2017 Miss Loveland Valentine
The Loveland Chamber of Commerce, along with its panel of judges, selected McKenna Dellinger as the 2017 Miss Loveland Valentine.
McKenna Dellinger, from Mountain View High School, was one of 11 Loveland-area high school female students up for the prestigious title. McKenna earned the win after writing an essay, conducting an interview with judges and presenting a heartfelt “Loveland My Community” speech to attendees of the Nov. 3rd luncheon hosted by Thompson Valley Rotary. The five judges (see below) included two past Miss Loveland Valentine title holders (Renae Weidenkeller, Miss Loveland Valentine 2002 and Brooke (Bakel) VanderWal, Miss Loveland Valentine 1997 along with Becky McQueen, Miki Roth and John Metcalf.
Since 1962, Loveland has been selecting a Miss Loveland Valentine. The title of Miss Loveland Valentine has been held with honor and pride as this young woman spends the next year representing the community of Loveland. Miss Valentine is Loveland’s spokesperson, as she makes many presentations throughout the community including television, newspaper and radio interviews. Over the years, the title of Miss Loveland Valentine has been held with honor and pride as this young woman spends the next year representing our community. As the selected candidate, McKenna will receive scholarship funds toward her college education awarded from Ted and Mabel Thompson’s Trust.
For the past 55 years Miss Valentine has met the Governor, presenting him with a special gift from Loveland and an Official Loveland Valentine card. She has made a formal presentation to the Senate for the past 50 years. On occasion, she has also met with the Lieutenant Governor and the treasurer. McKenna will be accompanied to all of her engagements by the official Miss Valentine chaperones, Norma Jean and Chet Goodheart.
To become Miss Loveland Valentine, a contestant must:
- Be a high school senior who is nominated by their high school counselor
- Be a Loveland resident
- Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Currently hold leadership roles in high school and community activities
- Be a college-bound student
She is judged on the following qualities: Poise, personality, positive attitude, appearance, intelligence, improvisational skills, speaking skills, ability to interact with all ages and nationalities, and confidence.
Miss Loveland Valentine will gain valuable experience and develop life skills that will benefit her everyday life (i.e. interview skills, public speaking, interpersonal communication, social interaction, etc.)
It is a great honor to be one of the nominated candidates from Loveland. Congratulations to these Loveland high schools seniors for earning the recognition as 2017 Miss Loveland Valentine candidates:
Danica Artzberger, Thompson Valley H.S.
Blair Bernhardt, Loveland H.S.
Katie Cheuvront, Thompson Valley H.S.
Kyra Hanson, Resurrection Christian School
Meagan Pronozuk, Resurrection Christian School
Kate Seaver, Thompson Valley H.S.
Nicole Standiford, Loveland H.S.
Lauren Steege, Mountain View H.S.
Hannah Tate, Mountain View H.S.
Tehya Watson, Loveland H.S.
Click here to view a list of previous Miss Loveland Valentines
Click here to view a list of the 2017 Nominees