Miss Wisconsin coming to Taste of Shawano

The Junior Achievement-Wolf River District board of directors announced Wednesday that Miss Wisconsin 2016 will be a guest at the annual Taste of Shawano event to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 27 at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B, Shawano.

Miss Wisconsin Courtney Pelot hails from Manitowoc. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in communication arts.

Pelot is spending her year of service making appearances promoting her platform of literacy education and the Children’s Miracle Network. Pelot’s platform fits well with Junior Achievement’s purpose statement to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Pelot is a 2012 graduate of Lincoln High School and a 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Junior Achievement’s programs provide the introduction and exploration of STEM education and careers, while JA’s middle and high school programs align with state academic and career planning standards.

Pelot will be available during the Taste of Shawano for autographs and pictures.

More than 20 different restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses participated in the 2016 Taste of Shawano.