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Scheuerer Crowned Miss Florida Citrus

Daniel CooperMiss Florida Citrus

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Alana Scheuerer, 2024 Miss Florida Citrus

Alana Scheuerer was crowned the 2024 Miss Florida Citrus on March 2 in Winter Haven. She was chosen during the Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven Program at Nora Mayo Hall in Winter Haven. The event was the program’s 100th anniversary. 

Scheuerer, 26, of Coral Springs, has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and tourism and a master’s degree in American dance studies, both from Florida State University. She works in the behavioral health field doing community outreach for the International Association of Firefighters Center of Excellence through Advanced Recovery Systems.

Scheuerer’s social initiative is Turn up Artistic Participation (TAP). The award-winning tap dancer started her university’s first tap dance team and advocates for community involvement in the arts. She is a regional director for Fly Dance Competition. Her talent during the competition was tap dancing.

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Alexandra de Roos, 2024 Miss Winter Haven

Alexandra de Roos, 20, of Winter Haven, was crowned the 2024 Miss Winter Haven. She is enrolled at the University of South Florida’s Judy Genshaft Honors College. She attended Columbia University (2021–22) and Professional Children’s School (2017–21) while attending the School of American Ballet (2017–22) in New York City.

She is the president of Peace Love Leotards, Inc., a non-profit that donates dance clothing to underserved girls. Her community service initiative is The Blue Project: Integrating Neuroscience and the Arts. The ballet artist, instructor and choreographer performed a contemporary ballet during the competition.

Maralee Thompson of Winter Haven, Victoria Sonza of Orlando and Sarah Sarver of Webster were first, second and third runners-up, respectively.

The Miss America preliminary pageant contestants were judged on their personal interview, social impact initiative/on-stage question, health and fitness, talent and evening gown attire. More than $2,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded to the top five finalists.

Scheuerer and de Roos will both compete in the Miss Florida Pageant, which takes place in Lakeland June 26–29. The Miss Florida winner will compete in the Miss America pageant.

The night after the crownings, a Florida Citrus Queen Centennial Celebration Gala was held at Nora Mayo Hall. Approximately 130 guests attended, along with 16 former Florida Citrus Queens dating back to 1975.

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Former Florida Citrus Queens welcomed the new Miss Florida Citrus to the sisterhood during the Florida Citrus Queen Centennial Celebration Gala.

The Florida Citrus Queen Pageant began in 1924, with the name changing to Miss Florida Citrus in 1984. The representatives have traveled the world promoting the Florida citrus industry.

For more information or to schedule an appearance, contact Brenda Eubanks Burnette, Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven Program executive director, at 561-351-4314 or MFCitrus81@gmail.com.

Source: Miss Florida Citrus and Miss Winter Haven Program

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