Six to participate as contestants in annual event


Six Seymour High School seniors will compete in the 48th annual Phi Beta Psi sorority Theta Omega chapter queen contest to benefit cancer research.

Kati Curry, Peyton Levine, Bridget Marshall, Allison O’Brien, Katherine Snook and Laken Waskom will help the sorority raise money until its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Pewter Hall, 850 W. Sweet St., Brownstown.

The event includes dinner and a dance with music provided by The Jackson Way.

As is tradition, Theta Omega will conduct a fundraising event that will support its national project of cancer research.

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Collection containers for penny-vote donations have been placed by candidates at area businesses. The contestant who raises the most money through donations from friends, family and businesses and other fundraising will be named queen.

Anyone who wants to make a tax-deductible donation may contact any candidate or sorority member.

The event’s theme is “Run for the Roses, Racing for a Cure,” and tickets are $75 per couple or $38 for a single ticket and may be purchased from a sorority member.

The candidates are:

Kati Curry

Parents: Steve and Patty Curry

Activities: High school marching band and symphonic band, volunteer at Schneck Medical Center in the radiology department, internship at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School as a teacher’s helper and volunteered and worked at Girls Inc. of Jackson County

Future plans: Attend Indiana University Southeast to study education

Peyton Levine

Parents: Matt and Michelle Levine

Activities: Tennis, volleyball, swimming, golf, nine-year 4-H member, 4-H Junior Leaders, student athletic board, church youth group leader, church altar server, D.A.R.E. role model and volunteer for Community Provisions of Jackson County, Community Diner, Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics and United Way Stuff the Bus.

Future plans: Attend Ball State University to study elementary education

Bridget Marshall

Parents: Greg and Jamie Marshall

Activities: Golf, 4-H, FFA, Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society, church youth group, D.A.R.E. role model, student athletic board and volunteer with Sertoma Christmas Miracle, The Salvation Army bell ringer and the Jackson County Fair

Future plans: Attend University of St. Francis to study finance and play golf

Allison O’Brien

Parents: Greg and Christine O’Brien

Activities: Latin Club, Empowerment Club, National Honor Society, student athletic board, representative for unified track and field, makeup artist for the school musical, D.A.R.E. role model, election official at the recent election and volunteer with Sertoma Christmas Miracle, Cops and Kids and Special Olympics

Future plans: Major in biochemistry and attend medical school

Katherine Snook

Parents: Pamela Snook-Tidd and John Snook

Activities: Soccer, wrestling, softball, National Honor Society, marching band, concert band, Riley Dance Marathon, Key Club, Pep Club, Empowerment Club, D.A.R.E. role model, St. Ambrose youth leader and mission trip, junior counselor at Camp Lakeview Ministries and Read Jackson County.

Future plans: Major in biochemistry and attend medical school to become a surgeon

Laken Waskom

Parents: David and Stacey Waskom

Activities: Golf, tennis, 4-H, National Honor Society, Latin Club, Riley Dance Marathon committee, student athletic board, intern at Blue and Co and member of Redeemer Lutheran Church

Future plans: Attend college to study actuarial science or accounting

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