Community means a lot to candidatesAt noon today, a Miss Lake Superior North Shore will be crowned at the Two Harbors Community Center as part of Heritage Days festivities. A big part of the scholarship program is an essay contest. Here are two written by local candidates on how they feel about their hometowns.
At noon today, a Miss Lake Superior North Shore will be crowned at the Two Harbors Community Center as part of Heritage Days festivities. A big part of the scholarship program is an essay contest. Here are two written by local candidates on how they feel about their hometowns.
Community means a lot to candidates
The origin of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M), the historical tugboat Edna G, the longest performing city band (started more than 100 years ago), Betty’s Pies (world renown) and other unique cafes and shops, being close to Gooseberry Falls and Spirit Rock Lighthouse, warm and friendly people plus hiking, biking, kayaking and more all along the beautiful Lake Superior is part of what makes my hometown of Two Harbors special.
Two Harbors is a small community on the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior. It is filled with and surrounded by natural beauty and great people. I have been honored to be influenced by this small town.
Public service has always been important to me and through my involvement I was able to make a difference in this community and make connections with other towns along the North Shore. The service projects that I was involved with are many, and I learned to be an advocate for people near and far, as well as an advocate for our town and neighboring towns.
When I first arrived at college at the University of Minnesota Duluth last fall, people would ask, “Where are you from?” It was amazing so many people did not know anything about Two Harbors. During the past school year, I would bring home new friends and roommates to show them Two Harbors. They discovered that this is a beautiful and great place to grow up. Sharing a glimpse of the North Shore and Two Harbors was great. Sharing the beauty and charm was wonderful and filled me with pride and happiness. Highlighting Two Harbors as my hometown is priceless.
From Alyssa Schwanke, Two Harbors
Safe at home
Silver Bay for me is a safe place I can call home. I have lived there my entire life, and in my 18 years, I have received a wide array of friendships, hospitality and support from the local community. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, I have been spoiled with the beauty and elegance that make up my town. From the ebony sands of Black Beach to the pristine shimmer of Lake Superior in the summer, who could ask for anything better?
When I am in Silver Bay I feel as though I fit in, no matter where I am or who I am surrounded by. Everyone is very friendly and social. When I am out walking my dogs, at sporting events, even mowing the lawn, I know eight out of 10 people who pass by me, and even if I do not know them I am still greeted with a smile, head nod, or a wave.
William Kelley High School presented an educational atmosphere with comfortable classrooms as well as a learning environment that was greatly enhanced. Here, teachers had time for every single student. Small town pride is another component strong within our community and makes for a positive environment.
I find the place I call home to be a very welcoming, peaceful, and accepting area. I can give thanks to Silver Bay and the community for who I am today. I think I am very forgiving, welcoming, accepting, and friendly because of where I grew up and my surroundings. I believe many people who know me would agree with that.
From Stevi Rannetsberger, Silver Bay