Taylor Everett, Dunseith, was one of 12 winners selected by Maurices in the 2012 contest at (mauricesmainstreetmodel.com). Each winner received a fashion photo shoot, $1,500 in Maurices clothing, and a $7,500 donation to the charitable organization of her choosing.
More than 1,400 contestants entered. Online voters narrowed the search to the top 100. The top 20 candidates were chosen by Maurices to attend a casting call in Minneapolis. After a series of interviews and test photos, judges selected the 12 national winners.
Everett selected the Belcourt/Rolla programs operated by Minot Vocational Adjustment Workshop (Kalix) as the recipient of the $7,500 donation. After purchasing a few outdoor items for use of tenants (grills and picnic tables), Kalix plans to use the donation towards the purchase of an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Transportation - rides to work, medical appointments, grocery shopping and recreational opportunities - enhances quality of care and quality of life, and is very much appreciated by people enrolled in Kalix residential programs.
Kristen Burner, left, store manager for Maurices in Minot, and Taylor Everett, winner of Maurices Main Street Model Contest, present a check for $7,500 to Borgi Beeler, right, CEO of Kalix.