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Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program
February 3, 2013
About 450 people watched as four local young women were crowned Miss Clatsop County 2013, Miss North Coast 2013 Miss Clatsop County’s Outstanding Teen 2013, and Miss North Coast’s Outstanding Teen 2013 last Saturday night at the Seaside Convention Center where nearly $6600 in scholarships were awarded.
17-year-old Alexis Mather of Astoria walked away with $1425 in scholarships after sweeping the preliminary awards and being named Miss Clatsop County 2013. She performed an operatic vocal performance, “Queen of the Night” from the Magic Flute and will move on to represent Clatsop County at the Miss Oregon pageant in Seaside this summer. Alexis held a teen title in 2011 and also won the Platform Presentation Award from her speech at the benefit dinner the night before speaking about her platform “Be a Mentor your Way”. She is a senior at Astoria High School and received an additional $375 for selling support ads making her total scholarship earned $1800.
Crowned Miss North Coast 2013 was 18 year old Julieanna Carr who will be graduating from Astoria High School this June. She received a $1025 scholarship and will join Alexis on the State stage. Her platform is Child Abuse Awareness and she performed a dance to “Country Girl Shake it for Me”.
Winning the Miss Clatsop County’s Outstanding Teen 2013 title was 16-year-old Hannah Garhofer of Seaside. Hannah will receive a total of $775 after winning the Interview, Fitness and Evening Wear preliminary awards and a selling a support ad from B Boutique in Seaside. The win qualifies her to pursue the title of Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen. Her platform is “Celiac Disease Awareness” and for her talent Hannah did an acro-dance.
Named Miss North Coast’s Outstanding Teen 2013 and moving forward to compete at the State level as well was Ashley Allen, a 16-year-old student at Tillamook High School. She will receive $425 towards her college education for her efforts. Her platform is “Habitat for Humanity” and she performed a dance to “Diamonds” by Rihanna.
Runner up in the Miss division was Seaside High School senior Lorraine Basch receiving a $525 in scholarships. Representing the teens as runner up and receiving $225 was Hayliehe Bell, a 14 year old freshman at Seaside High School who won the Teen Talent Preliminary award for an additional $50 scholarship.
All non-finalists received a $125 scholarship. Named Miss Congeniality was Julieanna Carr for the misses and Ashley Allen for the teens. Each contestant had the opportunity to increase their individual scholarship by selling ads. Adding to their participation scholarship were Alexandra Habecker and Riley Sturgell with $375 and $325 respectively.
By random draw 10-year-old Annabelle Long of Seaside was selected as the official Miss Clatsop County Princess for the year and will accompany Miss Clatsop County 2013 Alexis Mather on stage at Miss Oregon and at several events throughout the year.
The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program awarded over $5200 in scholarships thanks in part to corporate sponsors Seaside Kiwanis, Seaside Factory Outlet Mall, Lazerquick, Restaurant Development Company of America, Bank of Astoria, & Les Schwab Tires. Scholarships were enhanced this year due in large part to a very successful Fashion Auction held during the annual benefit dinner the night before at The Loft at the Red Building which raised an additional $2000 for the general scholarship fund. Dinner was provided by John Newman, Chef / Owner Newmans at 988 and FISHES Sushi and Japanese Cuisine in Cannon Beach.
Also on stage Saturday night were outgoing 2012 titleholders, Sydney Dufka, Giselle Pincetich and Hannah Bacon and Nichole Mead, Miss Oregon 2012. The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program is an official preliminary to the Miss Oregon and Miss America Organization, a non-profit corporation established solely to provide contestants with the opportunity to enhance their professional and education goals, and to achieve those pursuits with the assistance of monetary grants and awards.
For more information, please contact Sandy Newman, Director, Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program at 503.717.3501 or visit www.missclatsopcounty.org.
The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program is a nonprofit volunteer-based organization that prides itself on empowering women in Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia Counties to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence. Participants receive scholarship money, gain interview and public speaking skills, and have the opportunity to speak on behalf of their favorite cause while enhancing personal and professional goals.
The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program is a preliminary to the Miss Oregon Scholarship Program and Miss America and is open to women ages 13 to 24.
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well.