Natalia Genetti crowned Miss Exeter 2021

Exeter High School senior class president Natalia Genetti crowned Miss Exeter 2021, Miranda Torres awarded runner-up

EXETER – The Exeter court and their families gathered at the Exeter Woman’s Club Nov. 8 to participate in the small town tradition of crowning Miss Exeter, an honor for the five girls competing for the sash and crown.

Exeter High School senior Natalia Maria Genetti was bestowed the title of Miss Exeter 2021, crowned by her predecessor Lauren McEwen. Genetti is the senior class president at Exeter High and varsity athlete in water polo, soccer and track and field. In her spare time, she serves as the youngest volunteer at the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency.

Miss Exeter 2021, Natalia Genetti, stands among her court at the Nov. 8 ceremony at the Exeter Woman’s Club. Genetti will hold the crown for a full year and represent the city at local events.Photo by Jermaine Johnson II

After graduating with honors, Genetti plans to attend a four-year university majoring in biological medicine to become a certified nurse midwife, inspired by her mother, who serves as a registered nurse at Kaweah Health. Now donning the prestigious Miss Exeter tiara, Genetti will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.

Tulare County Supervisor Larry Micari and Exeter City Councilmember Frankie Alves were in attendance serving as judges for the white tablecloth event. The categories being judged were cooperation and participation, the personal essay, academic and community involvement and the two events at the Miss Exeter event. The court of candidates—Lyndin Jensen, Taylor Amaral, Madisson Woods, Miranda Torres and Genetti—fielded questions drawn at random and strutted down the aisle in attire of their choice donated by the Exeter Community Service Guild and the Pink Ladies.

Genetti will represent the community at events in Exeter and the surrounding area during her one-year reign. McEwen, last year’s Miss Exeter, left the spotlight with words of wisdom for the court.

“Choose well how you carry yourself, for you are the role models for the younger children of Exeter, but also the exemplars of respect for our older generations,” McEwen said. “You are a part of the 100-plus-year legacy of young women who have been able to represent the city.”

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