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Katie-2SUDBURY—Miss Manitoulin 2014 Katie Harper will be representing the Island this April 30 to May 2 at the Miss North Ontario 2015 pageant in Sudbury. Voting for the People’s Choice Award starts today, Wednesday, April 15, so be sure to log onto and support Katie!

This year has been a busy one for Katie, who calls Little Current home. A Grade 11 student at Sudbury Secondary School in the arts education program, she has been balancing her stage career (she starred in her school’s production of Legally Blond) and her role as Miss Manitoulin.

She attended various events throughout the last year and organized fundraisers for Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC).

In fact, this Thursday, April 16, Katie has organized a fundraising coffee house at Sudbury Secondary School along with the school’s parliament from 5 to 8 pm to raise money for NOFCC.

“Being Miss Manitoulin has been a really great experience,” said Katie. “It has given me a real sense of responsibility and commitment. It has opened me up to things I never thought I could do and I am taking more on.”

“I am getting nervous about the Miss North Ontario pageant, but I’m really excited,” continued Katie. “I have made my Beauty with a Purpose book, my pageant promo book, and written my one-minute speech and introduction—so I’m feeling prepared. I’m really treating this like a job.”

Be sure to follow Katie on What’s Up Miss Manitoulin on Facebook and log on to to vote for Katie during the Miss North Ontario People’s Choice Awards.