Hannah Strohmer-Hill hopes she used her title as Miss Swedish Festival Queen to help be a positive role model to younger women around her.
“I hope that I have shown them to be positive, even about things we aren’t too happy about, and that they can always embrace and rely on their relationships with God to get them through even life’s hardest moments,” Strohmer-Hill, 19, said. “The best part of my year was to have gained four little best friends who are like sisters to me. We are always goofing around, dancing, and laughing. I try my best to keep everyone smiling even if we are exhausted.”
Strohmer-Hill described the moment she found out she had won the title of Miss Swedish Queen as a time she was “excited” and “thankful to God.”
“I had prayed all week because I knew that if it was in his plan for me to take this role, that I would need his help to be the best role model to the girls and help them have a great year making memories and improving our county in the process,” Strohmer-Hill said. “The biggest highlight for me was the interview. It gets you out of your comfort zone, but also gives you something to be proud of. Also, being able to get to know the judges in the process and letting them get to know you is just a bonus.”
With being crowned for a new title, came new responsibilities, some of which required the queens to have a flexible schedule, positive attitude and attend various community events and appearances.
“We always aim to be the best we can be and help out in any way possible to be sure that we are all making a positive mark in this world,” Strohmer-Hill said. “It is very important to keep a smile on your face even if you are having a bad day because those little girls look up to you, and if they see that you are in a bad mood, it can bring them down as well. I always try my best to dance and play around with them, to be sure they are having a great time no matter what we are doing.”
Strohmer-Hill, daughter of Shane and Miranda Aldridge, graduated from Chilton County High School in 2021, so her days now involve going to work at Mutual Savings Credit Union.
“My typical day is to wake up, go to work, eat, go to sleep, then repeat,” Strohmer-Hill said. “But, I do manage to find time in between to keep up with my relationship with God, as well as all of my friends and family.”
Strohmer-Hill plans to attend Birmingham Dental Assistant School this fall. Once she becomes a dental assistant, she plans to further her education and become a dental hygienist.