Two local women are representing the area in The Miss Michigan Pageant starting next week in Muskegon. Miss Ludington Area will be represented by Cassandre Marie Macdonnell of Ludington, and Miss Western Michigan will be sending Jodi Beckman of Shelby. The women have begun packing and readying themselves for a busy week ahead of them. But for these girls, it isn't just about winning. Cassandre spoke with MOM radio saying, "Everyone asks if I'm heading to Miss Michigan to win, and while that would be such an amazing honor, I intend to win new friendships and experiences, and discover a new level of confidence in myself that I never knew I had. And to me, that's winning."