Miss Green Bay Area Kimberly Sawyer new Miss Wisconsin and Red Cross Volunteer!!!!

Congratulations Kimberly!!!!!

BY ERIN CROWLEY • of The Northwestern • June 19, 2010

‘The tense final moments for the title of Miss Wisconsin was truly a family affair with sisters Kimberly and Katie Sawyer narrowed to the last two spots until Kimberly Sawyer was crowned Miss Wisconsin 2010 in Oshkosh Saturday night.

Sawyer, who represents the Green Bay area, was crowned Saturday during the final night of the 2010 Miss Wisconsin Scholarship Pageant at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium. She beat out her sister Katie, Miss South Central, who was the first runner-up.

 Miss Kenosha Laura Kaeppeler, was second runner-up; Miss Wisconsin Central Desiree Geffers, was third runner-up; Miss Seven Rivers Kathryn Williams, was fourth runner-up.

 The Top 11 were Miss Green Bay Area Kimberly Sawyer, Miss Milwaukee Tonya Popowski, Miss Onalaska Brittany Lee, Miss Kenosha Laura Kaeppeler, Miss LaCrosse/Oktoberfest Raeanna Johnson, Miss South Central Katie Sawyer, Miss Arcadia Laura Benson, Miss Holmen Elizabeth Kramer, Miss Oshkosh Shana Pawlowicz, Miss Seven Rivers Kathryn Williams and Miss Wisconsin Central Desiree Geffers.

 Also announced last night was the winner of the Miss Wisconsin Outstanding Teen Pageant, Miss Milwaukee Outstanding Teen Teaka Griesbach. The Outstanding Teen competition took place Wednesday evening.

 Miss Beloit, Jessica Gile, won Friday night’s talent competition and Miss LaCrosse Oktoberfest, Raeanna Johnson, and Miss Seven Rivers, Katie Marie Williams, tied in the second physical fitness preliminary in swimwear competition.

 Thursday, Miss Kenosha, Laura Kaeppeler, and Miss LaCrosee Oktoberfest, Raeanna Johnson tied in talent and Miss Oshkosh, Shana Pawlowicz, and Miss Milwaukee, Tonya Popowski, tied in the physical fitness in swimwear competition.

Miss Green Bay Area Kimberly Sawyer, center, reacts as she is crowned 2010 Miss Wisconsin at the 2010 Miss Wisconsin pageant at Alberta Kimball Auditorium in Oshkosh on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Jeannette Merten/For Gannett Wisconsn Media