Cassville student recognized at Missouri pageant

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Cassville Intermediate School student Lorelei VanDerhoef was recognized as Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Princess for 2017, after participating in the Princess Program at the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Mexico, Mo., June 14 -17. She is pictured walking the pink carpet before the Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant in Florida. VanDerhoef is the daughter of Dan and Leilani VanDerhoef of Cassville, and the granddaughter of DeeAnn Cole of Exeter and Tom and Sharon VanDerhoef of Pioneer. Contributed photo

Lorelei VanDerhoef, a student at Cassville Intermediate School, was recognized as Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Princess for 2017, after participating in the Princess Program at the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Mexico, Mo., June 14 -17.

The Princess Program is an opportunity for girls ages 4 to 12, to be mentored by a local Outstanding Teen title holder throughout the year, and to participate in special events at the Miss Missouri pageant. Pageant activities included introduction on stage during the evening gown competition, variety show, lunch with the contestants, downtown parade and a group dance performed during the final nights of the pageant. 

On June 17, VanDerhoef received honorary title when her Big Sister queen, Heleena Haberer, of Branson, won the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen pageant, beating 25 other contestants. VanDerhoef joined Heleena as her National Princess at the Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, Fla., July 24 – 29.

VanDerhoef participated in pageant activities on stage, pizza parties, helped raise money for Children’s Miracle Network and met the reigning Miss America and Miss America Outstanding Teen. She is the daughter of Dan and Leilani VanDerhoef of Cassville, and granddaughter of DeeAnn Cole of Exeter, and Tom and Sharon VanDerhoef of Pioneer.