MISS POLONIA USA - 2012
Detroit, Michigan - Polish National Alliance
Lodge 2525 of Detroit, Michigan, with great pleasure, announces
that our member, Paulina Kowalczyk, age 18, is the newly crowned
Miss Polonia USA 2012, The national pageant took place in New
York City in October 22, 2011. Her parents Maria and Marek
Kowalczyk, of Westland, Michigan attended the pageant and are
thrilled with their daughter's accomplishment.
Paulina has been an extremely active member
of the PNA. She has studied Polish dance and language for 15
years. She is a current member of the Polanie Song and Dance
Ensemble in Detroit, Michigan. She traveled to Poland for the
first time this past summer to complete the first year of four
year summer program, Stadium Choreograficzne. This is a three
week, comprehensive course that graduates many Polish dance
choreographers of the highest quality. Students from all over
the world go there to earn this degree. She remained in Poland
to perform with Polanie Song and Dance Ensemble at the XV World
Festival of Polish Folk Dance in Rzeszow, Poland. Dance groups
must qualify to perform in this festival and at numerous
locations throughout the region. Approximately 45 dance groups
from all over the world attended this event. Paulina was taken
aback by the beauty and culture she experienced in Poland.
At a more local event, she has attended
numerous activities including the PNA Youth Jamboree in
Connecticut, the PNA Summer Youth Camp at Orchard Lake,
Michigan, the Polish Folk Dance Festival in Troy, Michigan, the
P:NA District 10 Debutante Ball, all while performing with
Polanie at various functions and volunteering in and outside of
Paulina is a freshman at Wayne State
University in Detroit, Michigan. At this time, she hopes to work
in the medical field, particularly in pediatrics. She works part
time at a physician's office. She maintains excellent grades and
is a higher education scholarship recipient from PNA Council 54.
She wishes to express her sincere appreciation to PNA Council 54
and PNA National Vice President Paul Odrobina and Executive Officers for
sponsoring her in the pageant.
Paulina has had experience modeling but her
vibrant personality is one of her best assets. We wish her luck
at the Miss Polonia World 2013 competition to be held in the
spring of 2012. We are extremely proud that this pageant, along
with her continued studies in Michigan and in Poland, exhibit
the great qualities of our PNA youth.
President PNA Lodge 2525
Photos taken by Paulina's family.
Total: 10 Photos