Bio: Friedenfels, Deborah J. – National Rural Elect.
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 23 Jan 1975
Miss Wisconsin Rural Electrification, 19-year-old Deborah Jean Friedenfels, of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), is in New Orleans this week to participate in the National Rural Electrification Association's (NRECA) "Miss Rural Electrification" pageant. She just completed their first semester of her sophomore year at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied Physical Therapy. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Friedenfels, Rt. 2, Owen.
Debbie's participation in the national program is being sponsored by the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association, Madison, the statewide service organization for Wisconsin's 30 rural electric cooperatives. She represented Clark Electric Cooperative of Greenwood (Clark Co.) in the statewide pageant in Madison last March. She is one of seven entrants in the national program.
Should Debbie become the new Miss Rural Electrification, she will receive a $3,000 college scholarship, presented equally by NRECA and the General Electric Company. The pageant's first runner-up will received a $1,000 scholarship, while the second runner-up will get an $800 award. She will also be competing for trophies, a special "Miss Congeniality" award, and other gifts.
The pageant will conclude on Wednesday evening, January 22, with crowning ceremonies at the Rivergate Convention Center in New Orleans.
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