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Howard Lake Good Neighbor Days

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Congrats to our new 2017-2018 Royalty!

Shelbi Johnson - Miss Howard Lake
Natelee Gillmore - Princess

Howard Lake Royalty Program

It is our mission to provide opportunities for young women to represent their community of Howard Lake as Royal Ambassadors as well as educational scholarship opportunities for their future. It shall be our goal to promote community spirit, involvement and pride. The Ambassadors shall serve as public relations liaisons to the community of Howard Lake and shall meet, greet and share information about our community and Good Neighbor Days with others we meet.

The HL Royalty Program is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to represent Howard Lake and the surrounding area as goodwill ambassadors and promote tourism, business and community pride. It is also instrumental in creating an atmosphere of change and growth for the young women of Howard Lake, both in the candidate program as well as the Ambassador Program.

We are looking for young women that are enthusiastic about promoting our community at festivals around the area. We want them to be positive role models to the young children they meet and are engaged with in the volunteer activities they take part in.

We want them to be able to grow in leadership abilities through out their year of serving as ambassadors.

The hope of our program is to instill in these young women the benefits of volunteerism throughout the time as candidates and ambassadors.

                                                                                                                        

   Candidate Program - April - June

  • Stage & Speech Preparation
  • Image Clinic
  • Formal Interviews
  • Hold Car Wash Fundraiser
  • GND Button/Ticket Sales
  • Attend All GND Events
  • GND Kickoff Dinner
  • Carnival Games for Children
  • GND Parade, Royalty Banquet, Coronation
  • Attend Events: Buffalo Parade & Coronation, HL Memorial Day Service 

    Ambassador Program - All Year

  • Must help out at one community service project/event per month 
  • Involved in assisting events at carnival games for children during GND
  • Help at all fundraising events and HL Lions events
  • Visiting Communities throughout Minnesota as Ambassadors in Parades, Banquets, Businesses and Coronation - as many as 40 events attended
  • Put on "Princess for a Day" fundraiser for girls K-6
  • Assist at "Kids Against Hunger" food drive
  • Reading to elementary children
  • Helping at St. James concession stand during sporting events
  • Future public appearances such as toy drives, and helping with community events
  • In addition to the above...Miss Howard Lake...
  • Represent Howard Lake at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival
  • Represents Howard Lake as a Candidate for the Minneapolis  Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes Coronation
  • "Princess for a Day" event for girls K-4
  • Candidate/Royalty Car Wash
  • Sponsorships from community businesses
  • GND Button/Ticket Sales
  • Carnival Games for children
  • Glow stick selling during GND dance 

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    Judging and Qualifications 

The Royalty Committee brings in judges from the Minneapolis Aquatennial.  They do NOT know the candidates so there are not any biased opinions before the festival. 

Race, religion, and economic status have no bearing on the selection of Miss Howard Lake or Howard Lake Princesses.

Judging is based on all of the following and not necessarily in order.

The candidate will be asked to verify willingness to accept the role and responsibility of Miss Howard Lake or Princess. 

  • APPEARANCE:  The candidate will dress business like for the personal interview and formal attire for the coronation.
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS:  The candidate should be articulate and possess interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • PERSONALITY:  The personality of the candidate should reflect sound quality of the mind and character.  The candidate should radiate health, vitality, and wholesomeness; they should project friendliness with proper restraint.  A candidate must be able to handle themselves with confidence and decorum in any situation.
  • POISE:  Poise is determined by the manner in which the candidates conduct themselves with others the same age and the general public.  Candidates should be pleasant, friendly and unperturbed by unusual circumstances. 

The Miss Howard Lake and Princesses are not required to postpone educational pursuits during their year-long reign.  However, it must be kept in mind the busy travel and appearance schedule.  It is best suited if royalty works with the Royalty Committee and chaperone on location, work and/or school schedules.  The candidate has the option to disqualify themselves from selection as Miss Howard Lake or Princess at their own will. The Royalty Committee obtains the right to inform the judges of any candidates that have broken the code of conduct, or the Committee feels a candidate should not be chosen due to the best interests of the City of Howard Lake and the people of Howard Lake. The Committee must state facts as well as reasons why they feel a candidate should not be chosen.  Furthermore, the Committee does NOT endorse any candidate to the judges.

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       The Six Pillars of Character   

  • Trustworthiness                                  Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country

  • Respect                                             Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

  • Responsibility                                     Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices

  • Fairness                                              Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly

  • Caring                                                   Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

  • Citizenship                                            Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment