Malaki - March 1997 Volume 3 Issue 2
Sandra Lee Herder of Portland, Oregon
was crowned Mrs. Portland on December 1, 1996. Sandy came
to Portland in 1986 from Honolulu, Hawaii to attend the
University of Portland. She graduated from the University
of Portland in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary
Education and an Early Childhood Certificate. She works
at Woodlawn Elementary School which is part of the
Portland Public School District. Sandy has taught in the
primary grades for over six years. This year she is
teaching 26 kindergartners.
Sandy has been married for seven years to her husband
Robert M. Herder and together they share their two sons
Hayden Vaughn 5 years and Eldon Warren 2 years.
Less than a year ago Sandy was in an automobile
accident on the Fremont bridge which is on Interstate - 5
traveling to N.E. Portland on her way to work. "I
suffered a large laceration down my forehead across both
eyes and a nick out of my left nostril. It was hard at
first especially since my right eyebrow could no move up
or down, all my eyelashes and eyebrow of my left eye were
missing, I wore a hat for the first month to hide my
large scabs and glass cuts." She says the issue and
platform she will speak on throughout the year is a
positive attitude. "Living through the experience of
an automobile accident that required over 100 stitches to
my face, I have much to share with a strong
Sandra will be competing in the Mrs. Oregon
International pageant in Eugene, Oregon this coming May.
The Mrs. International pageant is a non-exploitative
pageant for women 24-56 years of age. Contestants are
judged on 50% Interview, 25% in Aerobic competition, and
25% in Evening competition.
If you wish to contact Sandra Herder for an interview
or appearances, call the states office at (541)
345-3143 and ask for Dee Dee Brant, State Director.
Throughout her year as Mrs. Portland, she will be
available to assist functions free of charge.
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