Once a member of the Ambassadors, the eight members will spend a year together bonding and becoming both lifelong friends and extended “family.” Read about their experience here :
Indescribable! This is the first word that comes to mind when I look back on my experience as Miss Woodbury. This experience has surrounded me with an immense amount of relationships that will last a lifetime. Going into the program, I figured I would get to know the people within my royal family, but I could have never imagined having significant relationships with people from all over the state of Minnesota. Although this seems like a big commitment, I can personally say that the hardest part of scheduling will be filling your free time once it is over. When I asked my friends to reflect on the program, they replied with, “I really don’t understand it but I can tell that you are very passionate about it.” From this, I must tell you, no paragraph will make you understand the program but experiencing candidacy will change your life, because this experience is truly indescribable.
Kathy Melton (Miss Woodbury 2014-2015)
From the outside looking in, it appears we are living every little girls dream of being a princess. From the inside looking out, the view is much more spectacular than a dream come true! The journey starts with volunteerism in our own community, learning to be leaders, and simply become better people. During the candidacy, new friendships are formed with an everlasting bond. Through all the laughs and work you become a part of a group of young ladies who are like no others. With the extraordinary moment of crowning, the year begins! Representing the City of Woodbury is a fantastic opportunity. Looking back it has allowed me to have the time of my life. The events and memories gained by being Miss Woodbury, couldn’t be given justice by words alone. The dream is real, being a princess with a crown and gown! However, the best part about it isn’t covered in bling but in laughs and friendships, it can’t be seen but it certainly can be felt.
Lynnae Boe (Miss Woodbury 2013-2014)
I have learned and grown so much throughout my time as Miss Woodbury. This experience has allowed me to acquire both personal and professional skills that I will carry with me for years to come. The most rewarding part of being an ambassador was inspiring young girls and boys to be proud of who they are and encouraging them to follow their dreams. I will never forget the smiles I was able to bring to so many little kids’ faces along parade routes as well as the laughs I shared with people from all walks of life. I never realized something as simple as a smile can bring so much joy to others. Over the course of my year, I’ve come to understand that it’s never really been about the crown, but rather the experiences the crown signifies. It has been amazing to see the impact I can make on the world through a simple act of service. The friendships and memories I have collected through this journey will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Miss Woodbury 2016-2017
If I could describe the year in three words it would be fun, happiness and growth. Being an ambassador has given me a new definition of happiness. I have been able to provide happiness by a wave, smile or simple blown kiss.
I have gained so much confidence in public speaking skill while being Miss Woodbury. I have learned that wearing a crown on your head doesn’t make you a princess but a leader. I have learned how to lead a group an be a role model to all the princesses in my community.
This program has allowed me the confidence shine.
Miss Woodbury 2017-2018