Pav­li­na Schriel ist die neue Miss Ger­man-Ame­ri­can

Die 61. Steu­ben-Pa­ra­de wirft schon jetzt ih­re Schat­ten vor­aus

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M iss Schriel (right photo) is a 2016 gra­dua­te of New York Uni­ver­si­ty in Man­hat­tan and cur­rent­ly a mu­sic teacher at Brooks­i­de Ele­men­ta­ry School in Nor­walk, CT. On Sep­tem­ber 15th, 2018. She will ri­de the Ger­man-Ame­ri­can Steu­ben Pa­ra­de’s „Queen’s Float“on Fifth Ave­nue along with Prin­ces­ses Se­an Tom­lin­son of Clarks Sum­mit, PA, and Kirsten Ri­schert-Gar­cia of New York, NY.

Miss Tom­lin­son is a dou­ble ma­jor of Ger­man and So­cio­lo­gy/An­thro­po­lo­gy at Fair­field Uni­ver­si­ty, Class of 2019. Miss Ri­schert-Gar­cia is a Mas­ters stu­dent at Ya­le Uni­ver­si­ty, Ya­le Di­vini­ty School, Class of 2020. All th­ree ac­com­plis­hed young la­dies are ex­tra­or­di­na­ry re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves of the rich Ger­man-Ame­ri­can he­ri­ta­ge and cul­tu­re of the tri-sta­te area.

The crow­ning took place in a ce­re­mo­ny held at Rei­chen­bach Hall in Man­hat­tan on May 20th, 2018. The as­sem­bled gu­ests we­re in­tro­du­ced to each can­di­da­te with a ques­ti­on and an­s­wer ses­si­on fo­cu­sed on Ger­man iden­ti­ty. Each con­tes­tant was in­iti­al­ly in­ter­view­ed by a pa­nel of fi­ve jud­ges. Af­ter the jud­ges vo­ted, each au­di­ence mem­ber had an op­por­tu­ni­ty to vo­te for the Queen. Miss Ger­man-Ame­ri­ca 2018 re­cei­ves a $5,000 scho­lar­ship, her prin­ces­ses each re­cei­ve a $2,500 scho­lar­ship.

In ad­di­ti­on to crow­ning Miss Ger­manA­me­ri­ca 2018, a Ju­ni­or Ge­ne­ral and two Ju­ni­or Prin­ces­ses we­re in­tro­du­ced: Wil­li­am Cast­le of New York, NY, is Ju­ni­or Ge­ne­ral von Steu­ben. Ka­the­ri­ne Jo­han­na Hus­vethLar­sen of Sum­mit, NJ, and Ame­lia-El­sa Schwei­zer, of Nor walk, CT, are the Ju­ni­or Prin­ces­ses.

Over 120 gu­ests we­re in at­ten­dance, in­clu­ding the Pa­ra­de’s Ge­ne­ral Chair­man Robert Radske, nu­merous Com­mit­tee mem­bers, and va­rious Club Pre­si­dents and Re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves from throughout the Ger­manA­me­ri­can com­mu­ni­ty in the tri-sta­te area.

New­ly crow­ned Miss Ger­man-Ame­ri­ca 2018 Pav­li­na Schriel re­mar­ked: „I am ho­no­red to be cho­sen as the Queen of the Ger­man-Ame­ri­can Steu­ben Pa­ra­de. I am loo­king for­ward to a won­der­ful ye­ar of fur­ther ex­plo­ring my he­ri­ta­ge and re­pre­sen­ting the Ger­man-Ame­ri­can com­mu­ni­ty“.

De­par­ting 2017 Queen Cait­lyn Walsh com­men­ted: „My ex­pe­ri­ence as Miss Ger­man-Ame­ri­ca has ma­de me fall in lo­ve with my Ger­man cul­tu­re and fa­mi­ly his­to­ry all over again.“

For mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on on the Ger­manA­me­ri­can Steu­ben Pa­ra­de, ta­king place on Sep­tem­ber 15th, 2018, vi­sit the web­site with the ad­dress: www.ger­man­pa­ra­de­nyc.org

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