(Cary, IL – 05/17/2023) On Wednesday, May 17, twenty-one dynamic young women competed for the crown in the 2023 Miss Cary-Grove Business Leadership Pageant at Cary-Grove High School in Cary, Illinois. Congratulations to 2023 Miss Cary-Grove, Alexa Snyder, who was sponsored by The Animal Doctor. Alexa will receive a $3,000.00 scholarship for college. 1st Runner Up, Kaitlyn Maynor, sponsored by Cookies By Victoria-Victoria Lee, will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. 2nd Runner Up, Megan Streit, sponsored by 750 Cucina Rustica, will be receiving a $750.00 scholarship. Additional winners were Miss Congeniality Madison Reed, sponsored by Source One Tax and Accounting, and Megan Streit also won the title of Miss Eloquent. All the candidates did an incredible job representing our community and their business sponsors.
Many thanks to the Pageant Committee, Ellen McAlpine of Connexus Credit Union, Sandra Nies of Huntington National Bank, and Shannon Morreale of State Farm Insurance-Shannon Morreale Agency.
A special thank you to the candidate sponsors: 750 Cucina Rustica, About Better Living-Lee Frisch, Baird and Warner-Michelle Mackey, Brunch Café, Cary Dental Associates, Cary Firefighters Association, Cary-Grove Performing Arts Centre, Complete Family Wellness, Cookies By Victoria, Galati's Hideaway, Lewis Counseling Group, Livian Chicagoland-Beth Repta, Malooley Chiropractic, Mathnasium of Cary, New York Life Insurance-Vesela Nikay, NWS Home Advisors-Neil Williams, Source Team Tax and Accounting Inc., Stryker, The Animal Doctor, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Vaclavek Hartman Vaclavek, P.C.
Thank you to our additional event sponsors: Cary Park District, Chick-fil-A-Crystal Lake, Kids 'R' Kids Cary-Grove, La Pizza Via, Modern Canvas Company, Plum Grove, Inc., Saints Peter & Paul School, Think Big Go Local, the Village of Cary, and the Village of Fox River Grove. A very special thank you to Demel Portraits for providing the pre-pageant photography photos, 400 Ft. and Below Photography for being the event photographer, Periwinkle Florist, Wildrose Floral Design and Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center for the evening’s flowers.
We would also like to thank all the Cary-Grove Chamber members that donated to the gift bags the candidates were presented with at the end of the evening: American Family-Jim Dawe, Arbonne International, Teri Sarallo, Baird & Warner-Michelle Mackey, Brothers BBQ Food Truck, Cary Area Public Library, Cary Dairy Ice Cream Café, Cary Dental Associates, Cary Travel Express, Clarke's Bakery, Demel Portraits, Farmers Insurance-Courtney Gurion, Farmers Insurance-Russ Gruber, Fox River Grove Memorial Library, Infinite Options Counseling, Lavelle Law, Mary Kay-Lisa Raupp, Mathnasium Cary, Megan Schnaebele Photography, RamenDoBo Noodle Bar, Tasty Sushi, Cookies by Victoria, Wicked Scents by Gabi, and XP Performance and Coaching.