City Council Officially Welcomes New Miss Draper
Sage Nielsen talks about her plans as the 2016–17 Miss Draper. (Kelly Cannon/City Journals)
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By Kelly Cannon | email@example.com
Mayor Troy Walker and the Draper City Council thanked the former Miss Draper, Brynn Garfield, for her year of service and officially welcomed the new Miss Draper, Sage Nielsen. Both pageant queens were honored at the Sept. 6 city council meeting.
Walker expressed his thanks to Garfield saying he has enjoyed getting to know her and felt she has always represented the community.
“While serving the community, Brynn has been able to promote her platform, which is Zero Fatalities, encouraged residents to drive safe, buckle up and stop texting. What a great message to give to the youth in our community,” Walker said. “Brynn is currently enrolled at the University of Utah and hopes to work in New York City as an architect.”
Garfield expressed her gratitude toward the city and the city council.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve as Miss Draper 2015. I have a lot of ancestors who grew up here so it was an amazing year,” Garfield said. “I wish Sage the best. It’s a lifelong experience.”
Walker welcomed Sage as the Miss Draper for 2016–17. She is the daughter of Justin and Sarah Nielsen and is a senior at Corner Canyon High School.
“Sage said she enjoys composing piano music, running and hiking. Almost every day of the week, you’ll see her somewhere in nature,” Walker said. “Her favorite place to travel is New York City. After high school, she wants to live in New York while pursuing a degree in journalism and broadcasting.”
Sage thanked Walker and the city council, saying she is more than honored to be the new Miss Draper.
“It’s been my dream ever since I was 13 years old. I’ve been working hard for it ever since,” Sage said. “It’s just so surreal and amazing.”
During her reign, Sage will be working on her platform of self-empowerment.
“Now that school has started, I’ve been getting in touch with the different schools in Draper and Sandy. My goal is to spread awareness for self-empowerment and goal setting and thinking positively and loving yourself,” Sage said. “I want to spread my message all around and really help little kids setting goals and really thinking positively. I look forward to my year with Draper and everybody.”
Walker also took the time to thank the members of the Miss Draper committee. Walker said this year, the city had a great pageant and it was a great show, due in large part to the work of the women on the committee.
“We have some amazing young ladies in our city that participated and these women put a lot of heart and soul and time into it and it provided a great opportunity and experience,” Walker said. “I was impressed with their hard work and all that they did and I’m grateful to them.”