Sydnee LeBlanc was chosen as this year’s Scallop Queen during coronation celebrations last night at Digby Regional High School.
The 19-year-old was one of seven princesses vying for the title.
The new queen is the daughter of Craig and Elaine Connelly of North Range, and graduated from DRHS in 2009. She is entering her second year of business studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
During high school, LeBlanc was active in volleyball, grad and prom committees. She takes great pride in volunteering and being active in her community.
LeBlanc said she was not expecting to win the title and it came as a huge surprise.
“I am very honoured to be chosen as Scallop Queen 2010 and to represent Digby next year at Apple Blossom,” she said. “I’d like to thank my mom for all her support and Digby Scallop Shell for sponsoring me.”
Kayla Tidd who was sponsored by Harbour Rose Flowers was chosen first lady-in-waiting. Stacy Lynn Comeau, sponsored by Tim Horton’s Conway, is second lady-in-waiting.
Jamie Lee Berends, sponsored by Josie’s Place Eatery, was chosen as Miss Congeniality.
Last year’s Scallop Queen, Josie Zakhour, relinquished the crown to LeBlanc but will continue to fulfill her obligations from this spring as first lady-in-waiting to Queen Annapolisa Emily Rafuse.
Master of ceremonies for the coronation celebration was Len Hawley, with opening music performed by Nicholas Wetmore on the guitar and special musical selections by Rachel MacLean.
Dancers of Digby Dance Studio provided entertainment during the judges’ deliberation prior to crowning the new queen.