YOUTH PROFILE: Lima girl enters Miss Ohio pageant

By Lance Mihm - [email protected]

Vanessa Stegg

LIMA — Vanessa Stegg, 12, has been a lifelong dancer. She has now coupled her skills with singing and playing the violin.

She is hoping to turn her talent into a pageant crown later on.

Stegg has entered the Miss Ohio International Pre Teen Pageant. She has learned dancing at home, not participating at a dance studio. She also has been playing the violin for two years and sings in the choir at Lima South.

“I want to be in the pageant because I think it will help others realize their dreams,” Vanessa said.

Vanessa is the daughter of Dario and Autm Stegg, of Lima. She is a member of a large family, with seven siblings.

“I think it will be a great opportunity to meet new people,” Vanessa said. “I am hoping to become friends with a lot of them.”

Vanessa said she participates in all styles of dance, and she plans to dance for the talent portion during the pageant. She is also excelling as a student, getting all A’s and B’s regularly. Her dream is to be involved with the performing arts when she gets out of school.

“I am hoping I can go to a dance school,” Vanessa said. “I would like to be a dancer.”

Vanessa said she enjoys playing baseball and plays every summer. She also enjoys sewing, and has made many items including a summer dress.

Vanessa Stegg Stegg

By Lance Mihm

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Reach Lance Mihm at 567-242-0409 or on Twitter @LanceMihm.

Reach Lance Mihm at 567-242-0409 or on Twitter @LanceMihm.

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