• Madison Reynolds

Resigning as Miss Granite City

It is with bittersweet feelings that I write my last blog post as Miss Granite City. Effective today, I have resigned my title.

In the past month I have had many exciting life changes occur. I left my job at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and moved away from my hometown to start a new chapter in my life. I moved to Grand Rapids, MN and accepted a position working in their school district. I love my new job, and am excited to start my life in a new city.

Since these changes have unfolded, I thought a lot about what it meant for me as Miss Granite City. The more I pondered this, the more I knew that I would no longer be able to dedicate the time and effort I wanted to the title. It was a long, hard, and well thought out decision that I didn't make lightly. I have been so honored to serve as Miss Granite City, and will miss it very much.

The Miss Minnesota Organization has given me countless opportunities for self growth. I have grown in so many areas during my time as a candidate. Through being a candidate and titleholder I have grown in self-confidence, leadership, activism and so much more. I am forever thankful to the Miss Minnesota organization and will look back on this time in my life so fondly. In addition, I have met many lifelong friends that I will always cherish. The young women that are involved in this organization are inspiring, strong, resilient, and so much more. I'm proud to be among them, and will always admire them all.

Though I will no longer be competing for the title of Miss Minnesota 2021, I can't wait to see which member of the class will earn the job. Any one of them will make a great Miss Minnesota, and I can't wait to continue to cheer them on as they go through their time of service.

I can't thank you all enough for your love and support as I have chased my wildest dream. One thing that I have hoped to show through my social impact initiative is that it is okay for your dreams and paths to change, and that's exactly what happened to me. Although I'm sad that my time as a candidate has come to an end, I'm so excited for what's to come in my new chapter.

With gratitude,



Reach Hire

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