Maple Grove Ambassador 2013 candidates are announced

The Maple Grove Ambassador Program has kicked-off the 2013 season. People can see all 14 candidates and outgoing royalty during the Maple Grove Days Pierre Bottineau Parade Thursday, July 11, beginning at 6:10 p.m.

The Maple Grove Ambassadors invite the public to “Maple Grove: A Perfect Fit” the coronation of the 2013 Ambassadors. On Friday, July 12, during the Maple Grove Ambassador Coronation, three candidates will be selected by an independent panel of judges to serve as Maple Grove Ambassadors, representing the city of Maple Grove throughout various community and civic events. Coronation begins at 7 p.m. at Maple Grove Senior High School. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $2 off with a Maple Grove Days button.

Join the newly crowned Maple Grove Ambassadors at the Gala in the Grove is free and will take place from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Wear a Maple Grove Days button and receive $2 off tickets at the door. The official 2013 Maple Grove Days buttons are available for $3 at the Maple Grove Community Center or from the Candidates.

For more information on the Ambassador’s community efforts and events, visit or their Facebook page

Read below to learn more about how each candidate already serves the community and what they can bring to the role of a Maple Grove Ambassador. Photos are courtesy of Cl!x Portrait Studios of Maple Grove.

Kirsten Adank 

Kirsten will be a freshman at Alverno College in the fall to major in art therapy. She’s been swimming competitively since she was five years old. In her spare time, Kirsten enjoys photography and visiting her sister in New York. Sponsored by Z’s Smokin Bonez.

Krista Brumm 

Krista is currently a senior at Maple Grove Senior High. She has been the captain of the gymnastics team for two years and received an all-conference honorable mention. In addition to marathon running, Krista enjoys volunteering and gardening with her mom. Sponsored by Belladerm Medspa.

Kaia Carlson 

Kaia is currently a sophomore at Bethel University studying biology. After graduation she hopes to become a physicians assistant. She keeps busy running and playing basketball and softball. Sponsored by Kottemann Orthodontics.

Alexa Castonguay

Alexa is currently a senior at Maple Grove Senior High. She has been on the A and B honor roll and was recently voted Miss Congeniality by her classmates. When she’s not horseback riding, you’ll find her snowboarding, writing or baking. Sponsored by Malone’s Bar and Grill.

Elizabeth Cortez 

Elizabeth graduated with high honors from Maple Grove Senior High this spring. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities to study international business at the Carlson School of Management. She’ll be joining Army ROTC with an eight year commission following graduation. Sponsored by Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapels.

Carlye Felton 

Carlye is a recent honors graduate from Maple Grove Senior High. She plans to study advertising and communications at Hamline University in the fall. She has danced and ice skated since she was a child and enjoys painting in her free time. Sponsored by Arbor Lakes Dental.

Elizabeth Flaherty 

Elizabeth recently graduated from Maple Grove Senior High where she participated in National Honor Society, choir and theater. In her spare time, she enjoys biking and reading. Sponsored by MGS Machine Corp.

Molly Hebzynski

Molly is currently a senior at Maple Grove Senior High. She participates in National Honor Society and has been on the all conference swim team for three years in a row. When she’s not at the pool, you’ll catch her outside playing ultimate frisbee with her friends. Sponsored by Learning Rx.

Ellen Litecky

Ellen is attending the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in the fall to study biology. She hopes to one day become a biological researcher. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and participating in band and theater. Sponsored by Clix Portrait Studio.

Anna Reget

Anna recently graduated from Osseo Senior High and plans to attend the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in the fall. She enjoys playing tennis and golf, which is perfect since she works at Rush Creek Golf Club. Sponsored by Rush Creek Golf Club.

Jennifer Schoenrock 

Jennifer is currently a senior at Osseo Senior High where she is a cross-country ski and track and field captain. After college, she’d like to pursue a career in hospitality management and pen up her own restaurant. Sponsored by Maple Tavern.

Susanna Trombley

Susanna recently graduated with honors from Providence Academy. She plans to attend the University of North Dakota this fall to join the Army ROTC and major in nursing. She enjoys music, kickboxing and making people laugh. Sponsored by Kalla Lily Salon and Spa.

Libby Wanner 

Libby is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities studying conservation biology. In high school, she was the captain of the track and field and cross-country teams. She enjoys spending time outside, horseback riding and carrying for her adopted cow, Delilah. Sponsored by Maple Grove Auto.

Anna Worel

Anna recently graduated from Osseo Senior High and has plans to attend Augsburg in the fall to study psychology, teaching or music therapy. She loves music and can play the guitar and eukelele. Sponsored by Donato’s Floral.