Beauty Pageant

Miss Shamrock Queen Contest

Miranda Terwiske of Jasper, 17, described her choice of outfit Thursday night at the Miss Shamrock Queen contest at Ireland Elementary. Brooke Stevens/TheHerald

Miss Shamrock Queen contestants, from left, Sara Hopf of Huntingburg, 17, Whitney Weidenbenner of Jasper, 18, and Miranda Terwiske of Jasper, 17, waited backstage before being introduced to the crowd at Ireland Elementary School Thursday night. Brooke Stevens/The Herald

Marissa Weisman of Jasper, 17, waited backstage before being introduced to the crowd at Ireland Elementary School Thursday night. Weisman was awarded second runner-up in the Miss Shamrock Queen Contest. Brooke Stevens/The Herald


Ireland, Ind. hosts beauty pageant reunion

Past Ireland High School Basketball queens and Ireland Historical society members gather before a recognition ceremony Sunday afternoon. Ireland High School's first queen from 1935 Viola Burger, 94, center, participated with 14 other past queens. Brooke Stevens/The Herald

Former Jasper High School Basketball queens, left to right, Shelba Schuetter, 1956, Beverly Mendel, 1955, Esther Kellams, 1953, and Millie Dick, 1951, waited for their names to be called during a recognition ceremony Sunday afternoon hosted by the Ireland Historical Society. Brooke Stevens/The Herald