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Anna Petersen selected for her poise and professionalism in revamped program

Jul 30, 2019 03:36PM ● By Mimi Darley Dutton

Corner Canyon graduate and valedictorian Anna Petersen was crowned Miss Draper 2019 at the July 2 City Council meeting. (Mimi Darley Dutton/City Journals)

By Mimi Darley Dutton | [email protected]

Anna Petersen, a 2019 valedictorian and graduate of Corner Canyon High School, was crowned Miss Draper at the July 2 City Council meeting. “We always appreciate Miss Draper. She makes it more fun, more beautiful, and better,” Mayor Troy Walker said.

Within mere days of winning the title, Petersen jumped right into her royal responsibilities, participating in the Riverton, Murray and Sandy City parades surrounding the 4th of July holiday.

The Miss Draper program separated itself from the Miss America program this past year. It is now the Miss Draper Scholarship Program with a focus on four pillars of service, education, leadership and refinement. Petersen went through an application process that included a resume, essay and interview.

Mandi Brady volunteers as chair for the Miss Draper Scholarship Program that selected Petersen. Brady was Miss Draper in 1998 and her mother, Carol Garfield Brady, was Miss Draper 1972. Together, mother and daughter crowned Petersen at the City Council meeting. 

“We treated the application process like a standard job interview process to prepare the candidates for future job interviews. Anna is well-spoken, kind, intelligent, a great conversationalist, confident and poised,” Mandi Brady said. 

Petersen’s platform is breast cancer awareness. She graduated from Corner Canyon with a 4.0 GPA and a course load that included seven AP classes. She received a $5,000 scholarship for being Miss Draper and she will attend BYU beginning this fall. Petersen is the daughter of David and Julie Petersen.