Five young women vie for the coveted Miss Shamrock title.

The queen candidate talent show starts at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Le Center American Legion with the new queens being crowned at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. The new royalty’s first official appearance is at the annual Le Center St. Patrick’s Day Parade the day following. The parade begins at 2 p.m. March 11 and runs west on Minnesota Street.

Brianna Baker

Parents: Ken and Heidi Baker

School: Cleveland High School

Sponsors: Heidi Baker State Farm Insurance Agency

College plans: South Dakota State University, Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Family names: Baker, Ledden, O’Connor, Browne, Gaslin, Webber, Call and O’Shaughnessy

Talent: Irish melodies

Cassandra Christian

Parents: Brent and Angie Christian

School: Tri-City United High School

Sponsors: First National Bank of Le Center — Brad and Brooks O’Keefe

College plans: University of Minnesota or Duluth, pre-law or business

Family names: Harkin, Schultz, Weldon, Griffith, Durfee, McKebbin, O’Brian, Doherty and Reddy

Talent: An Irish inspired dance and saxophone solo

Kaitlin Ellingsworth

Parents: Shari and Craig Novotny, and Steve and Jessa Ellingsworth

School: Tri-City United High School

Sponsors: Tom Oak Concrete and Masonry

College plans: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire or St. Cloud State University, nursing

Family names: Sullivan, Connors, Feeney, White and Reardon

Talent: Irish dance

Megan O’Malley-Schmidt

Parents: Sara O’Malley, and Tim and Anne Schmidt

School: Tri-City United High School

Sponsors: Eric Closser, G&K Rental

College plans: South Central College, child development/special education

Family names: O’Malley, O’Neil, Callahan and McCabe

Talent: Singing “Lady of Knock” accompanied by the youth choir

Mia Pribyl

Parents: Shelly Schneider and Ryan Pribyl

School: Normandale Community College

Sponsors: Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Youth Project

College plans: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Family names: O’Leary, O’Connor, Herron and Barry

Talent: Everytime it rains

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