An area residents will be a part of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. As with tradition, the events will include the Aquatennial Ambassadors Association’s (AAO) Queen of the Lakes Coronation Friday, July 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The AAO’s Queen of the Lakes Scholarship Program selects a Queen of the Lakes and two Aquatennial Princesses every year to represent the Minneapolis Aquatennial and city of Minneapolis all over Minnesota, the nation and Canada. Approximately 50 young women represent communities throughout the state of Minnesota participating in this once-in-a-lifetime program. At the end of their year of service as an ambassador of the festival, the Queen and Princesses receive educational scholarships.
This year the city of Maple Grove will be represented by Laura Fisher in the AAO’s Queen of the Lakes Scholarship Program.
“As Maple Grove’s representative, I hope to promote the city by being a good role model,” Fisher said. “I also hope to make others aware of Maple Grove’s many attributes by representing and talking about my city to others.”
Fisher attended Maple Grove Senior High, where she was active in Link Crew (mentoring program), National Honor Society and school band.
“I was chosen to represent Minnesota on a 16-day Europe band tour, and participated in pep-band,” Fisher said.
Today she is a student at Iowa State University, with a major in biology and a minor in Spanish.
“At college, I was a member of the Inter Residence Hall Association (IRHA) last year, which is student leadership for the residence halls of Iowa State,” Fisher said. “In IRHA I was on the events committee, where we planned events like movies in the pool and color fights. I was also the president of my dorm floor.”
In her spare time, Fisher enjoys playing the flute for her church, snowboarding and dance. After college she hopes to go onto graduate school and become a licensed physician’s assistant. As for her passion in life, “My passions in life are helping people and giving back to the community. I plan to pursue them through my career path and volunteering in whatever city I am living in,” Fisher said.
The Aquatennial Ambassadors Organization (AAO) has been a pioneering organization in building partnerships and relationships with the Minneapolis Aquatennial, city of Minneapolis and local communities throughout Minnesota since 1940. For more information visit aquatennialambassadors.com.