Abigail Helland to compete this weekend for Miss Montana
Abigail Helland, 20 of Glasgow, is one of 11 competing for the title of Miss Montana in Glendive June 9-11 at 7 p.m. nightly at the DCHS auditorium.
After graduating valedictorian from GHS in 2014, she has been attending MSU Bozeman majoring in psychology. She received the Governors Best & Brightest Scholarship and served as a Mont. State Senate Page in 2013. Abigail says her best nonacademic achievement was saving her 3 year old sister's life with CPR when she was just in the 7th grade.
She hopes to become a physical therapist helping children with disabilities. Her platform is Finding the Ability Beyond the Disability.
Abigail calls Glasgow a small town with lots of heart. Her mom is the most influential person in her life. If she were on a deserted island she'd like any book by Malcolm Gladwell, preferably Outliers. She says her best friend would describe her as blondes really do have more fun.
For the seventh time the Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen competition will combine with the Miss Montana Scholarship Program, now in its 67th year so it's two shows for the price of one. On Thursday the Outstanding Teens, age 13-17, compete in talent, sportswear and evening gown. Half the Miss Montana contestants will compete in talent and swimsuit while the other half compete in evening gown and on stage question. Their roles will reverse on Friday