings and setting goals, she said. Her current goal is to finish college with no debt. She plans to attend Brigham Young University, where she will major in engineering and minor in accounting, and then go on a mission for her church. Miller is the daughter of John and Diane Miller. She is a 2012 graduate of Sweet Home High School. The talent competition was judged on theme, talent and presentation. The court was judged based on interviews, poise, personality, speeches and an impromptu question. Judges were Democrat-Herald county reporter and former The New Era Publisher Alex Paul, victim's advocate Beth Shook of See Holiday, page 16 Photos by Sean C. Morgan Shriners entertain the crowd during the Grand Parade. For many more photos of Sportsman's Holiday activi- ties, see the slide show in the 2012 Sportsman 'S Holiday photo gallery at sweethomenews.com. Pioneer Picnic and Sportsman's Holiday court members pose for a group shot after the coronation. From left are Pioneer Picnic Queen Rose Garber, Princess Kayla Mackenzie Wickline, Queen Anne Marie Miller, Princess Candalynn Johnson, Prin- cess Chancey Fuesler, and Pioneer Picnic Princess Kaitlyn Lafferty. At right, 2011 Queen Kimber Swanson crowns new Queen Anne Marie Miller. Tony Ramirez of Safeway hands out goodies, from front, to Jaxon Smith, Lukas Stegner and Blaidin Hugley. Photo by Chris Pinto Sportsman's Holiday fireworks light up the sky over Foster Lake Saturday night. Photo by Chris Pinto Gracie Furst competes in ages 8-9 choker setting at the Logger Olym- pics Saturday afternoon. Grand Marshals Lerena and Howard Ruby enjoy the parade from the Photo by Scott Swanson cozy confines of a classic automobile. The Joyful Noise Quartet performs during the Gospel Jamboree Sunday afternoon in Sankey Park.