Zdun named Miss Wisconsin Rapids 2021
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Miss Wisconsin Rapids Scholarship Organization has appointed Ariel Zdun as Miss Wisconsin Rapids 2021. Zdun’s reign officially began on Nov. 7, on what would have been the 2021 competition date.
“Being named Miss Wisconsin Rapids 2021 is surreal to say the least. With the pandemic happening and becoming a resident assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, I did not think this opportunity would come again. 2020 is definitely a year to remember, but I am excited nonetheless and cannot wait for this journey,” says Zdun.
During her year of service, Zdun will actively promote her initiative, “Support Our Troops” which aims to advocate for and support men and women in active duty, along with our veterans.
“I want to bring awareness to all of our service members to ensure we live in a safe community, while promoting what we can do to support them. Dressing up as a princess doesn’t sound too bad either,” she added.
Zdun was crowned during a virtual event on Nov. 7, allowing community members and supporters to watch from a distance.
Currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, she is excited to apply the added scholarship assistance in pursuing her degree in elementary education. Zdun currently works as a Resident Assistant in the dorm halls at UWSP. She is also employed as a waitress at Pittsville Café and as a receptionist at Trendsetters Act II.
During her time at John Edwards High School, she served as president of the National Honors Society and was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and student council.
The Miss Wisconsin Rapids Scholarship Competition extended their appreciation to Miss Wisconsin Rapids 2020, Tabitha Hoyt for her year of service.
“Thanks for sharing your talent and poised demeanor with the Wisconsin Rapids community the past year; we are so incredibly proud of you and we wish you continued success in your future endeavors,” Miss Wisconsin Rapids Co-Executive Directors, Morgan Simon and Tianna Vanderhei stated.