The 2018 Bud Prince & Princess & Miss Jr Teen Blossomtime Pageant

Bud Prince court photo from left to right Jason O’dell Brister Jr. 1st Runner Up, Jacob Iwaniuk Bud Prince, Alvin Tran 2nd Runner Up.

Bud princess court photo from left to right MadisonGrzywacz 1st Runner Up, Kaylin Hauch Bud Princess, Olivia Dupree 2nd Runner Up.

Junior Teen Court from left to right: Paxton Beyer 2nd Runner Up, Alexandra Parker Junior Teen Queen, Makena Mihalik 2nd Runner Up.

The 2018 Bud Prince & Princess

& Miss Jr Teen Blossomtime Pageant


Twenty-two children between the ages of 6 and 12 competed Saturday October 14th for the titles of Blossomtime Bud Prince & Princess and Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime. The pageant was held at the St. Joseph High School Auditorium.  Tying into the 2018 Blossomtime Theme; “Roll Out the Red Carpet”.  The contestants performed a dance choreographed by Cammie Hernandez of Connie Cassidy School of Dance to the song “Happy”.  Pageant Chairman DeAnn Zindler, created a beautiful stage and show.  The pageant was emceed by Lindsay Zvonar from Mid-West Family broadcasting.


The Blossomtime Festival Bud Prince and Princess and Jr. Teen will take an active role in the Festival by serving as Grand Marshals of the Youth Parade and Shoe Box Parade, riding on the Bud Prince & Princess/Jr. Teen Float in the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 and will participate in many other Blossomtime events, including the Coronation Ball, the Blessing of the Blossoms, attending many community pageants and being introduced on stage at the Miss Blossomtime Pageant March 12th, 2018.


Bud Princess – Kaylin Hauch

7 years old – E.P. Clarke Elementary

Parents – Kimberly & Bradley Hauch

Residence – Benton Harbor

Enjoys going on vacation with her family and competing in dance.  


Bud Princess 1st Runner-up – Madison Grzywacz

8 years old – New Buffalo Elementary

Parents – Lea Grzywacz

Residence – New Buffalo

Enjoys family BBQ’s, reading and gymnastics.


Bud Princess 2nd Olivia Dupre

9 years old – New Buffalo Elementary

Parents – Angela & Shane Dupre

Residence – New Buffalo

Enjoys watching movies with her family, gymnastics, and spending time with her friends. 


Bud Prince – Jacob Iwaniuk

9 years old – Moccasin Elementary

Parents – Jennifer & Rory Iwaniuk

Residence – Niles

Enjoys hunting with dad, video games and playing baseball.


Bud Prince 1st Runner-Up – Jason O’dell Brister Jr.

8 years old – River of Life

Parents – Schrelle & Jason Brister

Residence – Benton Harbor

Enjoys going on road trips, Boy Scouts and playing Rocket football.


Bud Prince 2nd Runner-Up – Alvin Tran

6 years old – New Buffalo Elementary

Parents – Jenny Le & Mike Tran

Residence – New Buffalo

Enjoys going on vacation with his family, swimming and watching his brothers play football. 


Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime – Alexandra Parker

11 years old – Lakeshore Middle School

Parents – Melissa & Neil Parker

Residence - Baroda

Participates in volleyball, soccer, and cross country. Enjoys skiing, tubing, and 4-wheeling.


Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime 1st Runner-up – Paxton Beyer

10 years old – Hollywood Elementary

Parents – Betsy & Art Beyer

Residence – Baroda

Participates in 4-H, dance, and volleyball. Enjoys song writing, singing, and spending time outside.


Miss Jr. Teen Blossomtime 2nd Runner-up – Makena Mihalik

11 years old – St. Paul’s Lutheran School

Parents – Krista & Steve Mihalik

Residence – Stevensville

Participates in travel soccer, basketball, and cheerleading. Enjoys playing the piano, riding her bike, and hanging out with her two sisters.   

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