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Alder to compete in Miss Nevada

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Douglas High School senior Heidi Alder, 18, will be competing in the Miss Nevada Scholarship Program as Miss Gold Country.

Alder won the open pageant in Sparks on April 17, competing with 10 other young women from all over the state. She was second runner-up in the Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program in March.

“The runners-up were encouraged to compete in the open pageant,” Alder said.

She will graduate from Douglas High School in June and currently is one of the candidates for class valedictorian. She will attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utha, and plans to major in English and pursue a career as a novelist.

Alder is the daughter of Bruce and Vicki Alder of the Gardnerville Ranchos. She has seven brothers and sisters and has lived in Carson Valley for 16 years. She was born in Henderson.

Alder likes to read, play the guitar, sing and draw. She has been a member of the Douglas High School Madrigals for two years, is president of the National Honor Society and was recorder for the Future Business Leaders of America.

She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Alder will play guitar and sing at the Miss Nevada pageant June 26-27 at the Nugget in Sparks. There are 18 contestants competing to represent the state at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.

Her platform is encouraging literacy. She is a volunteer in the children’s reading program at Douglas County Public Library. She works at The Record-Courier as an editorial assistant and at The Hairport as weekend manager/receptionist.