BRISTOL — Haley Gorsuch first ran for Miss Bristol when she was 15.
Her fifth time competing was the charm Friday when she was named Miss Bristol 2019 at the 50th Anniversary Bristol Progress Days Coronation Banquet.
“Growing up I’ve always looked up to Miss Bristol,” Gorsuch said. “I hope to be as much of a role model to others as they were for me.”
As Miss Bristol, Gorsuch, 20, will participate in activities throughout the event, which culminates Sunday, and will represent the village at functions through the coming year.
She also was named Miss Congeniality by fellow contestants, a title she also held in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was crowned by 2018 Miss Bristol Brystal Schultz.
Gorsuch, daughter of Dr. Dave and Carol Gorsuch and Bill and Brenda Flesch, attends the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and hopes to become an elementary art teacher.
Her activities include volunteering at Fast Friends, Westosha Senior Center, and Kenosha Humane Society. She is a leader for The Trinity Teens and has helped coach tennis with WKCTA.
Amanda Gorsuch was named first runner-up, Grace Henningfield was named second runner-up and Jenna Miller was named third runner-up.
As part of the event Friday, each contestant drew and answered one on-stage question about who their role model is and why, what philosophy or value they hold close to them, what world crisis needs to be resolved, or what invention they could uninvent.
Haley Gorsuch drew the philosophy question and chose to share a quote from Disney’s “Lion King” about how you can either run from the past or learn from it.
The contestants were also able to present a talent, though it was not part of the judging.
Henningfield, 16, daughter of Scott and Jackie Henningfield, will be a junior at Westosha Central High School.
Her activities include volunteering with Bristol Kids Club, and participating with Bristol Recreation softball and with her Christian youth group. In school she was on the Honor Roll, received the Falcon Spirit Award, and is on the tennis team.
Miller, 19, daughter of Mark and Julie Miller, graduated from Abeka Academy. She plans to attend college to further her education, so she can give care to others like she has received.
She is a vocal instructor and her activities include volunteering with the Salem Library Book Buddies program, with her church puppets and Vacation Bible School, children’s choir and Sunday School.
Amanda Gorsuch, 16, daughter of Dr. David and Carol Gorsuch, will be a junior at Westosha Central High School.
Her activities include serving as vice president of Trinity Teens and volunteering with Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and participating in choir and band. She belongs to Bristol Strivers 4-H club, is active with the Drama Club and has been inducted into the Thespian Society, where she currently holds the office of treasurer.