ìBy identifying a womanís unique talents and abilities, she can be empowered to overcome negative and destructive influences in todayís society while reaching her highest potential,î reads Angerbaurís official platform statement.
As sheís been helping others, the new Miss Davis County has also been focusing on strengthening her own talents and abilities. This fall Angerbauer will be a junior at UVU, where she is majoring in Vocal Performance and Philosophy and was recently awarded a Deanís Merit Scholarship. She has performed with UVUís a cappella and chamber choirs, the Wasatch Chorale, and the Jenny Phillips Choir. She recently returned from a performance at Carnegie Hall with the Wasatch Chorale.
Even better, she wasnít the only county native to shine on stage. Angerbauerís first attendant was Kelsi Einfeldt, a freshman at Southern Utah University who plans to major in education. Celia Child, who attends Utah State University, was awarded second attendant. Sheís planning to obtain a masterís degree in both business management and communications.
Angerbauer, however, will be the one representing Davis County in the 2009 Miss Utah competition, which is held in early July. This yearís winner, Kayla Barclay, was originally Miss Sanpete County.
If Angerbauer needs inspiration, however, all she has to do is look to last year. The 2007 Miss Utah, Kaysville resident Jill Stevens, had also been named Miss Davis County earlier that same year.
Stevens, who is also a combat medic for the National Guard, went on to compete in the Miss America pageant, as well as appearing in the TLC series ìMiss America: Reality Check.î Due to the recognition she received on that series, she was voted as the ìAmericaís Choiceî contestant during the pageant.