Thirteen area young women will compete this Saturday for the titles of Miss Sunrise Side and Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen 2013.
The Scholarship Pageant will take place at 4 p.m. at the Alpena High School Auditorium. Tickets to attend the event can be purchased at the door for general admission seating for $15.
Miss Sunrise Side is a local preliminary competition to the Miss Michigan and Miss America Scholarship Pageants. The winner of Miss Sunrise Side will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship and a $4,000 Alpena Community College Scholarship, which is sponsored by the ACC Foundation.
Overall, more than $7,000 will be awarded to the winners and runner-ups. Alexandra Kramer is the current Miss Sunrise Side 2012. She represented the Sunrise Side in June as she competed for the title of Miss Michigan 2013 in Muskegon.
Caitin Borke will be passing on her title as Miss Sunrise Side Teen. She competed for the title of Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen in June and was a top 10 finalist.
This year's Miss Sunrise Side contestants are:
The Miss Sunrise Side Teen Contestants include:
All photos courtesy of professional photographer Sandy VonFintel.