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Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud

The Miss Farmington pageant has come a long way since its early days. It has grown, become more complete.

Being named MIss Farmington isn’t just a quick path to a scholarship. It’s a commitment to represent your hometown for a year, and it’s an invitation to learn more about yourself and become more confident in who you are.

The seven ambassadors who were selected at Tuesday night’s coronation will spend the next 12 months traveling from festival to festival. They will ride in parades and probably wave to strangers until it feels like their wrists are about to give out.

Miss Farmington ambassadors have gone on to compete elsewhere. One was named Queen of the Minneapolis Aquatennial last year.

It’s a big time commitment, and it has grown substantially over the years as Farmington’s program makes connections around the state. But the girls who take part will tell you it’s worth it.

It’s worth it for the friends they make, and for the confidence they gain speaking in public again and again. It’s worth it for the memories.

Tuesday was a big night, with another group of seven girls taking on the mantle of Farmington’s official ambassadors to Minnesota and the world. We have no doubt this year’s ambassadors will represent their city well.

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