La Pine Frontier Days

Miss La Pine Frontier Days

2016 Miss La Pine Frontier Days - Maddie Henshaw

Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone crowns the 2016 Miss Frontier Days, Maddie Henshaw at the La Pine Sportsman Show.

Congratulations to our 2016 Miss Frontier Days, Maddie Henshaw!

In a letter from Matt Montgomery, LPHS Principal, Maddison Henshaw is described as a high school senior who is set apart from the rest of her class because of her good grades, community involvement and athleticism. Maddie carries a GPA of 3.40 and ranks near the top ten of her class.

Her coach adds that Maddie has been an Honor Roll member for three years while she participated in Volleyball where she was captain of the team, Cheerleading and Track and Field. Even with an injury, she never missed a practice! Her love of animals and photography are also well known to her friends and teachers. Maddie has served La Pine Relay for Life, the Christmas Basket Association, the La Pine Rodeo Association, and is the current LPHS Yearbook Editor. She has also volunteered for a local wildlife rehab organization.

As for helping in the community? Here is a small example of her kind heart and willing spirit. On a sunny afternoon in late April, one of her new neighbors, an older woman who seemed to working alone on a big project outside pulling weeds, well, all of a sudden, Maddie was there with a shovel to help. That is the kind of young woman she is. Together the new neighbor- who called Maddie, Patty, because she did not hear her name correctly, and our young volunteer finished pulling every last one of the Spotted Knapweeds!

Why is Maddie the kind of young woman we want to represent Frontier Days? Her personal story is what has motivated her to succeed. Suffering the loss of many loved ones and going through the divorce of her parents at age 8, Maddie has bonded with her mother, Kindra Barker, and together they have overcome obstacles of being a single parent family because of the love that the two of them share and because they take time to communicate with each other and give each other the support and hard work it takes to make a strong family unit.

Maddie has grown up in La Pine and she has always loved Frontier Days. It has been something that she has looked forward to each summer because it "something fun and family friendly that really brings the community together"

This year Maddie will be out front of Frontier Days as its representative and she can lead the way, creating what she deems, "… a good, clean, safe place for everyone in the community of all ages to come together and make memories!" Thank you Maddie and congratulations! You deserve the title of Miss frontier Days 2016!"

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