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2024 Wind Princesses

North Wind Princess

Katy Jo Johnson

Sponsored by: Long's Auto Place

Prince: Eddy Wiegert

A proud Minnesotan, Johnson can be found outside in all seasons, especially on the golf course in the summer. When she can’t be outside, she loves rooting for Minnesota sports teams and crocheting blankets for her friends. Johnson works at Medtronic hosting physician VIP visits and frequently volunteers with their Young Professionals, Women and Christian Networks. Learning about her ancestry and empowering others to tell their stories are two things Johnson is passionate about.

East Wind Princess

Michelle Borris

Sponsored by: Bungalow Inn of Lakeland

Prince: Ron Mikolai

“She loves Titanic, coffee and Jesus, and not in that order.” Boris, a youth and young adult minister at a church, says this description — from a teenager she works with — is accurate. She has led mission trips to Guatemala and recently returned from a pilgrimage to Portugal. Michelle’s passion for youth work has taken her all over, from serving as a long-term volunteer in Scotland and Ireland to a retreat leader in Dubai. She also loves museums so much that she is pursuing a master’s degree in art history at the University of St Thomas. In her free time, this Cathedral Hill resident enjoys volunteering with a golden retriever rescue and a Guatemalan coffee program, cooking, thrifting and planning her dream trip to a dog rescue in Morocco.

West Wind Princess

Amy Lyn Johnson 

Sponsored by: ReMax Results Greg Kuntz

Prince: John Omodt

Born in St. Paul, Johnson has an associate’s degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. After graduation, she enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve and reached the rank of Master Chief. In her civilian life, she is an optician. Johnson enjoys hiking and camping with her dog, Andy. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Bellevue University.

South Wind Princess

Madalyn McGarry 

Sponsored by: LCS Company 

Prince: Jamie Rued

McGarry is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is studying sociology of law, criminology and justice with a minor in Spanish. McGarry enlisted in the military when she was 17 and is currently serving in the Minnesota National Guard. Outside of school and work, she loves spending time with her friends and family. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, she loves all things outdoors. She travels as often as she can, loves to craft and start new projects.

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