Oshkosh WI 6/17/09; Miss Arcada Sarah Kulig autographs Theresa Richards' book at a meet and greet of all the Miss Wisconsin contestants Wednesday at Oshkosh West High School. Photo by Jeannette Merten/for The Northwestern.
Autumn Schaefer, a young princess at heart, marched one-by-one down the train of Miss Wisconsin contestants cordially asking for each of their polished autographs.
This could be her only chance to meet them all, up close and in person, and take home a signed memento from each of the 26 contestants being cast as role models for the next generation.
"Little girls think the autographs hold their weight in gold," said Mary Lou Lewis, a member of the Miss Wisconsin board of directors.